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73% remove it27% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,606
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.15 days
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Average installed length: 172.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.588 100.00%

Updater By Sweetpacks 2.0.0.588

What is Updater By Sweetpacks?

Upon installation, the Software will be added to your instant messenger allowing you to add emoticons, other graphics and sounds to your chats. In addition, the SweetPacks toolbar will be added to your Internet browser in the form of a toolbar which enables you to insert emoticons and various graphical elements to your web based emails, blogs, forums and social networks. It also provides you with a search box, and easy access to powerful Web search directly from your browser. During the installation process of the Software, the Company will offer you to accept the Company’s search service as your default search service, to set the Company’s search service web page as your home page. To the extent you choose to accept such search services, based on your preferences, the Software installation program will change your browser home page to the Company’s search service web page and/or your default search service to the Company’s search service. The Company may change from time to time, without notifying you: (1) the content, design or layout of the search service web page; and/or (2) the search service provider to other search service provider.

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

Upon installation, the Software will be added to your instant messenger allowing you to add emoticons, other graphics and sounds to your chats. In addition, the SweetPacks toolbar will be added to your Internet browser in the form of a toolbar which enables you to insert emoticons and various graphical elements to your...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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 Updater By Sweetpacks.
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (388aed0bbe3b0d10297c52c9983df444) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8986 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.BitCocktail.B
Fortinet FortiGate 11/21/2013 Riskware/PUP
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.21.07 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks.A
McAfee 5600.7265 Generic PUP.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7265 Generic PUP.a
Sophos 4.94 BitCocktail
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.F47V0805
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
Extension32.dll (4c1d9f10981bc18417e73151a9d37716) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8943 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.a
Sophos 4.93.0 BitCocktail
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0724
       View all 15 all detections
Updater By 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

Displayed publisher: Sweetpacks
URL: sweetpacks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Updater By Sweetpacks\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Updater By Sweetpacks\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Updater By Sweetpacks 2.0.0.588

Program executable:ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Updater By Sweetpacks\ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
MD5:388aed0bbe3b0d10297c52c9983df444
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Extension64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Updater By Sweetpacks' with the class of {DEDAF650-12B8-48f5-A843-BBA100716106} (Updater By Sweetpacks Helper).
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Updater By Sweetpacks' with the class of {DEDAF650-12B8-48f5-A843-BBA100716106} (Updater By Sweetpacks Helper).
Service
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Updater By Sweetpacks' (Updater By Sweetpacks).

How do I remove Updater By Sweetpacks?

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Or, you can uninstall Updater By 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 Updater By Sweetpacks 2.0.0.588, 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 Updater By 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Updater By Sweetpacks 2.0.0.588 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.37%
Windows 8 33.13%
Windows XP 9.82%
Windows Vista 3.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.36%
Windows 8 14.11%
Windows 8.1 12.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.82%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.80% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 29.80%
  Germany 19.87%
  United Kingdom 17.88%
  France 5.30%
  Brazil 4.64%
  Spain 3.97%
  United States 3.31%
  Australia 1.99%
  Argentina 1.32%
  DK 1.32%
  Finland 1.32%
  Indonesia 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.32%
  Singapore 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.82%
Hewlett-Packard 26.36%
ASUS 11.82%
Dell 10.00%
Samsung 6.36%
Toshiba 4.55%
American Megatrends 2.73%
Intel 2.73%
GIGABYTE 1.82%
Medion 1.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.80%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.80%
Acer Aspire 7750G 1.80%
ASUSTeK S500CA 1.80%

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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