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SwiftBrowse Removal Manual

SwiftBrowse is a legit application developed by Super Web LLC, classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). The plugin can get installed on the user’s web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) together with other free of charge software downloaded online. SwiftBrowse is promoted as a useful tool that enhances the user’s browsing experience by adding multi-site search options and displaying website ratings. However, many PC users refer to the application as a virus because of its stealth installation method. Although SwiftBrowse is not malicious, the browser plugin may inject annoying advertisements in the web pages the user visits and cause privacy-related issues. These disadvantages of the otherwise legitimate application are the reason experts recommend the removal of SwiftBrowse from the affected machine.

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How Is SwiftBrowse Distributed?

The SwiftBrowse plugin is usually added to the user’s browser bundled with other shareware and freeware applications, like PDF creators, media players, etc. Unwanted programs often infiltrate the user’s system unnoticed because they are not adequately disclosed in the installation process. In order to be aware of the programs that enter your PC along with the software you intend to install, you need to select the Advanced options and opt-out of any apps, plugins and add-ons you do not want on your machine.

How Does SwiftBrowse Affect Your PC?

Once installed, SwiftBrowse starts displaying numerous deals, coupons and offers in the web pages viewed by the user. The promoted third party ads may link the user to compromised websites and expose the affected system to security risks. The application itself assumes zero responsibility for the content of the sites you land on after you have clicked on one of the may pop-ups it shows.

SwiftBrowse can cause unpermitted browser settings modifications and assign your homepage, search engine and new tab page to predetermined websites. This way the user can be presented with unverified and manipulated search results, filled with sponsored links and ads.

To deliver adequate advertising content, SwiftBrowse is most likely to track your IP address, browsing sessions and search entries. The application may also share this information with third parties for marketing purposes.

SwiftBrowse is similar to many other adware applications developed by Super Web LLC. The company is known to release rogue browser add-ons under a variety of names so they wouldn’t be detected by AV tools.

Security companies detect SwiftBrowse as:

    Swift-Browse-adware

  • Adware.SwiftBrowse.CZ (B) – Emsisoft
  • Suspicious_GEN.F47V1124 – TrendMicro-HouseCall
  • Adware.SwiftBrowse.CZ – MicroWorld-eScan
  • Application.Win32.RiskWare.NetFilter.D – Comodo
  • WS.Reputation.1 – Symantec
  • Tool.NetFilter.1 – DrWeb
  • TrojanDownloader.Adload.way – Jiangmin

How to Remove SwiftBrowse from Your Computer?

Malware experts recommend removing SwiftBrowse manually or with a legitimate anti-spyware program. To do so, just follow the steps in the removal manual below.

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1. Remove/Uninstall SwiftBrowse

1. Remove/Uninstall SwiftBrowse in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall SwiftBrowse.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove SwiftBrowse from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select SwiftBrowse and click “Remove

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    After SwiftBrowse is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate SwiftBrowse and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After SwiftBrowse is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select SwiftBrowse to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After SwiftBrowse has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on SwiftBrowse
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall SwiftBrowse. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the SwiftBrowse will be removed.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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