Safe Guidelines To Remove PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln Off The Infected PC

PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln is recognized as potentially unwanted program by many anti-malware program. Computers that are being targeted by this adware are victims of Tons of online ads.

PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln is a malware threat detected by anti-malware program. It falls into the category of PUP that is often installed stealthily on the targeted PC without user's consent. It is downloaded via third party software, free download, other downloads obtained from third party website, Spam email attachments, visiting infected websites and questionable pages. PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln lurk on your commonly used web browser like Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Bing and Safari and flood them with tons of pop-up ads. This adware can configure itself pretty well on all reputed browsers. This malware infection is not a virus independently but most of its actions shows that this nasty pest has been specially designed to trouble your web browser and interrupt your browsing activity. This virus can take control of your computer system and may pop-up ads, banners, prize wining offers, advertisements will bombard your screen unnecessarily.

PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln can enter your system stealthily out of your knowledge and keep accomplishing its evil intents along with several other threats that are trespassed through PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln with the chiseling hole in the system security. More over, this program can also collect your vital information by spying on your browsing activity, recording your search results, tracing most preferred web pages and websites and later drop ads accordingly to trick innocent users into buying their products owned by third parties. Its main motive is to keep users busy on their sponsored links and increase the ranking of their web page in order to generate revenue. Its invasive behavior is the reason you are seeing several annoying ads on your screen and many other unusual stuffs going on your computer. Remove PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln asap.


Learn To Remove PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from PUP.Optional.Linkury.ShrtCln On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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