Title: LinkSwift
Type: Adware
Also known as: LinkSwift Ads

Remove LinkSwift
Removal instructions

Severity scale:LinkSwift severity is 11  (11 / 100)

LinkSwift is a potentially unwanted application or, in other words, an adware, which displays continuous pop-up ads. They are typically filled with the information about discounts, prices or coupons, and have a link where you can find the offer. In reality, you can't be sure that this program seeks to help you save the money – it may simply reroute you to related website that seeks to increase its visitors number. In addition, some of these sites may be truly infected or cause privacy related issues. LinkSwift is compatible with all main Internet browsers, so it may show you its ads no matter which browser you use. If you are annoyed by its commercial notifications, that mostly are filled with doubtful information, you should remove LinkSwift from the system without any delay.


LinkSwift is mostly spread using unfair distribution methods that rely on freeware and shareware. Beware that you can prevent infiltration of this or other free addition by monitoring freeware's installation process and unchecking all check boxes that warn about such downloads or system's changes. As soon as it gets in, adware adds its own add-on to all browsers that are installed on the system, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers. After that, it starts showing its adds that notify 'Powered by LinkSwift'. If you have negative associations of this program and you want to get rid of Powered Ads, you should remove LinkSwift from your computer. For that, use this guide:


If you want to get rid of LinkSwift ads, you have to eliminate this program from the system. For that run a full system scan with SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware, or follow this guide: 

First of all, eliminate LinkSwift via Add/Remove Programs list:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for LinkSwift and other unknown entries, and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Additionally, remove LinkSwift from your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer):

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
  2. Here, look for LinkSwift and similar entries, and click 'uninstall'.
  3. After that, change the start page.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. 
  2. Find LinkSwift and similar entries, and click ‘Uninstall’.
  3. Once you do that, don't forget to change the start page. 

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions.
  2. Here, look for LinkSwift and other unknown extensions and get rid of them by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
  3. After that, change the settings of your start page.

Automatic LinkSwift removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall LinkSwift. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove LinkSwift using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Geolocation of LinkSwift:

This map reveals the prevalence of LinkSwift. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for LinkSwift removal instructions:

LinkSwift qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like LinkSwift are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall LinkSwift right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-09-24 04:17:01
Information updated: 2013-09-24 04:17:01

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Chaz M
Thank you for this! This has been annoying me for ages, and I finally got rid of it.

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