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PUA.SwiftPCOptimizer

PUA.SwiftPCOptimizer

Updated:
June 18, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Swift PC Optimizer
Version:
1.0
Publisher:
Secure Bit Technologies
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.SwiftPCOptimizer is a potentially unwanted application that displays misleading information about issues it claims are slowing down the computer. It may then ask the user to pay to fix the issues.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 18, 2015 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 22, 2015 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 18, 2015 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 28, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 24, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is installed, it creates the following files:
  • %CommonProgramFiles\MSSoap\Binaries\MSSOAP30.dll
  • %CommonProgramFiles%\MSSoap\Binaries\Resources\1033\MSSOAPR3.dll
  • %CommonProgramFiles%\MSSoap\Binaries\SOAPIS30.dll
  • %CommonProgramFiles%\MSSoap\Binaries\WHSC30.dll
  • %CommonProgramFiles%\MSSoap\Binaries\WISC30.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\MsSoapT3.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\SOAPVDIR.CMD
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\wsdlgen3.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\wsdlgen3.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\wsdlstb3.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\_svdir.VBS
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Documentation\readme30.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Documentation\soap3.chm
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Inc\mssoap30.h
  • %ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Lib\mssoap30.lib
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\msxml4.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\msxml4r.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\SWIFTPCI.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\SWIFTPCOPT.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\SWIFTPCSERV.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\unins000.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\Read Me.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\Trace Utility.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\User Guide.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\WSDL Generator.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Swift PC Optimizer\Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Swift PC Optimizer\Uninstall Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_Browser.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK1.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK10.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK2.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK3.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK4.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK5.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK6.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK7.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK8.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile\SWIFTPCOPTBK9.bpc
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_LgFile.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\backup\20150605_1557_Registry.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Roaming\SWIFTPCOPT\log.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\Read Me.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\Trace Utility.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\User Guide.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 3\WSDL Generator.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Swift PC Optimizer\Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Swift PC Optimizer\Uninstall Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Public\Desktop\Swift PC Optimizer.lnk
  • %Windir%\Fonts\SEGOEWP-BOLD_0.TTF
  • %Windir%\Fonts\SEGOEWPN-LIGHT_0.TTF
  • %Windir%\Fonts\SEGOEWPN-SEMIBOLD_0.TTF
  • %Windir%\Fonts\SEGOEWPN-SEMILIGHT_0.TTF
  • %Windir%\Fonts\SEGOEWPN_0.TTF
  • %Windir%\Fonts\SEGOEWP_1.TTF
  • %Windir%\Installer\16e4d6.msi
  • %Windir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\FontCache-Obsolete-266.dat
  • %Windir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\~FontCache-S-1-5-21-1888540949-2634025639-1978879958-1000.dat
  • %Windir%\System32\config\COMPONENTS{5dd1967b-e7cc-11e3-a93f-000c2952b992}.TxR.0.regtrans-ms
  • %Windir%\System32\config\COMPONENTS{5dd1967b-e7cc-11e3-a93f-000c2952b992}.TxR.1.regtrans-ms
  • %Windir%\System32\config\COMPONENTS{5dd1967b-e7cc-11e3-a93f-000c2952b992}.TxR.2.regtrans-ms
  • %Windir%\System32\config\COMPONENTS{5dd1967b-e7cc-11e3-a93f-000c2952b992}.TxR.blf
  • %Windir%\System32\Tasks\SwiftPCOptimizer
  • %Windir%\System32\Tasks\SwiftPCOptimizer_Start
  • %Windir%\SysWOW64\msxml4.dll
  • %Windir%\SysWOW64\msxml4r.dll
  • %Windir%\SysWOW64\WINHTTP5.DLL
  • %Windir%\winsxs\Catalogs\93a0a5dcffa977a57fb179a61396bafc8f717f0cc92a1ff6e147b74c5ec72c00.cat
  • %Windir%\winsxs\Catalogs\ebf589bb0d2e705e8ac4b07313862700083c514b068013066eb66c115cab6036.cat
  • %Windir%\winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft.msxml2r_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0_none_3658456fda6654f6.cat
  • %Windir%\winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft.msxml2r_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0_none_3658456fda6654f6.manifest
  • %Windir%\winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft.msxml2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0_none_6c030d6fdc86522c.cat
  • %Windir%\winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft.msxml2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0_none_6c030d6fdc86522c.manifest
  • %Windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft.msxml2r_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0_none_3658456fda6654f6\msxml4r.dll
  • %Windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft.msxml2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0_none_6c030d6fdc86522c\msxml4.dll

Next, the program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{F5078F18-C551-11D3-89B9-0000F81FE221}\4.0\"" = "Microsoft XML, v4.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{F5078F18-C551-11D3-89B9-0000F81FE221}\4.0\0\win32\"" = "%Windir%\SysWOW64\msxml4.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{F5078F18-C551-11D3-89B9-0000F81FE221}\4.0\FLAGS\"" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{F5078F18-C551-11D3-89B9-0000F81FE221}\4.0\HELPDIR\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{46BF17C1-9257-11D5-87EA-00B0D0BE6479}\3.0\"" = "Microsoft Soap WinInet Connector Type Library (v3.0)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{46BF17C1-9257-11D5-87EA-00B0D0BE6479}\3.0\0\win32\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries\WISC30.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{46BF17C2-9257-11D5-87EA-00B0D0BE6479}\3.0\"" = "Microsoft Soap WinHttp Connector Type Library (v3.0)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{46BF17C2-9257-11D5-87EA-00B0D0BE6479}\3.0\0\win32\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries\WHSC30.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{5FB22B11-AC55-4662-9E37-6F55ABA238AF}\3.0\"" = "Microsoft Soap WSDL File Generator Type Library (Ver 3.0)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{5FB22B11-AC55-4662-9E37-6F55ABA238AF}\3.0\0\win32\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\MSSOAP\Binaries\wsdlgen3.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{91147A58-DFE4-47C0-8E76-987FC1A6001B}\3.0\"" = "Microsoft Soap Type Library v3.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{91147A58-DFE4-47C0-8E76-987FC1A6001B}\3.0\0\win32\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries\MSSOAP30.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{91147A58-DFE4-47C0-8E76-987FC1A6001B}\3.0\FLAGS\"" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{91147A58-DFE4-47C0-8E76-987FC1A6001B}\3.0\HELPDIR\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C92A03CF-B92B-404F-9AC5-58664A592E4C}\5.0\"" = "Microsoft WinHTTP Services, version 5.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C92A03CF-B92B-404F-9AC5-58664A592E4C}\5.0\0\win32\"" = "%Windir%\SysWOW64\WINHTTP5.DLL"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C92A03CF-B92B-404F-9AC5-58664A592E4C}\5.0\FLAGS\"" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C92A03CF-B92B-404F-9AC5-58664A592E4C}\5.0\HELPDIR\"" = "%Windir%\SysWOW64"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SwiftPCOptimizer\"Id" = "{AF5C07A3-1575-4C80-B067-7443E574E197}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SwiftPCOptimizer\"Index" = "3"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SwiftPCOptimizer_Start\"Id" = "{28C45B6D-15F0-4A9A-BDBB-B6D5886F1DE1}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SwiftPCOptimizer_Start\"Index" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "Setup Version: "5.5.5 (a)""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "App Path: "%ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "Icon Group: "Swift PC Optimizer""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "User: "Trinity""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "Selected Tasks: "desktopicon,quicklaunchicon""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "Deselected Tasks: """
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Inno Setup" = "Language: "english""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"DisplayName" = "Swift PC Optimizer"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\SWIFTPCOPT.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\unins000.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Swift PC Optimizer\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"Publisher" = "Secure Bit Technologies Pvt Ltd"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"InstallDate" = "20150605"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Swift PC Optimizer_is1\"EstimatedSize" = "42AC"

When the program is executed, it will perform a scan of the computer.

The program then displays a list of problems found on the computer; however, some results are exaggerated.

If the user chooses to fix the issues, the program asks the user to pay for the full version.
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.