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SwiftCleaner

Updated:
February 22, 2008 9:26:02 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
SwiftCleaner
Version:
1.0.0.6
Publisher:
Swift Software Ltd.
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program may be manually installed. It may also be downloaded by another program without the user's consent.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the errors.





Installation
When the program is executed, it attempts to connect to the following Web site:
[http://]statsgod.com/a/instl[REMOVED]

It then creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\SwiftCleaner.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\SwiftScanner.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\SwiftCleaner.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\SwiftScanner.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Swift Software\UnInstall.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Swift Cleaner\SwiftCleaner\SwiftScanner.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Swift Cleaner\SwiftCleaner\SwiftUninstall.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\0.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\1.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\10.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\11.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\12.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\13.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\14.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\15.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\16.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\17.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\18.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\19.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\2.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\20.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\21.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\22.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\23.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\24.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\25.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\26.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\27.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\28.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\29.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\3.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\30.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\31.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\32.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\33.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\34.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\35.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\36.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\37.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\38.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\39.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\4.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\40.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\41.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\42.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\43.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\44.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\45.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\46.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\47.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\48.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\49.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\5.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\50.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\51.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\52.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\53.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\54.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\55.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\56.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\6.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\7.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\8.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\data\9.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\Scanner.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\SwiftCleanerScanner.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"SwiftCleaner" = "C:\Program Files\Swift Software\SwiftCleaner\SwiftCleanerScanner.exe"

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\Cleaner
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SwiftCleaner Scanner
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Swift Software
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