Swift Browse - 9% Detection Rate *

Did you just find a download or a file on your computer that has a digital signature from Swift Browse? Some of the security products refers to the detected files as Adware.SwiftBrowse.A and PUP.Optional.SwiftBrowse.A. The detection rate for the Swift Browse files collected here is 9%. Please read on for more details.

You will probably see Swift Browse when running the file. The publisher name is then displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where Swift Browse appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can also view the Swift Browse certificate with the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the Swift Browse file
  2. Right-click the file and select Properties
  3. Click on the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click the View Certificate button

Here's a screengrab of a file digitally signed by Swift Browse:

Screenshot of the Swift Browse certificate

As you can see in the screengrab above, Windows states that "This digital signature is OK". This means that the file has been published by Swift Browse and that the file has not been tampered with.

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screencap above, you can view all the details of the certificate, such as when it was issued, who issued the certificate, how long it is valid, and so on. You can also see the address for Swift Browse, such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA has issued the Swift Browse certificates. You can also examine the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Swift Browse Files

The following are the Swift Browse files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the Swift Browse files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

ScannerDetection Names
ESET-NOD32a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G, a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F, a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
EmsisoftAdware.SwiftBrowse.A (B)
McAfeeArtemis!A53CF8970CCB, Artemis!6748EC65919B
McAfee-GW-EditionArtemis!A53CF8970CCB, Artemis!6748EC65919B
TrendMicro-HouseCallTROJ_GEN.F47V1110, TROJ_GEN.F47V1114
VIPREYontoo (fs)

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on the fact that I've collected 290 scan results for the Swift Browse files. 27 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can view the full details of the scan results by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

The analysis has been done on certificates with the following serial numbers:


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