LinkOptimizer is an Adware/Spy application with active rootkit technology. LinkOptimizer copies itself to a windows directory. LinkOptimizer disables certain features of the operating system and downloads files from several websites and executes them.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
LinkOptimizer is an adware program that generates pop-up windows at random intervals while connected to the internet. LinkOptimizer adds itself to a Browser Helper Object list in the registry to maintain control of Internet Explorer instances. It also hijacks the default search page.
Recently, LinkOptimizer was bundled with a powerful rootkit named Gromozon. Gromozon's main purpose was hiding its own presence along with the LinkOptimzier component, using numerous techniques, such as:
Date Created: 2006-12-07 12:38:02.0
Date Last Modified: 2007-05-09 13:54:21.0