Swift Record Ads

Also Known As: Swift Record adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Swift Record removal instructions

What is Swift Record?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, the Swift Record rogue browser add-on claims to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling various functionality such as coupons and comparison shopping. Although this extension may seem useful, be aware that it is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) employed by the developers to distribute Swift Record. This browser plug-in infiltrates Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and then generates intrusive online advertisements (interstitial, transitional, pop-up, search, etc.) that often lead to rogue websites containing infectious content.

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Furthermore, this PUP records various user-information such as unique identifier numbers, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, websites visited, search queries entered into search engines, pages viewed, and other data. It is highly probable that this collected information will be personally identifiable and cause serious privacy issues or identity theft. SuperWeb LLC has released over two hundred rogue add-ons identical to Swift Record. For example: Between Lines, Pine Tree, Special Box, and Air Globe. These add-ons are proliferated under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites. Neither Swift Record, nor any other applications released by SuperWeb LLC, are useful to the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of ads and sharing collected data with third parties. You are strongly advised to eliminate Swift Record from your system immediately.

Most popular freeware download websites (including download.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com) employ small download programs (called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download clients', etc.) to monetize their free services and traffic by offering installation of additional applications together with the chosen software. These applications are said to be '100% legitimate and virus-free', however, careless download and installation of freeware often infects computer systems with adware or malware. To avoid this situation, express caution when downloading free software and ensure that no additional programs are included. Furthermore, use the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options during installation of downloaded software - this will reveal any concealed applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed Swift Record, the following guide will help you to eliminate this adware infection from your system.

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Swift Record adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ads by Swift Record'):

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Quick menu:

Swift Record adware removal:

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 record adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Swift Record", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Swift Record ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Swift Record adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Swift Record ads 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 "Swift Record", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Swift Record ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the swift record adware, 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 Swift Record  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate: "Swift Record", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Swift Record ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the swift record adware, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Swift Record ads 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Swift Record".

Removing Swift Record ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with swift record adware 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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jarteeny

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surlyeject

i hope this works. thanks in advance!