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Should I remove Linkury Smartbar Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,827
United States Rank #18,588
Reach 0.0320%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.28 days
922.90 days >
Average installed length: 484.91 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.24.22.10764 55.68%
1.6.1.942 6.90%
1.6.1.909 2.90%
1.6.1.908 0.22%
1.6.1.835 18.26%
1.6.1.759 12.47%
1.6.1.711 0.67%
1.6.1.705 2.90%

Linkury Smartbar Engine

What is Linkury Smartbar Engine?

What the Smartbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.
- Adds, removes or modifies components interacting with search input fields.

Privacy Policy: "In order to facilitate, refine, personalize and match the identification and presentation of our products results to your browsing preferences and habits, we collect information regarding your use of our Product including URL and information of websites you browse while Smartbar is installed."

About  (from Linkury)

Linkury Smartbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extensio...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Linkury Smartbar Engine.
linkury.exe (7f005a7dd57e104d6a3b4cd431f5a73d) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.044 Adware.Linkury.1
ESET-NOD32 8.8870 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
VIPRE Antivirus 22048 Adware.Linkury (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linkury.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\linkury\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F04C4F83-D9C7-408C-9DEB-D5526E72108C} /quiet ENGINE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Linkury Smartbar Engine

Program executable:linkury.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Smartbar
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\linkury.exe
MD5:7f005a7dd57e104d6a3b4cd431f5a73d
Additional files:
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll (by Microsoft) - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.multimedia.loader.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Multimedia.Loader
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.eventmanager.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.base.dll - Client (Plugins)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll - ChromeRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.defaultbrowser.dll - DefaultBrowser
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll - FireFoxRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.sharemanagerlocalplugin.dll - SearchResultsLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.personalization.businesslogic.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessLogic
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll - NotepadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll - ScreenCapturePlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.uninstallproductsplugin.dll - UninstallProductsPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.weatherplugin.dll - WeatherPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.youtubedownloadplugin.dll - YoutubeDownloadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.personalizationsettingsmanager.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Settings.PersonalizationSettingsManager
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.usersettingsmanager.dll - UserSettingsManager
  • smartbar.resources.automaticupdates.dll - Smartbar.Resources.AutomaticUpdates
  • smartbar.resources.browserhelperutils.dll - Smartbar.Resources.BrowserHelperUtils
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.processdownmonitor.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProcessDownMonitor
  • smartbar.resources.productsremovallibary.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalLibary
  • smartbar.resources.productuninstaller.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductUninstaller
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettings.dll - SetBrowsersDefinitions
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettingsautoupdater.dll (by Smartbar) - Smartbar.Resources.SetBrowsersSettingsAutoUpdater
  • smartbar.resources.shortcutslibrary.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ShortcutsLibrary
  • smartbar.resources.sidebyside.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SideBySide
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbar.resources.uninstallscreen.dll - Smartbar.Resources.UninstallScreen
  • smartbar.resources.urlhistorysupplier.dll - Smartbar.Resources.UrlHistorySupplier
  • smartbar.resources.utilities.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Utilities
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_16.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_17.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_18.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • linkury.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\Linkury.exe startup.

How do I remove Linkury Smartbar Engine?

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Or, you can uninstall Linkury Smartbar Engine from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Linkury Smartbar Engine, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Linkury Smartbar Engine.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#11,827

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.63%
Windows Vista 9.58%
Windows 8 4.23%
Windows XP 3.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.26%
Windows 7 Professional 7.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.57%
Windows 7 Starter 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.90% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.90%
  United States 17.33%
  Brazil 6.26%
  France 5.22%
  Italy 3.76%
  United Kingdom 3.34%
  Belgium 3.13%
  Canada 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Poland 2.30%
  Australia 2.09%
  Austria 1.67%
  Spain 1.46%
  Argentina 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Acer 20.65%
Dell 11.59%
Medion 11.59%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 7.61%
GIGABYTE 5.43%
Samsung 4.71%
Intel 1.81%
Alienware 1.09%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.30%
MEDION P6812 2.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.75%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.20%

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