How To Get Rid of Linksador

By Subodh / August 19, 2011

Linksador is a malicious software that starts to spread but usually only when infiltrated. It usually affects the Windows OS systems. However, it is highly possible that any person with any operating system would be affected.

You need to learn how to get rid of this kind of virus properly. The best way to do so is by following a step-by-step process for doing so as described in the instructions to follow.

Instructions

1. Prepare to run the malware removal system of your choice. One that is recommended for this task is the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. You can access this on Windows 7 by pressing “R” and “Windows” at the same time. If you have a different malware program you prefer you can use it.

2. Type the initials of the program to run it. For instance, if you want to run the Windows Malicious Software removal tool, you would type “MRT” in the Run box. Then, press “Enter” on your computer keyboard.

3. Run a full scan when prompted. Usually this prompt will appear after the tool opens and you have pressed the program “Next” button. It may take a few to several minutes (and sometimes considerably longer) to do a full computer scan. Do not be alarmed if the scan takes longer than an hour, or even if it takes two hours.

4. After scan is complete, click “Finish.” This will purge all remains of the Linksador software and your computer should be free of malware of this type. After this virus is removed, you should be more careful in the future. This requires taking extra precautionary actions, as indicated in the next couple of steps.

5. Install a reliable virus scanning program. The one you choose should be well-known for its ability to protect you from all the latest mal ware attacks. It should be one you can update regularly for maximum protection. You should never use outdated virus scanners because they will not catch the latest and most ingenious hacking pursuits. Always use a software you can update daily.

6. Set up automatic alerts and schedule regular scans. The virus and mal ware scanning software you use should also alert you every time you are about to open or download an infected link. It also should alert you of viruses on web pages and in e-mails or in e-mail attachments. The best protection programs also provide scheduled scanning so detection can happen automatically when you are not at your computer.

7. Stop opening unknown files or unknown attachments! Whether the attachment is in an e-mail or is a download link at a publisher’s website do not open it. The only way you should is if you are absolutely (or at least almost absolutely certain) the source of the file is safe.

8. Never respond to unknown online offers. The only exception to this rule is if validity of a rather new online entity can be verified. For instance, maybe there is a way to authenticate the websites SSL certificate or you might be able to research it via the “Whois” directory.