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Should I remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,846
United States Rank #21,467
Reach 0.0192%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.85 days
1264.15 days >
Average installed length: 664.21 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.0001 100.00%

SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.3

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. 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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer.
mgHelperApp.exe (26a77985fb34d2f956b288eda51cde5c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0164 Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes v2013.12.11.07 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 22590 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
ClearHist.exe (521daee249c69253a186f049cfe2b07a) 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 22590 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgToolbarIE.dll (f529d6da564ae65cb688ac2222117353) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0509
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{047B9A6A-21E7-45CF-8825-0A061EEF9B23}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.3

Program executable:mgHelperApp.exe (Malware detected)
Name:SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.3.0.1
IE Toolbar Helper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgHelperApp.exe
MD5:26a77985fb34d2f956b288eda51cde5c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ClearHist.exe - SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.3.0.1 (IE Address Bar Cleaner Application)
  • mgcommon.dll - common
  • mgconfig.dll - config
  • mgHelper.dll - SweetIM Toolbar Helper Module
  • (Malware detected) mgHelperApp.exe - IE Toolbar Helper Application
  • mghooking.dll - hooking
  • mglogger.dll - Logger
  • mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgToolbarIE.dll - SweetIM Toolbar module for Internet Explorer
  • mgToolbarProxy.dll - Toolbar Proxy DLL
  • mgxml_wrapper.dll - XML Wrapper
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

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}.

How do I remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.3 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 4.3, 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 4.3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.41%
Windows XP 12.22%
Windows Vista 8.89%
Windows 8 1.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.04%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%
Windows 7 Starter 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.11% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 21.11%
  United States 21.11%
  Germany 14.88%
  Italy 5.19%
  Australia 4.15%
  Spain 4.15%
  Belgium 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  United Kingdom 1.73%
  Austria 1.38%
  Canada 1.38%
  Switzerland 1.38%
  India 1.38%
  Argentina 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Acer 18.13%
Dell 15.93%
ASUS 9.89%
Toshiba 8.79%
Medion 5.49%
American Megatrends 4.40%
Samsung 4.40%
GIGABYTE 2.75%
Intel 1.65%
Lenovo 1.65%
Sony 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 2.94%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.21%
ASUSTeK K73TA 2.21%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.21%

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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