How to remove LinkBucks redirect


Linkbucks redirect (or LinkBucks virus) is a browser hijacker that causes your searches to be redirected through Linkbucks system to other websites. Typically if you click on any search result in Google page, you are redirected through this system to an irrelevant website. As a result, you get annoyed, and malware creators make money from this unplanned visit to the page. Due to these forces redirections the Linkbucks redirect is classified as a browser hijacker. creators should not be blamed alone. It is an advertisement network that frames the page you are viewing with ads or shows splash screen with ads in between opening pages. This system is legitimate, though the owners should do more to prevent cyber criminals from misusing it. The malware generates fake LinkBucks links to show advertisements for you and this way earn money.

Typically, you get such infections because your PC was infected with Trojan or Worm. Parasites evolve every day, and the Trojan causing Linkbucks redirect might be undetected by your antivirus. Quite often redirects are not the only purpose of such parasites, thus you should not hesitate and remove Linkbucks redirect till it gets worse.

The real parasite behind Linkbucks virus might differ and requires PC scan with an anti-malware program like Spyhunter or Hitman Pro. Such tools determine the exact parasite and help to remove the redirect symptoms. It can be caused by:

  • Trojan / Rootkit infection.
  • Malicious plugin type of redirects, in some cases affecting single browser only.
  • Proxy server, router or similar infections affecting the whole network.

Additionally, some malware configures your PC to cause redirects like LinkBucks ones. For a full walk through visit our Google redirect removal guide.



Automatic LinkBucks redirect removal tools

  Download Spyhunter for LinkBucks redirect detectionNote: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like LinkBucks redirect and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

Manual LinkBucks redirect removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove LinkBucks redirect, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on


It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other LinkBucks redirect infected files and get help in LinkBucks redirect removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 


LinkBucks redirect screenshots


8 thoughts on “LinkBucks redirect

  1. Harry McGuire

    Linkbucks is not a virus or browser hijack, it is an advertising system that webmasters use too make money off their links, it is on the site itself. Not on your computer or browser.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Harry McGuire : Linkbucks itself is pretty much harmless. The problem is with someone, who wrote virus for mis-using linkbucks. That parasite generated clicks through system and so hurt both the PC which PC was infected and the advertising system itself. At the moment we thing the problem is solved.

  2. Jrod

    I have installed spyhunter, and ran it. I deleted every threat it found. Spyhunter now gives me a clean bill of health, however I am still being redirected to linkbucks copy websites. Please help.

  3. Octav

    I tried to use Mc Afee, SpyHunter and Hitman Pro and none of them removed Linkbucks from my Window 8. I don’t know what other proffessional spyware to use. I had the impression that I wasted money for nothing.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas

      Does it happens on one site only or on multiple? Does all browsers are affected or only one? It can be implemented in various ways (Linkbucks redirects are symptoms only). It might be malicious extension, if so you will have to remove it manually. Try Adwcleaner too.


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