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 manual removal guide:
You can remove LinkSwift automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall LinkSwift and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for LinkSwift or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove LinkSwift from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by LinkSwift:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
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.
Information added: 2014-08-14 03:22
Information updated: 2014-08-14 03:22