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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,179
United States Rank #10,041
Reach 0.0397%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.45 days
131.26 days >
Average installed length: 68.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0 100.00%

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LinkSwift 3.0.0

What is LinkSwift?

LinkSwift is adware that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to whatever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search.

From the EULA (which is posted as an image to prevent the search engines from text indexes): "The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, windows pop messages, default browser popups. Ads and features that appear on windows by using the Software are not associated with microsoft. Some Software features and ad placements may contain links to further information or disabling instructions (e.g. "About this Ad"). All Software features, content and advertising may be updated, modified, added, enabled, disabled or discontinued at any time automatically and without additional notice to you."

What toolbar EULA says it can do:
- Change of the default search engine, including your Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

he Software provides a suite of toolbar-style browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, tools and applications for search, text referencing, video,...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LinkSwift.
LinkSwiftOPC.exe (71fb080f80e5860aa43a9e8ef800b33b) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.117.38 TR/Downloader.Gen2
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Adware.Searcher.2574
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Trojan-Downloader
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!71FB080F80E5
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Artemis!71FB080F80E5
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H0AHU13
LinkSwiftBHO.dll (28f909517a50af3df88515175068f849) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17565 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 9257 Win32/BrowseFox.E
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/LinkSwift
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.LinkSwift
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.LinkSwift.a
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LinkSwift.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1011
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.LinkSwift
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 Yontoo (fs)
updateLinkSwift.exe (10df38f1a1fe6b0865d2885ac09024fe) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.28.00 Adware/Win32.Downloader
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/LinkSwift
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10656 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.174.10661 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.LinkSwift.a
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LinkSwift.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1004
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.LinkSwift
VIPRE Antivirus 24834 Yontoo (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.S.Agent.65312.A
IEClient.dll (d0e862460a9315ab29faa72b1e05460b) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8944 probably a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.LinkSwift.A
VIPRE Antivirus 22590 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 35 all detections
LinkSwift has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: linkswift.co/support
Help link: mailto:support@linkswift.co
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LinkSwift
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\LinkSwiftuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LinkSwift 3.0.0

Program executable:LinkSwiftOPC.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\LinkSwiftOPC.exe
MD5:71fb080f80e5860aa43a9e8ef800b33b
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) IEClient.dll - LinkSwift
  • (Malware detected) LinkSwiftBHO.dll
  • LinkSwift.Common.dll - LinkSwift Common
  • (Malware detected) updateLinkSwift.exe
  • LinkSwiftOPC.exe
  • LinkSwiftUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • IEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LinkSwift' with the class of {323420b6-65e5-4657-8106-a27392d4d4aa}.
  • LinkSwiftBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LinkSwift' with the class of {323420b6-65e5-4657-8106-a27392d4d4aa}.
Service
  • updateLinkSwift.exe runs as a service named 'Update LinkSwift' (Update LinkSwift).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updateLinkSwift.exe
Memory:16.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000525655%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002742%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002515%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:34,549
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:33 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove LinkSwift?

Quickly and completely remove LinkSwift 3.0.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall LinkSwift from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program LinkSwift 3.0.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove LinkSwift.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by LinkSwift 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.80%
Windows 8 29.71%
Windows XP 11.59%
Windows Vista 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.82%
Windows 8 17.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.95%
Windows 7 Professional 10.95%
Windows 8.1 7.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.66%
  Israel 9.40%
  Italy 6.04%
  United Kingdom 4.03%
  Taiwan 3.36%
  Brazil 2.01%
  IQ 2.01%
  Saudi Arabia 2.01%
  United Arab Emirates 1.34%
  Canada 1.34%
  Germany 1.34%
  Spain 1.34%
  Indonesia 1.34%
  Romania 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.08%
Acer 16.26%
Dell 14.63%
ASUS 13.01%
Toshiba 8.94%
Lenovo 4.07%
Intel 3.25%
Sony 3.25%
GIGABYTE 2.44%
Samsung 2.44%
American Megatrends 0.81%
MSI 0.81%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55N 2.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75D-A 1.65%
MSI MS-7641 1.65%

About (from Yontoo Technology, Inc.)

Yontoo LLC was founded by a small group of people that had worked together on previous projects and start-ups.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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