How to remove SwiftSearch adware from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

SwiftSearch is malicious application, can be also classified as an adware. It can be downloaded from its official website, but mostly it gets into user’s computer without permission. SwiftSearch promises to enhance user’s browsing experience by making easier to find anything on the Internet. User can simply highlight the word and immediately search it on the Internet. Sounds quite useful, but don’t be tricked – SwiftSearch is an adware and we are going to prove it for you.

First of all, SwiftSearch uses shady spread schemes by bundling with freeware programs or getting into user’s computer via spam e-mails. Also the program can get into user’s system through security breaches of the most popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Antivirus and firewall protections are powerless against SwiftSearch adware, because adware is not considered as a threat nor as a virus. No matter how SwiftSearch gets into your computer, as soon as it is in it will start performing numerous malicious activities. It will affect system registry, browser’s home page and search and other settings. After getting infected with SwiftSearch, user may find additional toolbars, add-ons and extensions installed within the web browser without any authorization.

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The worst thing about SwiftSearch is that it can spy on user. Yes, it can monitor your browsing activity, collect your personal data, browsing history, search queries, cookies and even more – logins and passwords, and transfer all of it to the third parties. In the privacy policy of the SwiftSearch you may find that they are not responsible if user will be redirected to any malicious website and gets infected with Trojans and other malware. Also, they are collecting personal data for commercial purposes and they can share that information with affiliate partners.  That’s why you have probably started getting tons of spam emails with suspicious attachments. Also, infected users may even receive phone calls from scammers that will try to trick you into subscribing to some unwanted service.

The best way to avoid the infection with SwiftSearch adware is to keep your antivirus databases always up to date, avoid visiting suspicious websites, never open spam email attachments, never download freeware programs from unofficial websites and always read the end users license agreement before the installation. Yes, those are vital rules that will keep you safe from the infection. Also, always select custom or advanced installation before installing any software on your computer, it will help you to see the list of the optional programs included in the bundle, which are usually installed along with the main program during the normal installation.  However, if you are already infected with SwiftSearch adware you can follow our removal instructions written below. For automatic removal we recommend to download our automatic removal tool that was specifically designed to uninstall SwiftSearch and other malware from your computer.

SwiftSearch Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for SwiftSearch

Symptoms of SwiftSearch infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for SwiftSearch threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for SwiftSearch

Step 1
UNINSTALL SWIFTSEARCH AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    SwiftSearch remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    SwiftSearch remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall SwiftSearch and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the SwiftSearch or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    SwiftSearch remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE SWIFTSEARCH FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove SwiftSearch from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the SwiftSearch and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove SwiftSearch from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove SwiftSearch from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled SwiftSearch completely.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select SwiftSearch and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove SwiftSearch completely.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the SwiftSearch and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove SwiftSearch completely.
  • Remove SwiftSearch from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL SWIFTSEARCH REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SWIFTSEARCH and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 11/02/2015 09:15 PM;