Steps to Uninstall/Remove Linkswift Adware Virus & Stop Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - April 10, 2014

Lots of popups created by Linkswift keep appearing when you surf the Internet? When opening the browser, all you can see is random website? What do you do to stop its wanton actions? The manual removal guide outlined below may be of help.

Know More about Linkswift Adware

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Linkswift is a classified as an ad-supporting program that is invented to distribute deceptive commercial popups. It claims to improve users’ online browsing activities. However, the evidence shows that it is more of interference than helpful. Employing aggressive and deceptive method, this adware is able to infiltrates a target computer easily. Users may unwittingly pick up this malware which is bundled with free applications or fake update packages they acquire from Internet.

Usually, this pest attaches itself onto the browser as an extension. The security tools of any kind, thus, fail to identify Linkswift malware as a baleful program even it makes unwelcome changes to the default browser settings. A mass of commercial advertising windows show up on the desktop as well as infected browsers gradually due to Linkswift adware. In addition, unfamiliar browser add-ons or plug-ins are inserted without users’ operation.

Aside from ads annoyance, Linkswift infection will also cause serious damage to the PC as well. Tons of garbage files are accumulated on the browser. Consequently, the installed browser turns slower and slower and sometimes may even get stuck or break down. Furthermore, Linkswift adware tracks down PC owners’ online browsing activities in the background. All sensitive information of users can be obtained by cyber outlaws. It is, therefore, essential and urgent for Internet users to wipe out this computer infection as soon as possible.

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Linkswift Adware Is Dangerous:
1. Linkswift gets into your system secretly and takes over all the installed browsers;
2. Linkswift modifies default browser settings without asking your permission;
3. Linkswift inserts various ads to promote its sponsored site;
4. Linkswift is promoted by malicious free downloads;
5. Linkswift may bring in other unwanted programs.

Instruction on Removing Linkswift Malware

According to our research, we found that Linkswift adware often gets installed together with other programs. And Linkswift adware has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Linkswift virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Linkswift malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Linkswift adware and other unknown software

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Linkswift or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Linkswift and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go through the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Linkswift virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Linkswift virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Linkswift
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\random.exe

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Linkswift malware

% Program Files% \ Linkswift pop-up \ Linkswift pop-up. exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\ Linkswift pop-up. lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu \ Linkswift pop-up \ Linkswift pop-up. lnk

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Linkswift virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal cannot guarantee a thorough removal of Linkswift virus.

How to Remove a Registry File?

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