This page aims to help you remove the Quick Swipe “Virus.” These Quick Swipe “Virus” removal instructions work for both Windows and Android. Questions like “quick swipe kaldırma”, “quick swipe nasıl silinir” and “desinstalar quick swipe” were sent to our mailbox, showing a strong presence of the Quick Swipe “Virus” in Turkey and Spain. Note that Quick Swipe being called a virus is a complete misconception on part of PC users: something that we aim to dispell in this article. In fact, it is a form of advertising called adware.
Why is Quick Swipe so dangerous?
Quick Swipe is a threat that comes in your system as a chunk of an Adware program or a PUP. It is an Adware type of threat and we want to put an emphasis that it carries a certain level of danger. Remember that malware has come to be more complex, growing from simply annoying to a threat for stealing private information.
Many people consider Adware or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) pure in nature and often just irritating, but it definitely could have negative effect on your device. This publication will explain why these programs are potentially dangerous, especially if the user keeps them for long on his/her computer.
The Adware is usually tricky and it is especially appalling when it offers free,i.e., bonus programs. These free programs should never be trusted, because they might often include bundles with malicious software or other programs that also generate Ads. Revenue is generated from online Ads – for each click that has been performed someone somewhere is making money. Although these programs are legal their negative reputation keeps growing, specially due to the fact that they frequently install themselves without our knowledge or consent. This is the most famous procedure for Adware enlargement. Actually Quick Swipe itself is often carried by these freeware programs. So, free is not always best!
Any action you decide to undertake when it comes down to dealing with pop-up ads should be thought twice and acted ones because you might be one click away from unwillingly installing more Adware to your PC. Keep in mind that the virus won’t infect your computer until you have actually opened the downloaded file. By just having it among your downloads, it’s OK. Still, it’s a good idea to remove it in case you forget and accidentally open it at some point in the future.
Eventually, once the Adware has been ‘activated’, it could become impossible to close web sites or the ads will continue to appear and you will feel helpless in your attempts to remove them off your screen. Browser redirects are not excluded from this list with potential signs of Quick Swipe, and if fact they are anticipated.
How did you get infected?
Sometimes people can get tricked into downloading audio or video plug-ins for example, or new ambiguous program updates. Email attachments are another easy way for all viruses to spread — just as a rule, and e-mail attachments are really not any different than portable memory drives — they carry the same danger. Scanning then with good security software is the one sure way to go about all of them!
Being educated on the type of malware that is destroying your computer and knowing how it works is a valuable thing. By following the guidance in the detailed guide below, will help you remove Quick Swipe effectively and quickly. We clearly cannot know all the detailed related to your PC, but as a general rule Quick Swipe follows a pattern and this is what we based of when putting the removal guide together.
Keep in mind that once you’ve removed Quick Swipe, it is not a guarantee that it won’t show up again (possibly under a different name), so learn now and prepare for the future! It is very likely that you have never actually had this particular malware on your device, but it won’t hurt to use the Spy Hunter (you can find more about it on our website) and scan your device for free. Note that if you want to remove the Adware you’ll either have to pay for the full version or follow the manual removal guide below.
Note: If you are an Android user, please refer to this page:
|Symptoms||A very obvious and annoying symptom is when it’s taking forever to load anything due to the Ads, which also have to be displayed.|
|Distribution Method||Fake promo software offers are appealing traps that unfortunately many fall into.|
|Detection Tool||Adware are notoriously difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Quick Swipe Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Quick Swipe may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Quick Swipe from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Quick Swipe from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Quick Swipe from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!