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Should I remove Linksicle?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,567
United States Rank #7,019
Reach 0.0222%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.73 days
286.94 days >
Average installed length: 150.77 days


VersionDistribution 83.33% 4.11% 12.56%

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What is Linksicle?

Linksicle is an unwanted web browser plugin that injects various forms of advertising such as banners, text-links and popups.

From the EULA: "The Plug-In analyzes and records the ways in which you use your computer and the websites you visit so that you can: (i) view definitions, translations, and search results without leaving a webpage by highlighting keywords or phrases; and (ii) receive targeted advertisements in the form of additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text link advertisements. Each day you will see up to approximately 5 banner ads per page, 4 search ads per page, 4 in text ads per page, and 2 pop-up or pop-under ads.

The Plug-In interacts with your computer by:

- Inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages’ advertisements, banners, or coupons that would not otherwise appear;
- Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements;
- Communicating with our servers to determine whether to insert advertising software from our third party Licensors into the web pages you are viewing and, if so, to obtain and inject the software.
- Communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Plug-In, and whether an updated version of the Plug-In is available;
- Monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click.
- Changing browser settings to optimize Linksicle functionality and performance."

It is distributed through a number of download managers that are known to install adware including Air Software (downloadverse.com), TINY INSTALLER, Extended Setup and JumpyApps (coolzipextractorapp.com) to name a few.

About  (from InfoAtoms)

Connect to relevant information faster with Linksicle. Linksicle is a free, ad-supported software utility that makes searching and translating information you find online easy. Highlight any word or phrase with your mouse and Linksicle will show the Wikipedia and Bing Results in an in-page window. That means you don’t ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Linksicle.
lssvc.exe (dac21f6dfa0d8dff2bd05e67edf66b77) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Adware.AdPage.A
AVG 2015.0.3598 Generic5
Bitdefender Adware.AdPage.A
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.101
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AdPage
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 Win32/AdWare.Vitruvian.A
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Riskware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2014-10-01_6 Adware.AdPage.A
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.AdPage
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.AdPage
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AdPage.A
nProtect Adware.AdPage.A
VIPRE Antivirus 24774 Linksicle (fs)
LinksicleClientIE.dll (0e84a73673d161db48feb402698d8410) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.AdPage.A
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AdPage.A
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.101
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AdPage.A (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AdPage.A
G Data 22 Adware.AdPage.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.AdPage
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AdPage.A
nProtect 2013-11-27.01 Adware.AdPage.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1029
VIPRE Antivirus 23774 Linksicle (fs)
       View all 24 all detections
Linksicle 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: Linksicle
URL: www.linksicle.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\linksicle
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Linksicle\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 953.84 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Linksicle

Program executable:lssvc.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Linksicle Client Service
Path:C:\Program Files\linksicle\Service\lssvc.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Linksicle (Linksicle Setup)
  • (Malware detected) LinksicleClientIE.dll - Linksicle Client BHO x86

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LinksicleClientIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Linksicle' with the class of {2AD2D8CA-D24D-40D2-A8FC-46952409BA9A}.
  • lssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Linksicle Client Service' (lssvc) "This service enables Linksicle on HTTP websites".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.63 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004722514%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017299%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029926%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,443,282
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:590.75 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:596.19 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Linksicle?

You can uninstall Linksicle 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 Linksicle, 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 Linksicle.
  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 Linksicle you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.16%
Windows 10 31.74%
Windows Vista 7.08%
Windows XP 5.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.63%
Windows 8 16.13%
Windows 8.1 10.83%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.86%
  Iran 0.46%
  Germany 0.31%
  Canada 0.31%
  Saudi Arabia 0.31%
  United Kingdom 0.31%
  IQ 0.15%
  Italy 0.15%
  AZ 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.07%
Dell 26.09%
Toshiba 13.33%
Acer 11.88%
ASUS 5.80%
Gateway 2.61%
Lenovo 2.03%
Alienware 0.87%
Intel 0.87%
Samsung 0.87%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
Gateway ML6732 ... 3.45%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.46%


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