SwiftCoupon is yet another advertisement-supported application that will display commercial ads while you browse the web. Another thing you should know about it is that the program is able to randomize its name, which is a trick such applications use to mislead users. However it appears on your system, keep in mind that you are dealing with one and the same application and it is SwiftCoupon. It will probably promise you to help you save money with the help of coupons and deals. Still, you should not fall for these promises and should avoid SwiftCoupon and its suspicious ads.
How did I get infected with SwiftCoupon?
It would not be surprising to anyone that SwiftCoupon infiltrates the system bundled with free applications considering the fact that it is a potentially unwanted program. Such programs get installed when users download free applications such as file converters, download managers, media players, and so on. It is essential to avoid random pop-ups offering you to install such free apps because a number of undesirable programs may get installed as well. Acquire software from official sources only and always be very attentive during the installation process.
Why is SwiftCoupon dangerous?
Just like any other adware program, SwiftCoupon is able to collect information related users’ browsing habits. It will track and gather details such as IP address, search terms, browser settings, etc. This information is later shared with the program’s third-party affiliates who will use it to create more appealing advertisements. The idea behind is to tempt users and make them click on as many ads as possible and thus increase the traffic to certain websites belonging to those third-party affiliates. Unfortunately, users might also be urged to download more unwanted programs or even malware, which is the main reason why the ads should not be trusted and SwiftCoupon should be deleted.
How Can I Uninstall SwiftCoupon?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the SwiftCoupon infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall SwiftCoupon from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate SwiftCoupon program related software and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove SwiftCoupon from Chrome, Firefox or IE
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools —> Extensions
- Remove the SwiftCoupon Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the SwiftCoupon add on
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the SwiftCoupon browser helper object.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Close IE
Go to your program files folder and delete the SwiftCoupon directory. Clean your Temp folder and carefully review your application data folder. You may also want to clean your Windows Registry
Permanently Remove SwiftCoupon Leftovers
Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware tool to identify and remove any malware leftovers.