What is Semnager?

Semnager is a file that installs Linkey Project plug-in onto your computer, changing your default homepage and search engine to Some computer specialists think that Semnager is a Trojan, but we can obviously see that this file is a composite part of a browser hijacker or a potentially unwanted program. Consequently, if you want to remove Semnager from your computer, you will have to terminate all the related applications and processes as well. To put it simply, you need to uninstall Linkey Project and restore your browser settings to get rid of Semnager for good.test 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Semnager come from?

Based on our previous research, search engine is developed by Aztec Media. This search engine is often included into Linkey plug-in’s setup – it is often set as your default homepage when you install Linkey Project onto your computer. It is also the moment when Semnager enters your system.

Linkey Project has several ways to enter your PC. For one, it can be downloaded at its own official homepage via However, users seldom download adware and potentially unwanted software from their “official” websites. On the contrary – Linkey and similar browser extensions are often distributed via third-party websites such as Softonic.

Our research team says that Semnager and Linkey usually come bundled within SoftonicDownloader when you download RegCleanPro and similar system optimization programs that can barely live up to their promises. It is very likely that users do not even notice they install Semnager or Linkey Project onto their PCs. Similarly, they do not even realize that they allow to be set as their homepage.

What does Semnager do?

As it has been mentioned above, Semnager is the file responsible for installing Linkey plug-in onto your computer, and changing your default homepage to With your browser settings changed, you can expect to be often redirected to unfamiliar websites that are also related to adware. Needless to say, that you will most probably be exposed to malware distribution networks, and sooner rather than later your computer will be full of potentially unwanted and perhaps even dangerous applications.

It is easy to see that although Semnager is not an extremely dangerous threat on its own, this file and all the related applications make your system vulnerable to a third-party exploitation, so you should not tolerate them.

How to remove Semnager?

Removing Semnager alone will not solve your problem. You need to remove Linkey Project plug-in and restore your browser settings to avoid even more serious threats. Finally, you have to scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool that will detect any remaining files or registry entries that need to be deleted as well. Keep in mind that with an automated antispyware tool you will be able to take care of Semnager immediately.

How to uninstall Linkey Project

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Linkey Project.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Linkey Project.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Linkey Project.

Change your browser settings

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine; delete and press Done.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Select Search providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Default-search.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  5. Click Use default under General tab and press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Default-search from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  5. Click Restore to default button under General tab and press OK. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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