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Should I remove Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,000
United States Rank #4,758
Reach 0.8823%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 514.46 days
1256.53 days >
Average installed length: 660.21 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.6.0004 84.28%
4.6.0003 15.72%

Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.6 by SweetPacks

What is Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

SweetIM toolbar 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 SweetIM program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when SweetIM 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)

SweetIM Toolbar us compatible with Internet Explorer. The toolbar adds cool content to your browser. You can add your favorite emoticons & other cool stuff to various web mails & social networks, including emails such as Hotmail, Yahoo mail, Gmail, AIM mail etc, forums, blogs and more. In addition you can search the ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks.
mgToolbarIE.dll (7a3641d422e278a8c53307c0111a2168) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.140.110 TR/Trash.Gen
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.Damaged.1
SUPERAntiSpyware 10650 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 4/22/2014 rev. 3 Bloodhound.MalPE
mgHelper.dll (a8d3f6f3ff59249d40fa8ff0a529b1ee) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23614 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
ClearHist.exe (0cfeb52cb030b82a194e1c86e9d1652c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23542 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommon.dll (fdc084f5e9d39e087f73bbd1aa8b92d8) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23698 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgconfig.dll (e6b3d5ddb7dc4d41b5ed7855558887d6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23698 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgHelperApp.exe (e1ebc0fc80410fbf593152e89dfc0ff4) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 22806 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mghooking.dll (a309b121521aaff52bc572fa9f0e3eec) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23698 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mglogger.dll (1f6d5d41027a64366e0afbe75fc2934e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23542 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgsimcommon.dll (65043ca3dc533e200677f76f7ee19b88) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23698 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgToolbarProxy.dll (8eab6d3b2d00c6a1ae1006acf218b5cc) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23542 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgxml_wrapper.dll (2e23407e7515af2006c2dc7ea9207408) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23698 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
       View all 24 all detections
Internet Explorer Toolbar 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

URL: www.sweetim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C3E85EE9-5892-4142-B537-BCEB3DAC4C3D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.6 by SweetPacks

Program executable:mgHelperApp.exe
Name:SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.6.0.4
IE Toolbar Helper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgHelperApp.exe
MD5:abaef87e529a85d1e5fd76e351d10752
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ClearHist.exe - SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.6.0.4 (IE Address Bar Cleaner Application)
  • (Malware detected) mgcommon.dll - common
  • (Malware detected) mgconfig.dll - config
  • (Malware detected) mgHelper.dll - SweetPacks Toolbar Helper Module
  • (Malware detected) mgHelperApp.exe - IE Toolbar Helper Application
  • (Malware detected) mghooking.dll - hooking
  • (Malware detected) mglogger.dll - Logger
  • (Malware detected) mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgToolbarIE.dll - SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer
  • (Malware detected) mgToolbarProxy.dll - Toolbar Proxy DLL
  • (Malware detected) mgxml_wrapper.dll - XML Wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • mgToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SweetPacks Browser 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 'SweetPacks 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 'SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer' with a class of {EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}.

How do I remove Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

Quickly and completely remove Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.6 by SweetPacks 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 Internet Explorer Toolbar 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 Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.6 by SweetPacks, 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 Internet Explorer Toolbar 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 Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.6 by SweetPacks you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.08%
Windows XP 16.71%
Windows Vista 6.77%
Windows 8 4.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.62%
Windows 7 Professional 9.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.96%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.61% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.61%
  United States 8.25%
  Israel 7.00%
  France 6.06%
  Italy 5.33%
  Brazil 4.95%
  United Kingdom 3.99%
  Hungary 3.63%
  Spain 3.02%
  Iran 2.81%
  Canada 2.52%
  Poland 2.17%
  Australia 1.72%
  Sweden 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.10%
Acer 19.85%
Dell 15.30%
GIGABYTE 9.86%
ASUS 9.27%
Toshiba 6.55%
Samsung 4.14%
Intel 3.71%
American Megatrends 2.87%
Lenovo 1.95%
Sahara 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.46%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 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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