Remove Swagbucks.com from Internet Explorer

Swagbucks.com : Threat’s Analysis

Name Swagbucks.com
Type Browser Hijacker
Risk Impact Medium
Description Swagbucks.com is able to make changes in your default browser settings and replace the pre-set search provider with its own dubious one.
Possible Symptoms Performance degradation of system, other malware attacks, cyber theft, etc.
Detection / Removal Tool Download Swagbucks.com Scanner to confirm the attack of Swagbucks.com virus.

All You Need To Know About Swagbucks.com

Swagbucks.com is a browser hijacker threat which comes along with a potentially unwanted program named 'Swagbucks'. Its associated browser extension gets inside the targeted machine whenever the web surfers clicks on a wrong advertisement displayed on Facebook. It can infect the Windows operating system, but the OS which is mostly affected by this browser hijacker and adware infection is Mac OS X. Right after getting inside the targeted machine, it drops a toolbar and alters the browser's homepage, search engine and a new tab page with its own Swagbucks.com domain and force them to use third search tool for browsing the web. However, if you are using a Mac operating system, then a button related to this hijacker can appear in the preferences bar.

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In case, if you think that the services provided by this website is legitimate, then you should know that cyber security analysts warn the web surfers to use the toolbar and search engine with extreme carefulness. The application related to Swagbucks.com is advertised as a service which claims to help the computer users into generating Swag Bucks points with the help of special offers, invite friends, shop, polls, surveys and trade in program. Moreover, it is important for you to understand that filling any kind of personal information onto the polls and surveys form can be dangerous for you because you actually don't know what parties are able to access your data for any misdeeds.

Reasons Avoid Using Swagbucks.com Services

As RPVT security professionals have already mentioned that Swagbucks.com threat and its related adware can infiltrate the user's machine silently. In addition to that, it has the ability to alter the browser's settings and might cause plenty of undesired issues on your system. It may display various aggressive adverts, redirects you to questionable domains, prevent its normal removal, track user's information and install unknown toolbars or extension without asking user's permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to delete Swagbucks.com and its associated browser extensions immediately from your system in order to avoid encountering any consequences.

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A. Swagbucks.com Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view Swagbucks.com related files.

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Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

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File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete Swagbucks.com Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

  • %Temp%\[adware name]
  • %AppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware name]
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove Swagbucks.com Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.

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Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for Swagbucks.com related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than Swagbucks.com, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. Swagbucks.com Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall Swagbucks.com related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find Swagbucks.com or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

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3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall Swagbucks.com or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search Swagbucks.com program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall

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Step 2:- Uninstall Swagbucks.com toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu

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2. Select Advanced Settings option

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3. Click on Extension

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4. To remove Swagbucks.com extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove Swagbucks.com

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage

 

2. To remove Swagbucks.com set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default

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  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as

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From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button

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2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of Swagbucks.com to remove it

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3. Now click on Reset button to remove  Swagbucks.com add-ons

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From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons

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2. Click Extensions

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3. Select Remove or Disable button

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How to Remove Swagbucks.com Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from Swagbucks.com. You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. Swagbucks.com Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect Swagbucks.com or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete Swagbucks.com completely.

User Guide : Automatic Swagbucks.com Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of Swagbucks.com and its harmful traces.

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Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed

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Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of Swagbucks.com and its infectious files.

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Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with Swagbucks.com

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Step 5 Swagbucks.com Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

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Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.

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Removing Swagbucks.com Easily

French Guide Complet De Éliminer Swagbucks.com de Internet Explorer
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