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Let’s first understand what “Ads by Swift Search” means. Swift Search belongs to Adware. Vitruvian family whose sole purpose is to hang the system by bombarding webpage with large pop up ads that often leads the user to unnecessary websites. The user must always get rid of such adware in case the system is affected by it as it might get access to the credit card accounts, phone number, passwords or any other vital information without any notification to the user. Other than that, Swift Search may install more viruses in the system without the user’s knowledge. To safeguard the privacy, it is highly recommended to the user to uninstall SwiftSearch at the earliest.



Usually, the web page text appears as hyperlinks when a system is affected by this kind of adware and other unknown adware programs might get installed onto the system. This kind of adware is usually gets installed with the installation of other programs without informing the user. The user must always pay heed to license agreements or installation screen while downloading anything using the internet. Also, it is advised for the user to select Custom and Advanced installation options if the installation screen mentions it as it will reveal the unwanted adware that might get installed. Moreover, if it is mentioned in the license agreements that a toolbar or any adware will also be installed, it is recommended that the user immediately aborts the installation. It is pivotal for the user to get this adware program out of the system to be able to run the system efficiently without any hindrances.

The tool required by the user:

  •    defencebyte AntiVirus Pro
    Follow the given steps to get this unnecessary adware out of your system-

Step 1 : Make use of Add/Remove program of your system to Uninstall Swift Search ads

The main reason why pop up ads appear could be software that you may have installed on the computer for which we will have to delete the same software responsible for this.

1. Click Windows Start button. Then user must press Control Panel from the list.
2. Find the ‘Programs‘area and click on Uninstall a program. This will show a window containing existing software installed.

3. Look for and remove Swift Search ads entry. In case you don’t find any, then search for any malicious labels that were installed lately.
4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with Defence Byte Antivirus Pro

1.Download the tool called defencebyte Antivirus Pro from the location stated below.
Click here to download defencebyte Antivirus Pro (this will open a new window)
2. Once you have completed the download, please close all the programs running on the computer.
3. Locate the file and double-click on defencebyteAVPro.exe to start running the tool.

4. It searches for any kind of harmful programs, be it plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Swift Search ads. The user may have to delete all the items that were previously deleted.

5. Once the scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to get the cleaning process over with.

Step 3: To reset the Browser for completely removing Swift Search ads

Cleaning your internet browser by removing unnecessary add-on/extension is really important when dealing with Swift Search ads. The procedure mentioned below describes how to reset various browsers to its default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is useful in removing hard-to-remove extension such as from Swift Search ads. This method is highly suggested to exercise if you have face any kind of difficulty in removing non-essential extension.

1. Open Google Chrome, Internet browser.
2. Click on the Menu (three-bar icon) located on the upper right side corner of the browser.
3. From the pull-down menu, click on Settings.


4. Once you are on chrome://settings/ tab, click on ‘Show advanced settings…‘ at the bottom of the window.
5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on the Reset browser settings button.
6. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. This process is expected to remove the Swift Search ads extension by now.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to delete unnecessary extension from Firefox that may be linked to Swift Search ads. This process helps you fix various browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without making any changes to your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you wish to remove only particular extension, go through the manual removal of add-on from Firefox.
1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and get the access to the Help area. The user should then press on Troubleshooting Information.
2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Press the Reset Firefox button.

3. If confirmation window appears, then you must press Reset Firefox to continue.
4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. After it is done, it will show up a list of restored data. Swift Search ads should be removed by now. Press Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Press Tools, and then Internet Options.
2. Select advanced tab on the Internet Options window.

3. On the lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click on the Reset button. Please go through the image for reference.
Your data like favourites, bookmark, and history will be preserved in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Swift Search ads and other anonymous objects. If the user wants to carry out the steps manually, then go through add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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