What is Showmelinks.com

Users are usually entitled to seeing the Showmelinks.com redirect because their system is influenced by some unwanted program. This program could be installed without consent and now run in the background, causing browser changes. Apart from Showmelinks.com, an unwanted application may also redirect users to other compromising websites that promote dubious or even malicious content. The unwanted content may consist of various ads, pop-ups, surveys, coupons, and fake alerts that claim your system needs to be updated or protected. Note that some webpages may also be able to execute special scripts that install infections independently of users’ participation. Furthermore, if your system is infected with potentially unwanted software that causes undesirable redirects like Showmelinks.com, it may also be capable of gathering browser-related information (e.g., passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and selling it to third-party figures. Although some of this information may seem insignificant, it can be enough to deplete users’ privacy and cause other problems as well. We strongly advise you to take the necessary measures and remove the software that causes such changes. Follow our guide below to do it fast and without traces.

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How Showmelinks.com infected your computer

Programs that cause various redirects and promote advertisements are usually classified as adware. This piece of software can be distributed via deceptive pop-up ads, fake flash player installers, and also along with other free software installers. Some users may end up visiting a dubious page that claims your Adobe Flash Player is outdated and needs to be updated. Such messages are fake and usually designed to promote installers of unwanted or even malicious software like trojans. Therefore, it is strongly advised against trusting what they say. Another popular way how users can get infected with adware or other potentially unwanted software is while installing free, pirated, or cracked programs. The downloaded installers may include additional offers that hide within “Advanced”, “Custom”, or similar sections and are claimed to be useful. Skipping such offers will lead to their installation as they are often selected by default and can only be deselected manually by users. This is why it is important to be especially careful when downloading software from unofficial and untrustworthy resources. Information on how to set rid of such infections and protect yourself against them in the future, can be found in our article down below.

  1. Download Showmelinks.com Removal Tool
  2. Stop Showmelinks.com notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Showmelinks.com from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Showmelinks.com extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Showmelinks.com search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Showmelinks.com
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Download Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

To remove Showmelinks.com completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Showmelinks.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove Showmelinks.com completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Showmelinks.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Android

Download Norton Security

To remove Showmelinks.com completely, we recommend you to use Norton Security. It can help you remove all traces of Showmelinks.com and other malware from browsers on your Android device.

Download Removal Tool for iOS

Download Norton Security

To remove Showmelinks.com completely, we recommend you to use Norton Mobile Security for iOS. It detects and removes all elements of Showmelinks.com on iPhone or iPad.

Remove Showmelinks.com manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Showmelinks.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Showmelinks.com installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Showmelinks.com in browsers

Remove Showmelinks.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On the left side choose Privacy and security menu.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Site Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Permissions section and click on Notifications (with the bell icon).
  5. Go to the bottom list of sites named Allowed to send notifications.
  6. Find Showmelinks.com in the list and click 3-dots icon near it. Click Remove button to delete the website permission.

Remove Showmelinks.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On the left panel choose Privacy & Security menu.
  3. Scroll down to Permissions section.
  4. Near Notifications click Settings… button.
  5. Find Showmelinks.com in the list and click Remove Website to remove it.
  6. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Showmelinks.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Showmelinks.com in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Showmelinks.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Showmelinks.com, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Showmelinks.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings.
  3. In the menu click Cookies and site permissions section, and scroll down to All permissions section.
  4. Click on Notifications.
  5. Find Showmelinks.com in the list under Allow, click on 3-dots icon and choose Remove.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Showmelinks.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Showmelinks.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller or CleanMyMac to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Mac.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Showmelinks.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Remove Showmelinks.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Showmelinks.com might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Showmelinks.com from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Showmelinks.com in Windows

In some cases, program related to Showmelinks.com won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Showmelinks.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Showmelinks.com folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Showmelinks.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Cannot uninstall Showmelinks.com in MacOS

If you can’t uninstall apps related to Showmelinks.com from MacOS using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Showmelinks.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Showmelinks.com from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Showmelinks.com.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Showmelinks.com from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has a browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Showmelinks.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Showmelinks.com related extension.
  4. Click the Remove button to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Find Showmelinks.com related extension.
  4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Showmelinks.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
  3. Find Showmelinks.com related extension.
  4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Showmelinks.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Showmelinks.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Showmelinks.com related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Showmelinks.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Extensions > Extensions.
  3. Find Showmelinks.com related extension.
  4. Click Details button and scroll down to the bottom.
  5. Click Remove extension link and confirm the action by clicking Remove button on opened dialog window.
  6. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Showmelinks.com may install a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
  4. Choose Reset and clean up.
  5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox button in opened dialog window to confirm.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
  3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
  4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
  3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
  4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Showmelinks.com

Showmelinks.com push-notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or an add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Showmelinks.com” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Showmelinks.com, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Showmelinks.com.

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