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Should I remove Swift Browse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,837
United States Rank #21,448
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.39 days
277.08 days >
Average installed length: 145.59 days


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
  • 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 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 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.aU
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18146 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 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. 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 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 Artemis!BB8EFBB16BD9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BB8EFBB16BD9
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CC
SUPERAntiSpyware 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:[email protected]
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
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}.
  • updateSwiftBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update Swift Browse' (Update Swift Browse).

How do I remove Swift Browse?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.67%
Windows 10 22.89%
Windows XP 6.02%
Windows Vista 2.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.99%
Windows 7 Professional 10.84%
Windows 8 10.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.02%
Windows 8.1 6.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.27%
  Italy 4.24%
  France 3.39%
  Australia 1.69%
  Brazil 1.69%
  Canada 1.69%
  Germany 1.69%
  United Kingdom 1.69%
  India 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Spain 0.85%
  IQ 0.85%
  Poland 0.85%
  Romania 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.58%
Dell 17.39%
Toshiba 8.70%
ASUS 7.25%
Acer 7.25%
Lenovo 5.80%
Samsung 4.35%
Intel 2.90%
Medion 2.90%
Sahara 1.45%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
Acer Aspire 5250 2.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite P750 1.28%

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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