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5% remove it95% keep it
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LinkScanner is a software program developed by Exploit Prevention Labs. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 7.97 MB (8,358,325 bytes). The installed file UpdateRestart.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 70% of users of LinkScanner come from the United States, it is also popular in Finland and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.explabs.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ExPLabs.com\LinkScanner
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\{970DA77C-0D99-4147-9457-55E2393495F0}\LinkScannerLiteSetup_2_6_6_0090_6.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALS
Estimated size: 7.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LinkScanner

  • XPLmwSDK.dll - SocketShield SDK (SocketShield SDK DLL version)
  • LinkScannerChecker.exe - LinkScanner (LinkScanner Checker)
  • LinkScannerConsole.exe - LinkScanner Console
  • LinkScannerIE.dll - LinkScanner Internet Explorer Plugin
  • LinkScannerMonitor.exe - LinkScanner Monitor
  • NetProcTrack.dll - LinkScanner network tracking LSP plugin
  • SiteBlocker.dll - LinkScanner site blocking plugin
  • SploitChecker.dll - LinkScanner exploit blocking plugin
  • UpdateRestart.exe - LinkScanner update restart tool
  • wrnetdrv.dll - LinkScanner LSP
  • wrnetdrv_install.exe - LinkScanner LSP installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LinkScannerMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LinkScanner Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\ExPLabs.com\LinkScanner\LinkScannerMonitor.exe /auto.

How do I remove LinkScanner?

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

Win XP 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 60.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Finland 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Italy 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Intel 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 33.33%
HP-Pavilion GX614AA-ABA a... 33.33%
HP Pavilion 06 DF207A-ABA... 33.33%


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