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Should I remove Update Manager for SweetPacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,643
United States Rank #6,362
Reach 0.4870%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.29 days
775.45 days >
Average installed length: 407.44 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.0008 100.00%

Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.1

What is Update Manager for SweetPacks?

Update Manager for SweetPacks is designed to monitor and keep the SweetPacks applications automatically up to date. It checks for software updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. It is included with most installations of the SweetIM /Sweetpacks Toolbar (installed in some instances with the SweetIM Communicator application as an 'extra' offer. It is set to automatically execute when any user logs into Windows (through the local user run registry setting) with the name ‘Sweetpacks Communicator’.

From the EULA: "Update Manager: in order to ensure the most up-to-date version, including new features, bug fixes and updated content. Upon installation, we offer you to change your Home Page to the SweetIM Home Page which is essentially a Web search page. If you do not want to accept this change, you may uncheck the relevant box in the set-up process. During the installation process SweetIM may place icons on your desktop for launching additional SweetIM sites or SweetIM products. At any time each icon can be easily removed by selecting it and clicking “Delete”."

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

SweetIM Tab: you will receive an additional Tab that is located on your Windows Live Messenger window. The SweetIM Tab will offer you various fun content and entertainment options from time to time. SweetIM Toolbar for IE, for Firefox and for Chrome: A toolbar that is located on your internet browser and allows you t...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update Manager for SweetPacks.
SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe (84a878d2d4a84cc73d53733f80fb57ce) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0143 Adware.SweetIM.19
ESET-NOD32 7.8943 a variant of Win32/SweetIM.F
Malwarebytes v2013.10.26.03 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgsimcommon.dll (4315ae0e82f796f98e550dc13bcba4b4) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.19
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 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)
mgcommunication.dll (f5bc091b5b45f8ccb28bba24c61a54f5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.19
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgxml_wrapper.dll (5ecd3ba5d091ebc20272de7ab7aacf52) 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 (ffa71d66fa16ca9a94cf75c25cff9dd6) 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)
       View all 17 all detections
Update Manager for SweetPacks 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
Help link: lp.sweetim.com/SweetPacksBundleUninstaller
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EA8FA6BE-29BE-4AF2-9352-841F83215EB0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.1

Program executable:SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe (Malware detected)
Name:SweetPacks Update Manager
Update Manager for SweetPacks
Signed by:SweetIM Technologies Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe
MD5:84a878d2d4a84cc73d53733f80fb57ce
(From the publisher) “SweetIM for Messenger is a fun upgrade for Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo & ICQ Instant Messaging applications, that adds animations (winks), emoticons (smileys), Videos, Display pictures and games. We started with the...”
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe - SweetPacks Update Manager (Update Manager for SweetPacks)
  • (Malware detected) mgcommunication.dll - communication
  • (Malware detected) mgUpdateSupport.dll - UpdateSupport
  • (Malware detected) mgxml_wrapper.dll - xml_wrapper (XML Wrapper)
  • (Malware detected) mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgcommon.dll - common
  • mgSqlite3.dll - SQLite DLL
  • c2c_service.exe (by Skype Technologies) - Skype Click to Call (Skype C2C Service)
  • mpengine.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Malware Protection (Microsoft Malware Protection Engine)
  • msiexecwatcher.exe
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sweetpacks Communicator.
Service
  • c2c_service.exe runs as a service named 'Skype C2C Service' (Skype C2C Service) "Skype Click to Call Update Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sweetpacks Communicator' which loads as C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe'.
Network connections
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe connects to bzq-25-65-1.static.bezeqint.net (212.25.65.1 port 80).
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe connects to cablep-219-49-70.cablep.bezeqint.net (62.219.49.70 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe
Memory:9.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0124484420%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00441422%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00803422%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,231,021
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:14.38 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.6 KB
105.02 KB average
c2c_service.exe
Memory:3.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0026354486%
Kernel CPU:0.00123366%
User CPU:0.00140179%
CPU cycles/sec:116,118
Switches/sec:20
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Update Manager for SweetPacks?

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Or, you can uninstall Update Manager for SweetPacks 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 Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.1, 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 Update Manager for SweetPacks.
  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 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.75%
Windows XP 14.00%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows 8 6.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.03%
Windows 7 Professional 8.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.76% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.76%
  United States 8.08%
  France 6.72%
  Italy 6.71%
  Brazil 5.33%
  Israel 5.24%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  Spain 3.76%
  Hungary 2.60%
  Canada 2.56%
  Iran 2.31%
  Sweden 1.92%
  Poland 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.08%
Acer 20.55%
Dell 14.68%
ASUS 9.50%
GIGABYTE 8.57%
Toshiba 6.13%
Samsung 5.72%
American Megatrends 2.39%
Intel 2.14%
Lenovo 2.01%
Sahara 1.13%
Medion 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.53%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.08%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.01%

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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