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What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,640
United States Rank #4,869
Reach 0.0383%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.80 days
908.60 days >
Average installed length: 477.40 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Updater By SweetPacks

What is Updater By SweetPacks?

Updater By SweetPacks (from Perion) is designed to monitor and keep the SweetPacks programs automatically up to date. It checks for software updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. It does so by adding a startup entry to the registry to automatically load each time a user logs into windows and remotely checks its server for updates by adding a Windows firewall exception. If an update is found it will silently install it without the user's express permission.

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


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is ExtensionUpdaterService.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 2.39 MB (2,501,535 bytes). ExtensionUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Updater By SweetPacks.
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (ed068a3787b67008b96b994f78302264) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8832 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.BitCocktail.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.29.05 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks.A
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
Extension32.dll (601ffab6a99e34d7b42b0f78d5e5ff90) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod5b5.Trojan.851a
ESET-NOD32 9256 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!601FFAB6A99E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!601FFAB6A99E
Sophos 4.96.0 BitCocktail
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0710
       View all 13 all detections
Updater 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

Displayed publisher: SweetPacks
URL: www.sweetpacks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Updater By SweetPacks\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Updater By SweetPacks\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Updater By SweetPacks

Program executable:ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Bit Cocktail Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\Updater By SweetPacks\ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
Plazy Updater is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Extension32.dll
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DGChrome.exe - dgchrome
  • Extension64.dll
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • source.crx
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Extension64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Updater By SweetPacks' with the class of {C4CFC0DE-134F-4466-B2A2-FF7C59A8BFAD} (Updater By SweetPacks Helper).
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Updater By SweetPacks' with the class of {C4CFC0DE-134F-4466-B2A2-FF7C59A8BFAD} (Updater By SweetPacks Helper).
Scheduled Task
  • DGChrome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DGChrome11270 Watcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DGChrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DGChrome24523 Watcher.
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Updater By SweetPacks' (Updater By SweetPacks).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001811450%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001461%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016654%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,618,217
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Updater By SweetPacks?

You can uninstall Updater 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 Updater 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 Updater 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 Updater By SweetPacks you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.17%
Windows 10 18.97%
Windows Vista 6.50%
Windows XP 6.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.27%
Windows 8 8.67%
Windows 7 Professional 7.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.27%
Windows 8.1 5.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.38%
  Germany 0.26%
  Egypt 0.26%
  Canada 0.17%
  United Kingdom 0.17%
  Iran 0.17%
  BA 0.09%
  Belgium 0.09%
  BH 0.09%
  Brazil 0.09%
  Chile 0.09%
  Colombia 0.09%
  DZ 0.09%
  Indonesia 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.98%
Dell 24.68%
Acer 18.10%
Toshiba 10.24%
ASUS 8.23%
Lenovo 3.66%
Intel 0.55%
Samsung 0.55%
Sony 0.55%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5733Z 12.28%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.22%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%

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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