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Should I remove SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,595
United States Rank #17,075
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.77 days
347.15 days >
Average installed length: 182.40 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.17.1.25 14.75%
6.17.0.33 21.31%
6.16.2.2 40.98%
6.16.1.9 22.95%

SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE

What is SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE?

SweetPacks Toolbar for IE is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides potentially unwanted web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps' which provides additional functionality as well as include various ad/coupon-supported extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

From the Privacy Policy: "Browsing Data about your web browsing is collected and analyzed by the Value Apps platform in real time, and it may include the web page that you are currently visiting and the content therein. This information may be used by us to trigger the relevant Apps you enabled, and we may share such information with our Partners so our Partners or us, as applicable according to the App provider, can suggest services or provide you with offers that may be relevant to you."

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

As part of the functionality provided by the Conduit Software, we may collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search services (such as search queries). This information may be shared with third-party applications that use Search Data to function, or to offer you more customized inf...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE.
SweetPacks_A2ToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbSwe0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwee.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwe0.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
tbSwee.dll (01799def4ee217264f0abd2ccf1beff5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)
       View all 22 all detections
SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE 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

Displayed publisher: SweetPacks A2
URL: SweetPacksA2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SweetPacksA2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3314199
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3314199\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3314199 -toolbarName=SweetPacks A2 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 975.7 KB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through SweetPacksA2.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE

Program executable:SweetPacks_A2ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetPacks_A2\SweetPacks_A2ToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e
Additional files:
  • uninstallerui.exe
  • hk64tbSwee.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbSwee.dll (by Conduit)
  • ldrtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) SweetPacks_A2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSwee.dll
  • hk64tbSwe0.dll
  • hktbSwe0.dll
  • ldrtbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwe0.dll
  • hk64tbSwe2.dll
  • hktbSwe2.dll
  • ldrtbSwe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwe2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSwee.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
  • prxtbSwe2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreemakeVideoConverterTB Toolbar' with the class of {81fae9c9-cfbd-4cb3-8322-412e72f55f65} (FreemakeVideoConverterTB).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSwee.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSwee.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
  • prxtbSwe2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BravoTV Toolbar' with the class of {345419c1-4f29-49c2-9b3a-fd31b2cef6b4}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSwee.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSwe2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with a class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSwee.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
  • prxtbSwe2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BravoTV Toolbar' with a class of {345419C1-4F29-49C2-9B3A-FD31B2CEF6B4}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SweetPacks_A2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE 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 SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE, 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 SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE.
  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 SweetPacks A2 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.38%
Windows 8 26.23%
Windows XP 13.11%
Windows Vista 3.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.82%
Windows 8 16.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.11%
Windows 8.1 8.20%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.98%
  Canada 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.59%
Dell 22.03%
Acer 13.56%
Toshiba 11.86%
Lenovo 6.78%
Gateway 3.39%
ASUS 3.39%
Alienware 1.69%
GIGABYTE 1.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.45%
Gateway NE56R 3.45%
LENOVO 10091 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.45%

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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