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How to Remove SelectionLinks Ads from IE/Firefox/Chrome? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

How do I remove the Selection Links pop up ad box after deleting both the program and Firefox add-on and restarting firefox 18.0.2?

You are suffering the same problem as described above and want to find a practical solution to the problem? In this post, we will guide you to remove SelectionLinks and stop pop-up coupon box, deals and ads by SelectionLinks. Read on.

 

 

What Is SelectionLinks?

 

 

SelectionLinks is a potentially unwanted program categorized as adware that can work with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official website, SelectionLinks is commonly added to your internet browser without your knowledge and approval when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

 

Once installed, SelectionLinks will display a box containing various search engines whenever you highlight word or words on a webpage, and add a tab in Google Search results. That’s what said about SelectionLinks on its official website, but it does far more than that.

SelectionLinks-ads 5

 

SelectionLinks distributes ads and sponsored links on Youtube, Facebook, Google and other websites you are visiting. On online shopping websites, you will see Coupons and Deals boxes by SelectionLinks in the bottom of the browser, and See Similar button on products’ images. You may be annoyed by the Magnifying GlassSelectionLinks-Magnifying Glass on the pictures on any webpage, which aims to lead you sponsored websites, such as plus.hulu.com, http://GameSpot.com and so on. It will also turn text into hyperlinks and pop out windows automatically. All those ads, hyperlinks and pop-out windows are designed to promote games, questionable applications, and other products, so you may end up with more adware and malware onto your computer.

Screenshots of SelectionLinks pop-up ads, hyperlinks ads and pop-out windows:

Selection Links-ads 1
SelectionLinks-deals SelectionLinks-coupons

SelectionLinks intext ads

SelectLinks pop-up window ads

 

You may wonder why your security program didn’t catch up SelectionLinks. That’s because SelectionLinks is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But SelectionLinks does interfere with users’ surfing experience for it is reported that webpages are extremely slow to load after infected by SelectionLinks. Worse still, SelectionLinks can access your data on all websites, tabs and browsing activity and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. So you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.

 

 

How to Remove SelectionLinks and Stop SelectionLinks Pop-up Ads? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove SelectionLinks and Stop Pop-up Ads automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall SelectionLinks with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Remove SelectionLinks browser extension and plugins

     Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove SelectionLinks and Stop Pop-up Ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall SelectionLinks and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove SelectionLinks extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommanded—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove SelectionLinks and stop pop-up ads in internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. Some victims of this adware have complained that it is incredibly persistent, so please follow the guide step by step in its order. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.

 

 

Option 1 > Remove SelectionLinks and Stop Pop-up Ads automatically

 

To remove SelectionLinks and stop pop-up ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

 

Cloud System Booster-home

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

Step 1 Uninstall SelectionLinks with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

To uninstall SelectionLinks and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate SelectionLinks and any malicious application under Recently Installed tab → hit Uninstall to remove

SelectionLinks-uninstall 1

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

Step 2 Remove SelectionLinks browser extension and plugins

 

Slim Toolbar feature in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove SelectionLinks add-on and other suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar

 

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

SelectionLinks browser extension removal

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.

 

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

Now SelectionLinks should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Option 2 > Remove SelectionLinks and Stop Pop-up Ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall SelectionLinks and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, SelectionLinks often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall SelectionLinks and any suspicious and unexpected programs installed recently.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall SelectionLinks and other unknown programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall SelectionLinks and any suspicious third-party application

SelectionLinks-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove SelectionLinks and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove SelectionLinks extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

If you are still encountering SelectionLinks ads after removing SelectionLinks and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove SelectionLinks leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on SelectionLinksApp and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

SelectionLinksApp on IE

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (SelectionLinks)

SelectionLinks on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Selet Links App and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Select Links App on Chrome

 

 

Recommanded—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that although SelectionLinks and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of SelectionLinks. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips                     

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, SelectionLinks sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like SelectionLinks may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so you are strongly recommended to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)