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Should I remove SweetIM for Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,788
United States Rank #6,664
Reach 0.4383%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.33 days
540.76 days >
Average installed length: 284.13 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.7.0007 54.33%
3.7.0005 45.67%

SweetIM for Messenger 3.7

What is SweetIM for Messenger?

SweetIM for Messenger is a bundled application (that is either installed through a shareware bundle installation or bundles other freeware apps) that provides a variety of tools that allows the incorporation of emoticons in various Web-based applications, like forums, blogs, facebook, MySpace, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail and others. SweetIM for Messenger plugs into Internet Explorer as well as Windows Messenger.

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 ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 3.7.0007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is SweetIM.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 4.78 MB (5,014,040 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SweetIM for Messenger.
SweetIM.exe (f62617cebc77b42c9af925fbc9f998d2) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2013.11.27.07 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgUpdateSupport.dll (5a9c96cfab63c96b613e3d1bf01952f7) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9099 a variant of Win32/SweetIM.F
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgFlashPlayer.dll (bbac9c097b7321bb6eb6c28c164ab60a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23742 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommunication.dll (030f5c5600c50cae9d17a6021633dbf6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgMsnAuto.dll (130000ac2db0e96728b665655f73b003) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgAdaptersProxy.dll (1bf33a1246846758fb731506dbcf0c96) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mghooking.dll (42894025dcc53d2a9c2e2931d352f94b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgICQAuto.dll (670f4ab0e9bff8f5a9bdab4ec704a4cc) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgsimcommon.dll (7bbff07a6f1cb0ac9975b43cc2f1d66e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgMediaPlayer.dll (8ac5013613ad05ad613bf898ba43ec4b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgArchive.dll (944b8f9193942afbf589f37721abc2c9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgYahooMessengerAdapter.dll (bdb314f489fe90dd2c8424591ba333b6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgxml_wrapper.dll (c07b7e0a6f013d355e68364dd8089860) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommon.dll (de94b74f52b7718057f31e36f9de9cfd) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgMsnMessengerAdapter.dll (dffbe6ef1bcda0f952eca8bc8aaa4108) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgconfig.dll (338c16a815c90ada983c0002d26186ea) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
ContentPackagesActivationHandler.exe (10082b959fce133da3565f98750a6116) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgYahooAuto.dll (bc93666b8fe41d76657321f9df2b3455) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgICQMessengerAdapter.dll (8459c74bdcdb4bfa12d2a887a53a4a2d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgSweetIM.dll (5924a0702381b654cc34b7ad6ba628e5) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mglogger.dll (4f8642ff2e304aae6f4e4253c808ea70) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23290 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
       View all 44 all detections
SweetIM for Messenger has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sweetim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7683B745-6060-41FD-AA75-0BBB383FEAD4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SweetIM for Messenger 3.7

Program executable:SweetIM.exe (Malware detected)
Name:SweetIM
SweetIM Instant Messenger Enhancer
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exe
MD5:f62617cebc77b42c9af925fbc9f998d2
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) mgYahooMessengerAdapter.dll - YahooMessengerAdapter
  • (Malware detected) mgICQMessengerAdapter.dll - ICQMessengerAdapter
  • (Malware detected) mgMsnMessengerAdapter.dll - MsnMessengerAdapter
  • (Malware detected) mgAdaptersProxy.dll - AdaptersProxy
  • (Malware detected) mgcommunication.dll - communication
  • (Malware detected) mgUpdateSupport.dll - UpdateSupport
  • (Malware detected) mgFlashPlayer.dll - FlashPlayer
  • (Malware detected) mgMediaPlayer.dll - MediaPlayer
  • (Malware detected) mgxml_wrapper.dll - xml_wrapper (XML Wrapper)
  • (Malware detected) mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgYahooAuto.dll - YahooAuto
  • (Malware detected) ContentPackagesActivationHandler.exe - SweetIM (SweetIM Instant Messenger Enhancer)
  • (Malware detected) mgArchive.dll - Archive
  • (Malware detected) mghooking.dll - hooking
  • (Malware detected) mgICQAuto.dll - ICQAuto
  • (Malware detected) mgMsnAuto.dll - MsnAuto
  • (Malware detected) mgSweetIM.dll
  • (Malware detected) SweetIM.exe
  • (Malware detected) mgcommon.dll - common
  • (Malware detected) mgconfig.dll - config
  • (Malware detected) mglogger.dll - logger (Logger)
  • mgSqlite3.dll - SQLite DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SweetIM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SweetIM' which loads as C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SweetIM.exe
Memory:4.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026123825%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00190078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00071160%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:81,958
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:313 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SweetIM for Messenger?

Quickly and completely remove SweetIM for Messenger 3.7 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 for Messenger 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 for Messenger 3.7, 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 for Messenger.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.81%
Windows XP 13.20%
Windows Vista 7.76%
Windows 8 5.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.22%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.96%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.05% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 14.05%
  United States 8.36%
  France 6.68%
  Italy 5.69%
  Israel 5.64%
  Brazil 5.27%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Spain 3.72%
  Iran 2.80%
  Canada 2.18%
  Hungary 2.18%
  Sweden 2.02%
  Poland 1.78%
  Netherlands 1.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.49%
Acer 21.77%
Dell 14.78%
ASUS 9.10%
GIGABYTE 7.87%
Samsung 6.07%
Toshiba 5.14%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Intel 2.19%
Lenovo 1.85%
Medion 1.18%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.57%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.84%

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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