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.
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.
Deceptive free software installers used in Swift Record adware distribution:
Swift Record adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ads by Swift Record'):
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- What is Swift Record?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Swift Record application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Swift Record adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Swift Record ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Swift Record' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Swift Record extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Swift Record adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Swift Record", select this entry and click "Remove".
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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the swift record adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Swift Record".
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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the swift record adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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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