Infolinks

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Infolinks is advertising network that utilizing pay-per-click system. It is NOT a computer infection. It displays advertisements within a web text by inserting an advertisement into main keywords. If you are seeing Infolinks advertisements at a particular website, it means the owner of the website in question has permitted Infolinks to display these advertisements. So it it easy to see that this advertising program is neither a browser hijacker nor an internet browser extension.

The reason why some website owners add Infolinks to their websites, is because whenever a visitor clicks on a keyword that has an embedded advertisements, the website owner gets paid by Infolinks. Although there is nothing illegal about this advertising program, a lot of users find these ads annoying, as they interfere with the way you browse the web. What is more, sometimes Infolinks even post spam comments on a number of blogs, to urge users and blog owners use the advertising service.

According to the official website ad infolinks.com, they have switched over to in-text advertising, because Internet users have learned how to avoid traditional advertisements. Also, in-text ads are more relevant, because they make use of the keywords in the text, and displays advertisements that have something in common with the keyword or the topic of the text you are reading.

As it has been mentioned above, you see ads from Infolinks, because the owner of a website uses this advertisement network voluntarily. However, if you do not want to see any Infolinks advertisements while you browse the Internet, there are a few ways to block them.

Opt-Out Service

  1. Hover your mouse over the advertisement keyword.
  2. Wait for an ad to pop up.
  3. Find a question mark within the ad and click it.
  4. A website opens.
  5. Click a link that allows you to opt-out of Infolinks.

The problem with opt-out is that this procedure has to be repeated for every single website you visit (if they display Infolinks ads). You can also restrict access to Infolinks on your browsers via Internet Options on Internet Explorer (these options are general Internet options and they apply to all browsers).

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet Options.
  2. Open Security tab. Click Restricted sites.
  3. Press Sites and enter http://www.infolinks.com into Add this website to the zone: box.
  4. Click Add. Exit the menu.

If you think that there are various undesirable files on your computer, you can scan it with SpyHunter free scanner, and you will know whether you have something else that results in constant pop-up advertisements displayed on your browser. Should you have any question about Infolinks or any other infection, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.

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