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Should I remove LinkiDoo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,137
United States Rank #18,226
Reach 0.0119%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.16 days
93.12 days >
Average installed length: 48.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.04.09.200038 1.30%
2014.04.08.220858 1.30%
2014.04.07.212955 1.30%
2014.04.04.000738 2.60%
2014.04.03.204536 2.60%
2014.03.28.225654 7.79%
2014.03.27.234409 1.30%
2014.03.26.011155 1.30%
2014.03.20.002728 5.19%
2014.03.17.211458 1.30%
2014.03.15.013120 1.30%
2014.03.13.163811 2.60%
2014.03.11.234342 1.30%
2014.03.11.162559 1.30%
2014.03.07.193619 1.30%
2014.02.28.212019 1.30%
2014.02.26.051729 9.09%
2014.02.21.044812 1.30%
2014.02.18.175314 2.60%
2014.02.13.012613 5.19%
2014.02.11.223523 1.30%
2014.02.08.023956 1.30%
2014.02.05.153917 1.30%
2014.02.04.044224 1.30%
2014.02.01.021226 5.19%
2014.01.29.231828 1.30%
2014.01.28.010740 1.30%
2014.01.25.024532 3.90%
2014.01.16.003233 6.49%
2014.01.10.201400 2.60%
2013.11.21.172750 20.78%

LinkiDoo

What is LinkiDoo?

LinkiDoo is an adware extension that plugs into the user's web browser for IE, Chrome and Firefox and will display additional advertisements in search engines such as Bing and Google. It installs itself as a browser extension/toolbar and runs as a background process. Once installed, it displays ads by injecting new ads in search as well as various web pages that use 3rd party advertising and replaces these ads with its own.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Certain browsing settings may be automatically adjusted to optimize the performance of the Software.

Overview

The most common release is 2013.11.21.172750, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named LinkiDooBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,061,427 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LinkiDoo.
LinkiDooBHO.dll (eb7e9f3ba3334072286028ded088c0e6) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17576 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9263 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140126 Adware/Agent.izz
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4407 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqsznp
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
updateLinkiDoo.exe (4c022dc0240f5e51337bab158de942c8) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Lido.9A0
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
ESET-NOD32 10176 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.BrowseFox
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LinkiDoo.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4C022DC0240F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4C022DC0240F
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0723
VIPRE Antivirus 31750 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 21 all detections
LinkiDoo has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: LinkiDoo
URL: linkidoo.biz/support
Help link: mailto:support@linkidoo.biz
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LinkiDoo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LinkiDoo\LinkiDoouninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LinkiDoo

Program module:LinkiDooBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:LinkiDoo
Path:C:\Program Files\LinkiDoo\LinkiDooBHO.dll
MD5:eb7e9f3ba3334072286028ded088c0e6
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LinkiDooBHO.dll - LinkiDoo
  • LinkiDooUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateLinkiDoo.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LinkiDooBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LinkiDoo' with the class of {5c11f47a-dbf7-4d5f-94a0-f747ce85e935}.
Service
  • updateLinkiDoo.exe runs as a service named 'Update LinkiDoo' (Update LinkiDoo).

How do I remove LinkiDoo?

Quickly and completely remove LinkiDoo from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall LinkiDoo 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 LinkiDoo, 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 LinkiDoo.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by LinkiDoo you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 36.36%
Windows XP 5.19%
Windows Vista 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.96%
Windows 8 11.69%
Windows 8.1 11.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 5.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.96%
  United Kingdom 8.86%
  Canada 7.59%
  Netherlands 6.33%
  Israel 5.06%
  Norway 2.53%
  Australia 2.53%
  Sweden 2.53%
  Italy 2.53%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Finland 1.27%
  India 1.27%
  New Zealand 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.65%
Dell 17.74%
Acer 17.74%
Lenovo 8.06%
ASUS 6.45%
Toshiba 6.45%
Samsung 6.45%
Sony 1.61%
Medion 1.61%
Gateway 1.61%
American Megatrends 1.61%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 1640 2.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 1.47%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L750 1.47%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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