Malware Removal & Advanced PC Protection

LinkSwift – Forced Removal

LinkSwift has its own uninstaller LinkSwiftUninstall.exe that helps to use a standard Windows procedure for removing installed applications. Then you can remove LinkSwift without problem, but sometimes the uninstaller is missed and computer user cannot find LinkSwift in the list of installed applications. As an example, adware might be altered by crooks for making it hard for you to remove LinkSwift and collect profit from your clicks through affiliate networks for as long as possible. This article describes common problems that you might encounter while trying to remove LinkSwift and remove it in a forced way if you need.

If you didn’t try to normally uninstall LinkSwift adware, then try first to see this page before you use methods of removal described here, or use professional automated removal tool that helps to remove all malicious programs along with LinkSwift and save your time.

How to Manually Delete LinkSwift Components?

If you cannot find LinkSwift in the list of installed Windows programs, then uninstaller for this program is missed or not working. Then, you can remove LinkSwift manually by removing files and folders that belong to this adware.

Important: Before you try to remove files and registry keys related to LinkSwift manually, you need to reset your web browsers for removing extensions installed for LinkSwift in your web browsers. Otherwise, your web browser might display error messages or stop responding.

After you reset all of your web browsers infected with LinkSwift, find and delete following folders, files, and registry keys if they are found. Correct the path to files and folders as needed if your Windows system is differently installed.

Disclaimer: The information listed below is not as precise as one taken out of an actual scan ran on your infected computer system. Use a free scanner offered with SpyHunter for precise and detailed information about malware detected on your computer. It is a great helper if you want to manually remove LinkSwift, but this software can also automatically remove LinkSwift and improve your anti-malware protection. Ranks the best in our tests for malware detection.

 

LinkSwift Folders

Remove folders associated with LinkSwift infection:

  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift

 

If your system throws an error message when you try to remove LinkSwift folders, then try first to reset your web browsers, and try again. If you still have some problems while trying to remove folder, then remove files listed below individually before removing stubborn folders. Follow system messages if some particular file for LinkSwift cannot be removed.

 

LinkSwift Files

Find and remove files that belong to LinkSwift:

  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\LinkSwift.ico
  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\LinkSwiftBHO.dll
  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\LinkSwiftUninstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\odpccdgkmiicgocepijnaeihjnjnomca.crx
  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\sqlite3.exe
  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\updateLinkSwift.exe
  • C:\Program Files\LinkSwift\updateLinkSwift.InstallState
  • C:\Users\%USER_NAME%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\g75s8p2u.default\extensions\firefox@linkswift.co.xpi

 

LinkSwift Registry Keys

Remove registry keys set for LinkSwift in your system registry:

  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateLinkSwift_RASAPI32
  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateLinkSwift_RASMANCS
  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{323420b6-65e5-4657-8106-a27392d4d4aa}
  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\LinkSwift
  • SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\odpccdgkmiicgocepijnaeihjnjnomca
  • SOFTWARE\LinkSwift

 

Note: Instead of removing registry keys manually, use CCleaner, RegCure Pro, or some other reliable registry cleaner that will find and automatically remove stray keys left in your system registry after you remove files and folders that belong to LinkSwift folders.

Otherwise, you need to use Windows Registry Editor and search and remove listed registry keys manually. The last way is not advised by Microsoft for computer users without sufficient experience because errors in system registry are dangerous, and some of errors can make your computer system inoperable.

Warning! Errors in system registry can make your computer system inoperable. You should know what you are doing and backup you registry before making changes for safety.

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