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Should I remove Swift Browse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,867
United States Rank #14,726
Reach 0.0101%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.26 days
214.04 days >
Average installed length: 112.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2013.11.07.203600 100.00%

Swift Browse 2013.11.07.203600

What is Swift Browse?

"The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of 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, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Swift Browse.
updateSwiftBrowse.exe (f58445dcc9ff5be1056cf99e549dc98c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1434 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.G
ESET-NOD32 8.9487 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.06 PUP.Optional.SwiftBrowse.A
SwiftBrowseBHO.dll (bb8efbb16bd9572efe3731dad44c7207) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.144.168 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.aU
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18146 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
G Data 24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SwiftBrowse.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!BB8EFBB16BD9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BB8EFBB16BD9
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59492 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CC
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0227
VIPRE Antivirus 28484 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 29 all detections
Swift Browse 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

Displayed publisher: Swift Browse
URL: swiftbrowse.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@swiftbrowse.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Swift Browse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Swift Browse\SwiftBrowseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Swift Browse 2013.11.07.203600

Program executable:updateSwiftBrowse.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Swift Browse\updateSwiftBrowse.exe
MD5:f58445dcc9ff5be1056cf99e549dc98c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SwiftBrowseBHO.dll - Swift Browse
  • (Malware detected) updateSwiftBrowse.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SwiftBrowseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Swift Browse' with the class of {808dc83c-d35b-4fba-a5b5-9a52103204df}.
Service
  • updateSwiftBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update Swift Browse' (Update Swift Browse).

How do I remove Swift Browse?

Quickly and completely remove Swift Browse 2013.11.07.203600 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 Swift Browse 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 Swift Browse 2013.11.07.203600, 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 Swift Browse.
  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 Swift Browse 2013.11.07.203600 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.69%
Windows 8 23.08%
Windows XP 6.15%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 8 10.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.15%
Windows 8.1 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.09%
  Italy 5.43%
  France 4.35%
  Canada 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Australia 1.09%
  Brazil 1.09%
  Germany 1.09%
  India 1.09%
  IQ 1.09%
  Romania 1.09%
  Vietnam 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.29%
Dell 16.95%
Toshiba 10.17%
ASUS 8.47%
Acer 8.47%
Lenovo 6.78%
Samsung 3.39%
Intel 1.69%
Sony 1.69%
Sahara 1.69%
Medion 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
Acer Aspire 5250 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.61%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.61%
HP ENVY X2 PC 1.61%
HP EliteBook 8440p 1.61%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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