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Should I remove SweetPacks Updater Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,054
United States Rank #2,859
Reach 0.1329%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.04 days
502.66 days >
Average installed length: 264.11 days


VersionDistribution 0.08% 3.47% 0.99% 0.08% 0.08% 2.71% 1.72% 0.19% 1.49% 0.04% 1.41% 0.04% 1.60% 0.23% 0.92% 0.04% 0.34% 4.43% 2.94% 0.38% 1.15% 0.11% 0.08% 2.21% 2.94% 0.08% 5.61% 0.04% 6.11% 0.04% 4.66% 0.11% 0.11% 5.46% 0.08% 2.79% 10.69% 5.08% 0.57% 25.93% 2.98%

SweetPacks Updater Service

What is SweetPacks Updater Service?

This software is included with the installation of the SweetIM Toolbar and SweetPacks (by Perion) and is not an optional install. The program is designed to update and maintain the toolbar installation.

It is also known as the IBUpdaterService which runs the process dmwu.exe as a Windows Service that is set to autostart and is installed by default in the user's System directory. dmwu.exe also adds a Windows firewall exception and listens on various UDP ports.

During uninstallation, the uninstaller requires the user to manually enter a captcha in order to help prevent automated removal.

From the EULA: "During the installation process of the Software, the Company will offer you to accept the Company’s search service as your default search service, to set the Company’s search service web page as your home page. To the extent you choose to accept such search services, based on your preferences, the Software installation program will change your browser home page to the Company’s search service web page and/or your default search service to the Company’s search service."

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

Upon installation, the Software will be added to your instant messenger allowing you to add emoticons, other graphics and sounds to your chats. In addition, the SweetPacks toolbar will be added to your Internet browser in the form of a toolbar which enables you to insert emoticons and various graphical elements to your...  Read more
  • 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!
SweetPacks Updater Service 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
Help link: sweetim.sweetpacks.com
Installation folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\WNLT\Installation\
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WNLT\Installation\uninstaller.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by SweetPacks Updater Service

Program executable:dmwu.exe
Signed by:Perion Network Ltd.
dmwu.exe is the installation service for Web Optimizer, an ad-supported program. Web Optimizer by Perion Network Ltd. is a web browser extension and browser helper object (BHO) for Internet Explorer and Firefox (extension) and distributed...

How do I remove SweetPacks Updater Service?

You can uninstall SweetPacks Updater Service 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 Updater Service, 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 Updater Service.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.51%
Windows 10 15.19%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Vista 7.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.62%
Windows 7 Professional 10.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.39%
Windows 8 7.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.82%
  Italy 2.73%
  MA 2.67%
  Brazil 2.61%
  Germany 1.97%
  United Kingdom 1.48%
  France 1.42%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Canada 0.99%
  Argentina 0.93%
  Spain 0.90%
  Saudi Arabia 0.84%
  Indonesia 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.52%
Dell 22.63%
Acer 17.29%
Toshiba 9.10%
ASUS 7.41%
Samsung 3.03%
Lenovo 2.19%
Intel 1.40%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.00%

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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