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Should I remove SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

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 #10,551
United States Rank #21,571
Reach 0.0341%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 567.66 days
1513.78 days >
Average installed length: 795.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.4.0001 100.00%

SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.4

What is SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer?


SweetPacks 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 SweetPacks 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.

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

The SweetPacks range leverages the success of the award-winning SweetIM application, which reaches 150 million users and provides them with a creative outlet for online expression. SweetPacks utilizes that same sense of fun and combines it with useful, easy to use and safe solutions to create applications for everyday ...  Read more

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is mgToolbarIE.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 4.07 MB (4,269,019 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many 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 Internet Explorer.
mgToolbarIE.dll (f0501090aca0a6e146c53e91b1aff4a1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0146 Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes v2013.10.29.06 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgHelper.dll (22dcd5620a99680db156b7ce8b6e6a9a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0514
VIPRE Antivirus 22724 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mghooking.dll (03eff310ed5d4af0a101183b41c20004) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgsimcommon.dll (26af08d55a982fe3d67d2e7819188581) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.6.10310 Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgxml_wrapper.dll (2ae11b504cb20dfbff131502d08fb3d1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgToolbarProxy.dll (4f6212df8fc735f9be0b4418b0a0d780) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
ClearHist.exe (52a407362e36cf9d9903bbdc747c4f3d) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommon.dll (63160fe29d585d2699883e17bcb4d185) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgconfig.dll (950f005307886c8d4bc17c1166f78e80) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.6.10310 Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgHelperApp.exe (d89fd6183403ac586bd5a0e65920fa64) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mglogger.dll (f4d8f44544e0055662c6e4613c644a45) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 24200 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
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SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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{2F603A45-D956-496B-81B5-50D782424976}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.4

Program module:mgToolbarIE.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.4.0.1
SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer
Signed by:SweetIM Technologies Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgToolbarIE.dll
MD5:f0501090aca0a6e146c53e91b1aff4a1
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 4.4.0.1 (IE Address Bar Cleaner Application)
  • (Malware detected) mgcommon.dll - common
  • (Malware detected) mgconfig.dll - config
  • (Malware detected) mgHelper.dll - SweetIM 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 SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.4 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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 SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer 4.4, 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 SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer.
  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 Internet Explorer 4.4 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Server 2003 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 71.36%
Windows XP 13.03%
Windows Vista 11.52%
Windows 10 3.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.13%
Windows 7 Professional 10.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.54%
Windows 10 Home 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.93% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.93%
  United States 12.90%
  France 10.12%
  Italy 8.65%
  Spain 4.11%
  Israel 3.96%
  Brazil 3.81%
  United Kingdom 3.37%
  Australia 2.49%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Switzerland 2.05%
  Poland 2.05%
  Austria 1.76%
  Canada 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.88%
Acer 19.51%
Dell 16.05%
ASUS 7.41%
Toshiba 7.41%
GIGABYTE 6.42%
American Megatrends 2.72%
Samsung 2.47%
Medion 2.22%
Lenovo 1.73%
Sahara 1.73%
Intel 1.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.73%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.69%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.24%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.24%

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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