What is SwiftSwitch.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SwiftSwitch.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SwiftSwitch.exe file information

The process known as World Switcher for RuneScape or Utility for RuneScape belongs to software SwiftSwitch by SwiftSwitch (

Description: SwiftSwitch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SwiftSwitch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,219,456 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 3,284,992 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. SwiftSwitch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > SwiftSwitch or HijackThis).

Recommended: Identify SwiftSwitch.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SwiftSwitch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SwiftSwitch.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it was made by a guy who plays runescape and you probably only have it if joo play runescape or have another person in the family who plays it
  RSN: Ben Killed  
its safe, a "worldswitcher" that has since update v2.42 no switch funktion because rules update of game "Runescape", and the game own switch funktion. (still usefull prog for all players)
its just a client for runescape.. harmless.. very helpfull if you play the game..
Its for Runescape and doesnt has any keyloggers! - after several updates it is now up-to-date with jagex ruls and is now legal! (but also lost its funktion as switcher) - after jagex made his own in browser
Swiftswitch.exe is an essential process for using the Swift Switch world switcher. SwiftSwitch world switcher is a program for the MMORPG Runescape. It is similar to a browser, but built for Runescape players. All virus scans agree it is free of any Malware.
  Fizz   (further information)
Its a toolkit for the online RPG runescape, totally harmless.
  Chieftan   (further information)
Used by over 200k runescape players, it can't be proved 100% safe but I have never (after 4 years) seen anyone have problems related to it. As much as the 8 years olds try to blame it.
  Nashy19 / Yogosun   (further information)
It's a program used to access the Java based game, RuneScape. It's not dangerous at all...over 500,000 players use it without issue. If you've got a problem, try blaming the cause on your own internet activities. Run a scan (AdAware, and a virus scan) to confirm. Listen to this site - Find where it's located, and then determine the problem. (On a side note - If you give your password to ANYONE, keyloggers aren't needed. You were hacked by them, not by a program.)
  Pfkninenines   (further information)
The people who are flagging it are idiot Its nothing but a game client for runscape
  Michael   (further information)
It's a perfect runescape tool.. No viruses or anything, people just criticise it because their mom wont let them download it.
  Ryan   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SwiftSwitch.exe: based on 11 votes with 12 user comments. 6 users think SwiftSwitch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think SwiftSwitch.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SwiftSwitch issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SwiftSwitch. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SwiftSwitch.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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