Swift PC Optimizer Unwanted Application

Also Known As: Swift PC Optimizer potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Swift PC Optimizer removal instructions

What is Swift PC Optimizer?

Swift PC Optimizer is a dubious app that supposedly helps users to optimize and enhance system performance. Judging on appearance alone, Swift PC Optimizer may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is proliferated using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" and, thus, often infiltrates systems without permission. Therefore, Swift PC Optimizer is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Swift PC Optimizer unwanted application

The main "purpose" of Swift PC Optimizer is supposedly to improve computer performance by fixing the registry, cleaning junk files, and so on. Swift PC Optimizer's 'free version' is only able to scan the system, and cannot fix problems. Therefore, users are encouraged to purchase a so-called 'full version'. Note, however, that many "bundled" system optimizers are fake. They feed users with false scan results just to scare and trick them into purchasing useless software. Therefore, users often purchase deceptive apps that merely clean fake error lists. Since Swift PC Optimizer is also distributed using the "bundling" method, there is a high probability that this app will also generate false scan results just to extort money from gullible users. Therefore, we strongly advise you to consider uninstalling this application. "Bundling" is often used to distribute several unwanted applications at once, so Swift PC Optimizer probably came together with a number of other rogue applications, such as adware or browser hijackers. These apps cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive advertisements, and gather sensitive information. Therefore, as well as removing Swift PC Optimizer, eliminate other dubious applications/browser plug-ins.

Swift PC Optimizer shares many similarities with Driver Maximizer, SweepTools PC Cleaner, and many other rogue apps. In fact, all potentially unwanted applications are very similar. By offering useful functionality, they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, few give any real value for regular users. Most of these applications have just one purpose: to generate revenue for the developers. They deliver ads, cause redirects, and gather information, thereby diminishing the browsing experience and posing a direct threat to your privacy and browsing safety.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

This application has an official download website, however, due to the lack of knowledge and careless behavior of many users, Swift PC Optimizer often infiltrates systems without permission. As mentioned above, it is promoted using the "bundling" method. Developers hide "bundled" apps within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users rush these procedures and skip steps. Therefore, "bundling" is a very effective distribution method and users end up inadvertently installing PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation be very cautious when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs. Opt-out third party applications and decline offers to download/install them. We recommend that you avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting rogue apps. Download apps from official sources only, via direct download links. Unwanted apps are also often distributed via intrusive ads (which redirect to malicious sites and run scripts that download/install software/malware). These ads usually seem legitimate, but redirect to dubious websites (adult dating, survey, gambling, and so on). If you encounter these ads, remove all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of Swift PC Optimizer application:

Swift PC Optimizer application

Swift PC Optimizer installation setup:

Swift PC Optimizer installation setup

Dubious error pop-up displayed by Swift PC Optimizer:

Swift PC Optimizer pop-up error

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Swift PC Optimizer adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Swift PC Optimizer" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

At time of research, Swift PC Optimizer did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however some unwanted applications are installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or experience redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the swift pc optimizer potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the swift pc optimizer potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with swift pc optimizer potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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