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Should I remove LinkiDoo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,916
United States Rank #25,343
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.72 days
198.18 days >
Average installed length: 104.13 days


2014.04.09.200038 1.05%
2014.04.08.220858 1.05%
2014.04.07.212955 1.05%
2014.04.04.000738 2.11%
2014.04.03.204536 2.11%
2014.03.28.225654 6.32%
2014.03.27.234409 1.05%
2014.03.26.011155 1.05%
2014.03.20.002728 6.32%
2014.03.17.211458 1.05%
2014.03.15.013120 2.11%
2014.03.13.163811 2.11%
2014.03.11.234342 1.05%
2014.03.11.162559 1.05%
2014.03.07.193619 2.11%
2014.02.28.212019 1.05%
2014.02.26.051729 7.37%
2014.02.21.044812 4.21%
2014.02.18.175314 3.16%
2014.02.13.012613 4.21%
2014.02.11.223523 1.05%
2014.02.08.023956 1.05%
2014.02.05.153917 2.11%
2014.02.04.044224 1.05%
2014.02.01.021226 5.26%
2014.01.29.231828 1.05%
2014.01.28.010740 1.05%
2014.01.25.024532 3.16%
2014.01.16.003233 6.32%
2014.01.10.201400 3.16%
2013.11.21.172750 23.16%


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.


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 27 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 AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17576 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 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 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqsznp
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
updateLinkiDoo.exe (d1d8329e976863059a6084a2f6ddf750) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BN
AhnLab-V3 2015.02.16.02 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BN
AVG Generic.939
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.bH
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.744
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BN (B)
ESET-NOD32 11181 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
K7 AntiVirus 9.194.14970 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
K7GW 9.194.14970 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BN
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dlbkqx
nProtect 2015-02-13.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA MM
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0PAI15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0PAI15
VIPRE Antivirus 37596 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 36 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:[email protected]
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)
Path:C:\Program Files\LinkiDoo\LinkiDooBHO.dll
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}.
  • updateLinkiDoo.exe runs as a service named 'Update LinkiDoo' (Update LinkiDoo).

How do I remove LinkiDoo?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.95%
Windows 10 36.84%
Windows XP 3.16%
Windows Vista 1.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.55%
Windows 8 12.77%
Windows 8.1 12.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.51%
Windows 7 Professional 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.90%
  Canada 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Israel 4.76%
  Netherlands 4.76%
  Italy 2.86%
  Australia 1.90%
  Norway 1.90%
  Sweden 1.90%
  OM 0.95%
  PR 0.95%
  Finland 0.95%
  Greece 0.95%
  India 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.87%
Dell 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 10.39%
ASUS 9.09%
Lenovo 5.19%
Samsung 3.90%
Medion 1.30%
Gateway 1.30%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Sony 1.30%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.61%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 2.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 1.20%

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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