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Should I remove Linkury Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,415
United States Rank #14,462
Reach 0.0478%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 515.54 days
1389.40 days >
Average installed length: 730.03 days


VersionDistribution 35.71% 5.39% 3.88% 11.87% 8.41% 0.11% 2.91% 4.75% 1.19% 0.97% 2.91% 0.43% 0.22% 4.31% 1.73% 2.80% 0.65% 2.27% 1.94% 0.54% 0.32% 0.22% 0.65% 0.43% 0.43% 0.11% 1.08% 0.11% 0.97% 0.11% 0.76% 0.54% 0.54% 0.11% 0.54% 0.11%

Linkury Smartbar

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What is Linkury Smartbar?

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."

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "A search toolbar that enables users to access results from different search engines, post content to social networks and reach web applications in pop-out windows. Note: Includes a homepage reset and default search change."

About  (from Linkury)

Linkury Smartbar extends Chrome by adding it a graphical interface that enables users to: Search and compare search results from multiple search engines. Share in one click to all of their social network profiles like Twitter and Facebook. Use widgets such as games and translations. If you are a publisher who wants to ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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.
linkury.exe (227e76b4d222eb6bc11f4444b94b1964) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3564 Toolbar
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.AqE
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.24551
ESET-NOD32 8.9271 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
Fortinet FortiGate 2/14/2014 Adware/MSIL_Agent
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Agent
McAfee 5600.7220 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bcx
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7220 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bcx
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.MulDrop4.bkvhwr
Norman 10.20140214 Suspicious_Gen4.EHHIY
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA CN
Vba32 AntiVirus TScope.Trojan.MSIL
VIPRE Antivirus 25262 Adware.Linkury (fs)
       View all 13 all detections
Linkury Smartbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Linkury Smartbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linkury.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\linkury\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8EA6A274-9C75-40B4-991F-01482D89D1A7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 7.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Linkury Smartbar

Program module:linkurysmartbar.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\linkury\linkurysmartbar.dll
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
  • 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.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.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.productuninstaller.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductUninstaller
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettings.dll - SetBrowsersDefinitions
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettingsautoupdater.dll (by Smartbar) - Smartbar.Resources.SetBrowsersSettingsAutoUpdater
  • 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.urlhistorysupplier.dll - Smartbar.Resources.UrlHistorySupplier
  • smartbar.resources.utilities.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Utilities
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll - Linkury Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • 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
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_16.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_5.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_6.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_7.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.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?

Quickly and completely remove Linkury Smartbar from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Linkury Smartbar 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, 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.
  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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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.79%
Windows Vista 9.90%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 10 4.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.53%
Windows 7 Professional 8.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.83%
Windows 10 Home 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 29.45%
  United States 18.99%
  Brazil 7.14%
  France 5.73%
  Italy 4.12%
  Belgium 3.12%
  Canada 2.71%
  Spain 2.31%
  Poland 2.11%
  Austria 2.11%
  United Kingdom 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Portugal 1.71%
  Argentina 1.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.65%
Acer 21.30%
Dell 12.82%
ASUS 8.88%
Medion 8.88%
Toshiba 7.30%
Samsung 4.73%
Lenovo 2.17%
Intel 1.58%
Sony 1.38%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.71%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.68%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.35%


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