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Should I remove Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,666
United States Rank #1,883
Reach 0.1745%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 50.78 days
1497.87 days >
Average installed length: 787.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.7.0010 0.20%
4.7.0008 76.85%
4.7.0004 3.46%
4.7.0002 19.03%
4.7.0001 0.45%

Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.7 by SweetPacks

What is Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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. Additionally, 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)

During this installation you will be offered the SweetPacks toolbar, homepage, default search and new tab. You may skip or opt-out of any of the SweetPacks components during installation.Through the SweetPacks toolbar you can easily add the coolest and funniest emoticons and animations to your webmail and Facebook post...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks.
mgToolbarIE.dll (dd4d2b2c78f332afb7a9d5815d539386) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2013.10.21.07 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks
VIPRE Antivirus 21514 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mghooking.dll (1a743baf8d97e0bf07a996438556ed24) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgHelper.dll (41c871255bc9514a559042614d3fd749) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 22594 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgHelperApp.exe (66a7226c940bb9c89358d226af61f4da) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgconfig.dll (802fb4f3f14607c13cf9e5de189d45f6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgxml_wrapper.dll (8f40352187cb080e6c3d1387045b7218) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgToolbarProxy.dll (b323bdf83e7741c22d0c3ea669accfe0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgsimcommon.dll (ce4312f5f063f1d3549e95f17dc207e0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mglogger.dll (d195fb81699c9da21134b89f750b7f61) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommon.dll (d9a502483125d53861755e3d02b58d92) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 20718 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
ClearHist.exe (fa4399a0e46319201ba0afd1d9e84063) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
       View all 22 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{0110EF3B-85D7-4365-B585-4C521CFA9064}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.7 by SweetPacks

Program module:mgToolbarIE.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.7.0.1
SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer
Signed by:SweetIM Technologies Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgToolbarIE.dll
MD5:dd4d2b2c78f332afb7a9d5815d539386
SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer 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...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ClearHist.exe - SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.7.0.1 (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 4.7 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 4.7 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 4.7 by SweetPacks you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.47%
Windows 8 13.68%
Windows Vista 10.10%
Windows XP 8.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8.1 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.99%
Windows 7 Professional 7.66%
Windows 8 5.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.95%
  Germany 2.48%
  Spain 1.69%
  United Kingdom 1.64%
  France 0.74%
  Italy 0.71%
  Mexico 0.66%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Canada 0.53%
  Iran 0.34%
  Romania 0.32%
  Israel 0.29%
  Argentina 0.26%
  Netherlands 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.20%
Dell 26.27%
Acer 14.49%
Toshiba 9.35%
ASUS 6.70%
GIGABYTE 2.94%
Lenovo 2.77%
Intel 1.33%
Samsung 0.92%
Gateway 0.87%
Sahara 0.64%
American Megatrends 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.96%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.58%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.32%

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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