WinkZink is a browser hijacker in the same family as ZinkWink, and it’s basically just a carbon copy of that pest from a few months ago. In case you’ve never had something like this before, the way it works is simple: Somehow you have been infected with a small trojan that injects itself into your browser and sends you to this WinkZink.com domain every time you do a search. The only foolproof way to stop it is to run a scan with an antispyware program.
And if you’re asking why anyone would do this to you, the answer is simple. Just enter any search into the WinkZink faux search engine and you’ll find a list of ads. If you click one (and we recommend you not), these scammers earn money.
Is this hijacker pushing you to the breaking point? Take a deep breath and follow these steps to remove the WinkZink virus for free.