Adware.LinkSwift Description

Adware.LinkSwift is an adware application that is known for displaying several coupon and online shopping deals. The Adware.LinkSwift ads will display at random sometimes offering outrageous deals. When clicked on, many of the Adware.LinkSwift ads will redirect users to unwanted sites or ones attempting to make other offers on shopping sites. Some of the Adware.LinkSwift ad links are viewed as being sponsored by other well-known sites like Google, Facebook and amazon. Removal of Adware.LinkSwift is an essential step to putting a stop to annoying ads and popups that may be displayed on a system infected with adware.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Adware.LinkSwift creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\LinkSwift\bin\utilLinkSwift.exe 65,312 10df38f1a1fe6b0865d2885ac09024fe 4,157
2 %PROGRAMFILES%\LinkSwift\updateLinkSwift.exe 206,624 dc4d31a8bab280a535376b7c44c81cd0 2,404
3 system32\drivers\{25d71abf-7776-46f5-a269-9951331f9030}Gw64.sys 61,112 2bb86a0ab448fb8baa4986bd5d03bbc4 203
4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\LinkSwift\updater.exe 50,464 0b9c8589c0bcdd8ac33e177ef4f44a96 122
5 http_static.linkswift.co_0.localstorage-journal 80
6 %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\odpccdgkmiicgocepijnaeihjnjnomca 76
7 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\LinkSwift 74
8 %PROGRAMFILES%\LinkSwift 73
9 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\odpccdgkmiicgocepijnaeihjnjnomca 72
10 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\odpccdgkmiicgocepijnaeihjnjnomca 71
11 %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\{25d71abf-7776-46f5-a269-9951331f9030}t.sys 55,224 a8e2fe9a28a55db99f21a7fbe6a072a0 64
12 system32\drivers\{25d71abf-7776-46f5-a269-9951331f9030}w64.sys 61,112 eaeffc1e65f65f9238079aa8a2c72376 36
13 %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\{25d71abf-7776-46f5-a269-9951331f9030}Gw.sys 52,920 96100423c810c537ff3658ec42420999 32
14 %PROGRAMFILES%\LinkSwift\LinkSwift.Common.dll 14,112 2fe4fff249d0bb8b53c93c5025fdbe86 22
15 chrome-extension_odpccdgkmiicgocepijnaeihjnjnomca_0.localstorage 7

Registry Details

Adware.LinkSwift creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update LinkSwift
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update LinkSwift
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update LinkSwift
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update LinkSwift
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {323420B6-65E5-4657-8106-A27392D4D4AA}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util LinkSwift
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Util LinkSwift
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Util LinkSwift
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Util LinkSwift
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Util LinkSwift
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Util LinkSwift
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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