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70% remove it30% keep it
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Global Rank #3,859
United States Rank #1,731
Reach 0.1408%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 50.77 days
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Average installed length: 786.87 days


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Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.8 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)

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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install 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 (a344aa9ebe61463eddc4f2e20dcc2b10) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2013.11.21.07 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.F47V0915
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
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{DD85D6BF-4787-4A93-99A5-3F0CF0AE8834}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.8 by SweetPacks

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

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.8 by SweetPacks, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 4.8 by SweetPacks you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.71%
Windows 10 19.32%
Windows Vista 8.17%
Windows XP 6.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.99%
Windows 8 8.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.88%
  Canada 0.22%
  Saudi Arabia 0.13%
  India 0.11%
  Iran 0.11%
  United Kingdom 0.11%
  South Africa 0.09%
  Germany 0.09%
  Singapore 0.07%
  Brazil 0.07%
  Israel 0.07%
  Turkey 0.07%
  MA 0.04%
  TN 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.09%
Dell 28.62%
Acer 11.63%
Toshiba 9.57%
ASUS 6.31%
Lenovo 3.21%
Samsung 1.89%
Intel 1.26%
American Megatrends 0.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.54%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.51%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.27%

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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