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What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,382
United States Rank #4,224
Reach 0.0473%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.89 days
734.36 days >
Average installed length: 385.85 days


VersionDistribution 6.00% 8.57% 10.08% 38.69% 36.66%

SweetPacks Toolbar for IE

What is SweetPacks Toolbar for IE?

SweetPacks Toolbar for IE is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- May display contextual advertising.

The SweetPacks Toolbar is bundled by a number of installers including but not limited to Boost Software Inc, CBS Interactive, Download Admin (uberdownloads.net) and Web Install to name a few.

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

Each Conduit Software includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Conduit Software, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search-related preferences, add components, receive notifications and offers, or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 SweetPacks Toolbar for IE.
tbSwee.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 Conduit (fs)
tbSwe0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwe0.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwee.dll (1446b55d51db10b6c69714bba12d573a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul.gssm
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25816 Conduit (fs)
SweetPacksToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
       View all 22 all detections
SweetPacks Toolbar for IE 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.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SweetPacks.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3310511
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3310511\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3310511 -toolbarName=SweetPacks -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 975.7 KB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through SweetPacks.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by SweetPacks Toolbar for IE

Program module:tbSwee.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetPacks\tbSwee.dll
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe (by Conduit) -
  • hk64tbSwe0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbSwe0.dll
  • ldrtbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwe0.dll
  • hk64tbSwee.dll
  • hktbSwee.dll
  • ldrtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) SweetPacksToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSwee.dll
  • hk64tbSwe2.dll
  • hktbSwe2.dll
  • ldrtbSwe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwe1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSwee.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with the class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407} (Produtools Maps B).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSwee.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSwee.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with the class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSwee.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSwee.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4C7F-4445-A7E3-8B260662E407}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SweetPacksToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove SweetPacks Toolbar for IE?

You can uninstall SweetPacks Toolbar for IE 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 SweetPacks Toolbar for IE, 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 SweetPacks Toolbar for IE.
  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 SweetPacks Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.88%
Windows 10 24.30%
Windows Vista 7.71%
Windows XP 6.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.02%
Windows 8 12.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.49%
Windows 8.1 6.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.62%
  United Kingdom 0.42%
  Brazil 0.35%
  Mexico 0.28%
  Iran 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%
  Italy 0.21%
  UA 0.14%
  Malaysia 0.14%
  Hong Kong 0.07%
  Singapore 0.07%
  TN 0.07%
  Thailand 0.07%
  Taiwan 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.97%
Dell 25.87%
Toshiba 12.38%
Acer 12.22%
ASUS 6.83%
Lenovo 3.17%
Samsung 2.06%
Intel 1.11%
Gateway 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.62%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.55%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.96%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.07%

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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