SwiftEngine is an unwanted program from Adware (also known as ‘adware software’) category. Adware delivers undesired ads on your computer. Some of these advertisements are scams or fake advertisements made to trick you. Even the harmless advertisements can become really irritating. Adware can be installed unintentionally and without you knowing about it, when you open email attachments, install free applications.
Even worse, adware software can install a component that enables its developer to track which web-pages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to select the type of ads they display you. So, if you had adware software on your MAC, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your data with third parties, without your knowledge.
Adware most likely to occur during the installation of free software due the fact that unwanted applications are usually hidden in the installer. Thus, if you have installed some freeware using Quick(Standard) mode, you may have let adware software get inside your Apple Mac. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about third-party programs. Thus, third-party programs will be installed automatically unless you select Advanced/Custom method and disable its installation.
|Type||adware software, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-ups, pop up ads, pop up virus|
|Removal||SwiftEngine removal guide|
If you are unfortunate have adware software or malicious software running on your MAC OS, you can follow the step-by-step guide here to get rid of SwiftEngine ads from your web-browser.
How to Remove SwiftEngine app (Adware virus removal guide)
To get rid of SwiftEngine from your Apple Mac, you must delete all suspicious apps and every component that could be related to the adware. Besides, to fix your web browser default search engine, new tab and start page, you should reset the infected browsers. As soon as you are done with SwiftEngine removal process, we suggest you scan your machine with malicious software removal utilities listed below. It’ll complete the removal process on your MAC system.
To remove SwiftEngine, perform the steps below:
- How to manually remove SwiftEngine
- How to automatically get rid of Swift Engine adware
- Run AdBlocker to block SwiftEngine and stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually remove SwiftEngine
This part of the blog post is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to delete SwiftEngine manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional applications.
Remove SwiftEngine related programs through the Finder
It’s of primary importance to first identify and get rid of all potentially unwanted software, adware software applications and browser hijackers through the ‘Applications’ section of the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will show a list of all apps installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any dubious and unknown applications. Right click to dubious program and select “Move to Trash”. Another way is drag the application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, scroll through the all list, and move to trash any unknown applications. Don’t forget, select Finder -> Empty Trash.
Delete SwiftEngine adware from Safari
If you find that Safari web browser settings such as search provider by default, home page and newtab page having been modified by SwiftEngine that causes multiple annoying advertisements and pop ups, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious add-ons on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all unknown extensions from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Remove SwiftEngine from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome will assist you to remove SwiftEngine ads from your internet browser as well as to recover web browser settings hijacked by adware software. All unwanted, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions will also be deleted from the browser. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your web browser’s home page, default search provider and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Swift Engine from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting Firefox web browser will reset all the settings to their default state and will remove SwiftEngine ads, malicious add-ons and extensions. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by SwiftEngine adware. After, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
How to automatically get rid of Swift Engine adware
In order to completely delete SwiftEngine, you not only need to uninstall adware from your MAC OS, but also delete all its components in your MAC system including system folders. We recommend to download and use free removal utilities to automatically free your Apple Mac of SwiftEngine adware software which causes intrusive popup advertisements.
Automatically remove SwiftEngine adware with MalwareBytes
Manual SwiftEngine adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We advise that run the MalwareBytes that are fully free your Apple Mac of adware. Moreover, this free utility will help you to remove browser hijacker, malicious software, PUPs and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
Click the following link to download MalwareBytes Free.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your MAC. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) tool will start scanning the whole machine to find out SwiftEngine adware . While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
After the scan is finished, you’ll be shown the list of all found items on your computer. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will begin to remove SwiftEngine adware.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Run an ad-blocker tool like AdGuard will protect you from malicious advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam webpages. Additionally, adblocker apps will help you to avoid unwanted pop ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
AdGuard for Mac download
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Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your Apple Mac, AdGuard will start automatically and stop intrusive advertisements, block harmful or misleading webpages.
After completing the few simple steps outlined above, your computer should be clean from SwiftEngine adware and other malicious software. The Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help here.