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Various adware or malicious applications use lnkstada as an advertising platform, to display advertisements within IE, Chrome or Firefox.

If the user sees ads from when browsing the web, it might indicate that the device is infected with malware such as Tracur, Pihar, ZeroAccess/Sirefef rootkit, although adware or other unwanted programs could also be the source of the advertisements. Furthermore, the lnksdata pop-ups can appear no matter what web browser or search engine is used.

The purpose of this infection is to generate money by increasing web traffic and providing sales information for third parties. These goals are achieved by displaying sponsored links and advertisements in infected devices.

There are a few sources of the lnksdata virus. Firstly, malicious or even legitimate websites that were infected, can distribute the malware via drive-by-download while you are browsing them. Furthermore, emails are also used for the virus circulation. The letters could contain links to malicious websites or even have malware attached to them. Sometimes the virus is bundled with other software and infects the computer during the installation process. Finally, peer-to-peer file sharing websites such as might also be the source of the lnksdata virus.

After the user’s computer is infected the lnksdata virus will cause the display of numerous commercial pop-ups or Flash update boxes, thus increasing profits for third parties. is not a malicious webpage itself, but it is used by frauds as a tracking website for applications associated with them. The purpose of is to act as network referral ID and sort traffic which was sent by traffic partners and then direct the traffic to advertisers.

Automatic Virus Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect Virus and remove it.


Learn more about SpyHunter and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Manual Virus Removal

Important Note: Virus can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

To remove Virus, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to lnksdata and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Also remove Virus from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Delete any folder related to “lnksdata” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

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