Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Uninstall SweetIM, Sweetpack and other affiliates Completely

Description on SweetIM, Sweetpack and other affiliates

Seems that SweetIM, Sweetpack and other sweet affiliates are not that sweet anymore:
  1. People get as their homepage unwittingly and unable to get the favorite one;
  2. get new tab leading to during surfing;
  3. get SweetIM search engine replace the original one;
  4. get its toolbar installed without permission of the administrator and also get adware.sweetim!
All the above mentioned has made many people come to Tee Support for uninstallation, since they get constant failures when deleting SweetIM in Control Panel; removing everything that had "sweetim" in the name; clearing the history and changing the homepage back, etc., despite its ability to add more fun by sending fancier smiles and IM graphics to contacts.

Here is the screenshot of the most annoying page:

Some people were careful when they downloaded programs, however, sweetIM and Sweetpacks search bar installed themselves even after you unticked all of the boxes or clicked ‘No’. And you may have some services from antivirus program disabled shortly after that, which means you are susceptible to virus that has sharp eyes to catch the loophole.

All those signs are telling you that you get something intrusive in the kernel part of your system and once you look into the part, you’ll know why your system seems to get slower. There are tons of files, folders and keys for you to delete. Please be noted that there are hidden ones, you’ll get ‘sweet’ things if you don’t remove the related components completely. To uninstall SweetIM, Sweetpack and other affiliates, you are welcome to follow the steps hereinafter; should you have any question, you are welcome to start a live chat here for help.

Steps to Remove SweetIM, Sweetpack and other affiliates Permanently

1. Get into the Safe Mode with Networking
Step: Reboot your computer. As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press Enter key.


Step2. Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:

Step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items.

Step3. Remove add-ons:  

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Click OK to save changes.    

Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

 Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under ‘General tab.

Step4. Show hidden files 
step: a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;


 b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;


Step5. Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.

Step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager

Please stop all the following processes.

Step6. Delete all related files and registry values in your local hard disk C.

step: Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.


Registry values:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{EEE6C360-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}

Click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files:

C:\Users\All Users\SweetIM\Messenger\data\Bars\Default\100\bar.js
C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\External Extensions\{EEE6C373-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}\SweetFB.crx
C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\External Extensions\{EEE6C373-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}\SweetNT.crx
C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\External Extensions\{EEE6C373-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}\SweetFB.crx
C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\External Extensions\{EEE6C373-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}\SweetNT.crx


Video Sample Guide to Remove SweetIM


Important note: it is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other SweetIM files and get help in SweetIM removal by asking for real-time help from Tee Support experts 24/7 available.

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