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Thumbs down Beware.................sweetpacks

One of the most annoying bugs I've ever had to remove~~

Customer dl'ed it with a solitaire game,and with it came 6 software entries,a communicator,updater,IM app ,games,toolbars and browser add-ons.........BUY,BUY,BUY popups.

Unreal.

It hijacks the homepage of every browser you have,so you have to reset them,disable/remove the browser add-ons.

And when uninstalling ,you have to delete the scheduled update from the Task Scheduler cause even after you uninstall it,as soon as you reboot it updates and tries to reinstall itself...........couldn't believe this garbage.

Then do a manual registry cleanup to get rid of the leftover remnants.

There are some removal tools for this,but I wouldn't even trust them..........rather do it my way.


Be careful what you download.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:08 PM
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One of the most annoying bugs I've ever had to remove~~

Customer dl'ed it with a solitaire game,and with it came 6 software entries,a communicator,updater,IM app ,games,toolbars and browser add-ons.........BUY,BUY,BUY popups.

Unreal.

It hijacks the homepage of every browser you have,so you have to reset them,disable/remove the browser add-ons.

And when uninstalling ,you have to delete the scheduled update from the Task Scheduler cause even after you uninstall it,as soon as you reboot it updates and tries to reinstall itself...........couldn't believe this garbage.

Then do a manual registry cleanup to get rid of the leftover remnants.

There are some removal tools for this,but I wouldn't even trust them..........rather do it my way.


Be careful what you download.
Showing my ignorance Harley; what is Sweetpack ? some kind of game ?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:22 PM
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Showing my ignorance Harley; what is Sweetpack ? some kind of game ?
It's the name of the company that bundles all this garbage onto software programs.
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It's the name of the company that bundles all this garbage onto software programs.
Thanks for the warning Harley, I'll keep an eye open for it.
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I have on my list of add remove prograrms something called update sweet packs. I want to be sure that I should remove it. I don't know where it came from.
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I have on my list of add remove prograrms something called update sweet packs. I want to be sure that I should remove it. I don't know where it came from.
You absolutely want to remove it. Be prepared, there are a number of steps. Borrowed from the first post in this thread from Harley.


It hijacks the homepage of every browser you have,so you have to reset them,disable/remove the browser add-ons.

And when uninstalling ,you have to delete the scheduled update from the Task Scheduler cause even after you uninstall it,as soon as you reboot it updates and tries to reinstall itself...........couldn't believe this garbage.

Then do a manual registry cleanup to get rid of the leftover remnants.

Once you have accomplished the above, there will be other steps.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:59 PM
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I went to add/remove and found updater for sweetpacks. It will not remove but says "this file does not exist."
I did disable it in add ons.
There is an entry in the registry that says "sweetIM". Is this it? Should I go ahead and delete it there. I don't want to mess anything up.
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I went to add/remove and found updater for sweetpacks. It will not remove but says "this file does not exist."
I did disable it in add ons.
There is an entry in the registry that says "sweetIM". Is this it? Should I go ahead and delete it there. I don't want to mess anything up.
Yes, just THAT folder/key. Look under Hkey Current User/Software and Hkey Local Machine/Software
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:27 PM
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When you come back. Make sure you have deleted the reference in Task Scheduler. Look for any folders in Program Files of Sweet, delete them.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBA-M) to your Desktop.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/getmirr...malware,1.html

/1186760019/1[/url]
evp=693ee0b20204960edfd909666f809b26
/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?cdlPid=10997763
* DoubleClick mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install MBA-M.
* Be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version if one is available. There are always new updates to the definitions.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When MBA-M finishes, Notepad will open with the log. Please save it where you can find it easily. The log can also be opened by going to Start > All Programs > Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware > Logs > log-date.txt.

NEXT

Download AdwCleaner from here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Follow these instructions which are given on the download page:

Simply download the program and run it. You will then be presented with a screen that contains a Search and Delete button.


First click the Search button.

AdwCleaner will search your computer for unwanted programs and then display a log showing the various files, folders, and registry entries used by these programs.

Then click on the Delete button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing.

On reboot, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed.

Post back with that log
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:38 PM
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Where do you stand with this? Want to make sure all of that crap is gone plus anything else that might have come in after it or with it.
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