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Should I remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,599
United States Rank #12,524
Reach 0.0777%
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Versions

VersionDistribution
4.2.0004 100.00%

SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.2

What is SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer is a browser add-on which adds various shortcuts such as games,deal pages etc. to your browsers for easy access. This toolbar also changes your homepage to home.sweetim.com While some people may find SweetIM toolbar useful, this browser add-on can be categorized as an unwanted application. The homepage that is set to default by this toolbar is enhanced by deceptive ads which redirects PC users to survey pages. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free Sweet Intant Messenger program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when Intant Messenger is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

We started with the 2005 launch of our award-winning SweetIM application, which quickly become the leading source of emoticons and animations for online chat and communication. Today, SweetPacks is a selection of innovative products designed to enhance our user's digital experience. With over 150 million users around t...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer.
mgToolbarIE.dll (0cb54f3af8b0596f2010bbb1db889530) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0163 Adware.SweetIM.2
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
Malwarebytes v2013.10.25.10 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20396 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgHelper.dll (6a26bf6ef74c909418830ccf21b07030) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3.0 PUA.Win32.Packer.DupPatcher
Dr.Web 7.0.2.04281 Adware.SweetIM.2
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ClearHist.exe (bb77228c327a99c353acc35a0f334086) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 21658 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sweetim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A7BC02AF-1128-4A31-BCF8-1A3EE803D3B3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.2

Program module:mgToolbarIE.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Signed by:SweetIM Technologies Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgToolbarIE.dll
MD5:0cb54f3af8b0596f2010bbb1db889530
SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer is a browser add-on which adds various shortcuts such as games,deal pages etc. to your browsers for easy access. This toolbar also changes your homepage to home.sweetim.com While some people...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ClearHist.exe - SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.6.0.2 (IE Address Bar Cleaner Application)
  • mgcommon.dll - common
  • mgconfig.dll - config
  • mgHelper.dll - SweetPacks Toolbar Helper Module
  • mgHelperApp.exe - IE Toolbar Helper Application
  • mghooking.dll - hooking
  • mglogger.dll - Logger
  • mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgToolbarIE.dll - SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer
  • mgToolbarProxy.dll - Toolbar Proxy DLL
  • mgxml_wrapper.dll - XML Wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • mgToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SweetIM Toolbar Helper' with the class of {EEE6C35C-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} (SWEETIE).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • mgToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer' with the class of {EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • mgHelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SweetIM ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {EEE6C35D-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • mgToolbarIE.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer' with a class of {EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}.
Service
  • mglogger.dll runs as a service named 'CGPS Service' (IDVaultSvc) "Constant Guard Protection Suite process monitoring service.".

How do I remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.45%
Windows XP 13.19%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows 8 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.68%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Windows 7 Starter 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.19%
  Germany 8.33%
  France 7.29%
  Italy 6.60%
  Spain 4.25%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Sweden 3.04%
  Belgium 2.78%
  Mexico 2.60%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Australia 2.52%
  Brazil 2.43%
  Colombia 2.08%
  Finland 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.20%
Acer 20.80%
Dell 16.80%
Toshiba 9.28%
ASUS 7.84%
GIGABYTE 7.04%
Samsung 3.52%
American Megatrends 2.24%
Intel 2.24%
Lenovo 1.60%
Sahara 1.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.30%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 2.30%

About SweetIM Technologies

The SweetIM Toolbar is a free browsing Toolbar that allows the user to add their favorite Icons and Emoticons to any web based account.
Publisher URL: sweetim.sweetpacks.com

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