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How to remove BackLinks Monitor adware

Also Known As: Ads by BackLinks Monitor
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of application is BackLinks Monitor?

BackLinks Monitor is promoted as an application that allows users to quickly examine domain backlinks. It is known that BackLinks Monitor can generate advertisements - it has the qualities of advertising-supported software. Adware is often promoted and distributed using questionable, deceptive methods.

BackLinks Monitor adware

BackLinks Monitor adware in detail

BackLinks Monitor displays annoying advertisements covering the contents of visited pages. Those ads can open potentially malicious pages, scams, phishing pages, and other untrustworthy websites. Moreover, they can be used to distribute potentially unwanted apps (PUAs): if clicked, they could run specific scripts and download and (or) install PUAs.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by BackLinks Monitor
Threat Type Adware
Symptoms Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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More about adware

Adware can be designed to hijack web browsers (change their settings to promote a fake search engine) and gather information about its users. Although, the primary purpose of adware usually is to display ads. More examples of apps monetized by designing them to show ads are Adskip PRO, NoteIt, SmartTravel.

How did adware install on my computer?

Adware gets installed alongside other software, through certain advertisements, fake installers. Users rarely install it on purpose. Downloaders and installers used to distribute adware have "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings. It gets downloaded or installed when users download or install software without changing those settings.

Ads can download or install PUAs only if users click on them. Those ads achieve it by running certain scripts. Fake installers usually get downloaded from deceptive, potentially malicious pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download files and apps from trustworthy (official) pages and direct download links. Avoid using other sources/tools like P2P networks, unofficial sites, third-party downloaders, installers, etc., as tools to download or install any software.

Do not download or install programs until unwanted optional downloads and installations are deselected. Also, avoid clicking on advertisements showing up on dubious pages. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Website promoting BackLinks Monitor adware:

backlinks monitor adware promoter

Deceptive site promoting BackLinks Monitor adware:

BackLinks Monitor adware-promoting deceptive website

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

macOS (OSX) users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

BackLinks Monitor adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes BackLinks Monitor redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing BackLinks Monitor adware from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "BackLinks Monitor" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing BackLinks Monitor adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by backlinks monitor, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing BackLinks Monitor adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing BackLinks Monitor adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by backlinks monitor removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by backlinks monitor, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

Adware can affect the web browsing experience (diminish it), computer performance (slow down a computer), invade privacy.

What does adware do?

Adware displays unwanted advertisements. Also, it can be used as a tool to promote fake search engines (by designing it to hijack a web browser) and collect information about users.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Adware is used to promote various products, websites, services. Its developers often use affiliate programs as the main source of income.

Will Combo Cleaner remove BackLinks Monitor adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate adware. It is recommended to remove adware automatically (using specialized software). Manual removal does not always work - files belonging to adware remain in the system even when adware itself is no longer present.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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