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What is Swift Record?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Swift Record is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

How do I know if my computer is effected by Swift Record?

This is how the first screen of the installer looks:

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And you may see these browser extensions/add-ons:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did Swift Record get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Swift Record?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.

  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Swift Record?
  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes Swift Record completely.
  • If you are using Firefox, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Add-ons > Extensions. Click on the Remove button behind the Swift Record entry.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Swift Record hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

O2 - BHO: Swift Record 1.0.0.7 - {0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecordbho.dll
Possible signs in FRST logs:

 BHO-x32: Swift Record 1.0.0.7 -> {0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecordbho.dll [2015-10-25] (Swift Record) FF Extension: Swift Record 1.0.1 - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\{bdf235ad-4365-4d0e-84d9-2132bdb9d67c}.xpi [2015-03-30] [not signed] C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift RecordSwift Record (HKLM\...\Swift Record) (Version: 2015.03.30.200440 - Swift Record) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record       Adds the file SwiftRecord.ico"="30/03/2015 22:12, 894 bytes, A       Adds the file SwiftRecordbho.dll"="25/10/2015 08:42, 269040 bytes, A       Adds the file SwiftRecordUninstall.exe"="30/03/2015 22:12, 259528 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions       Adds the file {bdf235ad-4365-4d0e-84d9-2132bdb9d67c}.xpi"="30/03/2015 22:12, 7164 bytes, ARegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "61383E8E-7266-40AB-A5E0-10C47FDD79B6"       "id"="REG_SZ", "341"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ISwiftRecord"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{06107761-A0FA-4EAA-9FC8-54F55102F354}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{06107761-A0FA-4EAA-9FC8-54F55102F354}\1.0]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "SwiftRecordIEClientLib"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{06107761-A0FA-4EAA-9FC8-54F55102F354}\1.0\0\win32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecordbho.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{06107761-A0FA-4EAA-9FC8-54F55102F354}\1.0\FLAGS]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{06107761-A0FA-4EAA-9FC8-54F55102F354}\1.0\HELPDIR]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Swift Record 1.0.0.7"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}\InprocServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecordbho.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}\Programmable]    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{06107761-a0fa-4eaa-9fc8-54f55102f354}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}\Version]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "31294E6F-0BFC-4027-ABE5-1AFBD227BA25"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "61383E8E-7266-40AB-A5E0-10C47FDD79B6"       "id"="REG_SZ", "341"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ISwiftRecord"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{06107761-A0FA-4EAA-9FC8-54F55102F354}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift Record]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecord.ico"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Swift Record"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2015.03.30.200440"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 263       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:support@theswiftrecord.com"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record"       "InstallTime"="REG_SZ", "2015-10-25 8:42:06"       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Swift Record"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecorduninstall.exe /S"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecorduninstall.exe"       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://theswiftrecord.com/support"       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://theswiftrecord.com"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Swift Record 1.0.0.7"       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Swift Record]       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_SwiftRecord"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Swift Record\Chrome]       "sgc"="REG_SZ", "true"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Swift Record\Firefox]       "sff"="REG_SZ", "false"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Swift Record\Internet Explorer]       "sie"="REG_SZ", "false"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\{userid}\Software\Swift Record\Internet Explorer]    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Swift Record]       "id"="REG_SZ", "2015-10-25 8:42:06"       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_SwiftRecord"       "is"="REG_SZ", "def_SwiftRecord"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Swift Record\Chrome]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "B1939E82-5F9B-4BBE-9ED8-81E9577CDDEA"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Swift Record\Firefox]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "7CFC5849-8D8B-48A0-9BA3-0140D30F82CF"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Swift Record\Internet Explorer]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "2741629D-A321-430B-AFC3-EDEEAD0AF219"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 25/10/2015Scan Time: 08:47Logfile: mbamFirstRecord.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.2.0.1020Malware Database: v2015.10.25.01Rootkit Database: v2015.10.23.01License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: EnabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 304308Time Elapsed: 4 min, 18 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 12PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{0759d61f-3673-416f-85d2-58b847e78ddf}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{06107761-a0fa-4eaa-9fc8-54f55102f354}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{C38F40AD-70A5-465E-866F-506B378C4CEF}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{06107761-a0fa-4eaa-9fc8-54f55102f354}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{06107761-a0fa-4eaa-9fc8-54f55102f354}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{0759D61F-3673-416F-85D2-58B847E78DDF}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{0759D61F-3673-416F-85D2-58B847E78DDF}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{0759D61F-3673-416F-85D2-58B847E78DDF}, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Swift Record, Quarantined, [fc2945160f7c181e4ca726ef6f927f81], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 0(No malicious items detected)Files: 3PUP.Optional.SwiftRecord, C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecordbho.dll, Quarantined, [cc597be03b50e056a5a1e0429a68f20e], PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup.exe, Quarantined, [2005f962e3a8b482876c75a05aa77f81], PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, C:\Program Files (x86)\Swift Record\SwiftRecordUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [fc2945160f7c181e4ca726ef6f927f81], Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
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Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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