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SweetIM

How to Remove SweetIM from Your Computer

To completely purge SweetIM from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with SweetIM. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the SweetIM registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove SweetIM from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the SweetIM files and folders,
see How to Delete SweetIM Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete SweetIM Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with SweetIM are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the SweetIM files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\Sweetpacks Search.xml
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\sweetim.xml
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\SweetIM Search.xml
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgToolbarIE.dll
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\CRE\banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff.crx
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\{EEE6C361-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}.xpi
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff_0.localstorage
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff_0.localstorage-journal
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A8\prxtbSwe0.dll
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By SweetPacks\Extension32.dll
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks\prxtbSwe2.dll
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Users\Bernardo
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\sweetpacks-customized-web-search.xml
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk_0.localstorage
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk_0.localstorage-journal
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks\prxtbSwe2.dll
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\CRE\fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk.crx
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchPlugins\sweetim.xml
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\sweetpacks-a11-customized-web-search.xml
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\sweetpacks-a5-customized-web-search.xml
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\CRE\kokoiojcgpmpngieemgjkgkaogemflng.crx
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_kokoiojcgpmpngieemgjkgkaogemflng_0.localstorage
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_kokoiojcgpmpngieemgjkgkaogemflng_0.localstorage-journal
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By Smilebox\Extension32.dll
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks\prxtbSwe0.dll
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetPacks\prxtbSwee.dll
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetPacks_A5\prxtbSwe0.dll
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetPacks\prxtbSwe0.dll

[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetIM
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Video Converter_846620
[%SYSTEM%]\jmdp
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jcdgjdiieiljkfkdcloehkohchhpekkn
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\External Extensions\{EEE6C373-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Conduit\ChromeExtData\banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By SweetPacks
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Skype_1539814
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Audacity_1414325
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_SweetPlayer_1348381
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_FastStone Image Viewer_1511256
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Paint.NET_1535919
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Bandicam_1649620
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetPacks
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_WinRAR_3725257
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Skype_1539816
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A10
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A8
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Super Mario Source_2316330
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetPacks_A8
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\extensions\{707dca12-3f99-4d94-afea-06dcc0ae0108}
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_TomTom Home_913458
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_SweetPDF_1093302
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_WinRAR_2650236
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\{7e8a1050-cf67-4575-92df-dcc60e7d952d}
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Skype_1634861
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Minecraft_1854298
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Revo Uninstaller_1644678
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\SweetPacks
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Ventrilo_3328626
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Safari_913239
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Skype_1667950
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_IrfanView_1649615
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Slender_913831
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_GIMP_2090178
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Samsung Kies_1634617
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Internet Explorer 10_1638486
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_CCleaner_1644739
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Firefox_1557159
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_WinRAR_1708691
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_WinRAR chrome test_1838598
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A5
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_UltraISO_1005309
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_UltraISO_1645449
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Firefox_B_1658485
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Firefox_1710783
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_PhotoScape_913226
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk_0
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetPacks_A10
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A10
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_JZip_1359826
[%APPDATA%]\Sweetpacks
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Raidcall_1660745
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_WinRAR_1005289
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Internet Download Manager_1132542
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_PeerBlock_1075008
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_CamStudio_1510649
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\extensions\{b3420a9c-a397-4409-b90d-bcf22da1a08a}
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Winzip_1635511
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Minecraft_1425235
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Free Driver_935739
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Minecraft_1634789
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Winzip_1535936
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Audacity_1556516
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Glary Utilities_1630206
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_TeamViewer_3711815
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\kokoiojcgpmpngieemgjkgkaogemflng
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A2
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_KMPlayer_3711817
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Paint.NET_1557401
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Firefox_3725253
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A11
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Magix Slideshow Maker_920037
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_progeCAD Professional AutoCAD Clone_924618
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_progeCAD Smart IntelliCAD AutoCAD Clone_936233
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_SketchUp_1014868
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_CCleaner_1552246
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Glary Utilities_1644640
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A14
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A14
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A8
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Conduit\ChromeExtData\fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Skype_1557832
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_XBMC_1524089
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Skype_1966342
[%LOW_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SweetPacks_A2
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Samsung Kies_1644583
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_BlueStacks_1138898
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_CCleaner_1739814
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_WinRAR_1635924
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_AdwCleaner_1392732
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Firefox_1532093
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_AdwCleaner_1555510
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_iTunes_1668861
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff_0.localstorage
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_SweetWeather_1198730
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_7-Zip_1639619
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sweetpacks bundle uninstaller_Internet Download Manager_1335547

How to Remove SweetIM from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove SweetIM from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with SweetIM, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the SweetIM registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetIM
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SweetIM
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{EEE6C35C-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SweetIM_URLSearchHook.ToolbarURLSearchHook
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{EEE6C35C-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EEE6C35C-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SweetIM.exe
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SweetIM_URLSearchHook.ToolbarURLSearchHook.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SweetIM_URLSearchHook.ToolbarURLSearchHook
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{EEE6C360-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{dedaf650-12b8-48f5-a843-bba100716106}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Updater By Sweetpacks
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Updater By Sweetpacks
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{EEE6C360-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jcdgjdiieiljkfkdcloehkohchhpekkn
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{dedaf650-12b8-48f5-a843-bba100716106}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{dedaf650-12b8-48f5-a843-bba100716106}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{eee6c35d-6118-11dc-9c72-001320c79847}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A5
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Updater By SweetPacks
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{713576E4-550A-C6B7-6CA1-07F56A9BC73D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{1CD5B204-F03D-3158-8E9F-2C4EDA82E49A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\fgnjomjlkaenpngklfddmaodjljpjblk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\kokoiojcgpmpngieemgjkgkaogemflng
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A8
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{77AA745B-F4F8-45DA-9B14-61D2D95054C8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{7e8a1050-cf67-4575-92df-dcc60e7d952d}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7e8a1050-cf67-4575-92df-dcc60e7d952d}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{7e8a1050-cf67-4575-92df-dcc60e7d952d}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{C4CFC0DE-134F-4466-B2A2-FF7C59A8BFAD}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\banjjklfojcdbofbhbgiedekefohoaff
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0b5130a9-cc50-4ced-99d5-cda8cc12ae48}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{0b5130a9-cc50-4ced-99d5-cda8cc12ae48}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SweetPacks_A8
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A8
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SweetPacks
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{0b5130a9-cc50-4ced-99d5-cda8cc12ae48}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{C4CFC0DE-134F-4466-B2A2-FF7C59A8BFAD}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C4CFC0DE-134F-4466-B2A2-FF7C59A8BFAD}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2f23ab71-4ac6-41f2-a955-ea576e553146}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Updater By Sweetpacks
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7C3F0F08-6A8F-9A8A-4F60-66231A7ED0A9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2D865D5E-1D79-EE69-AEBF-7634513C75A1}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{93F6FEEE-866E-4EDB-AF70-AD56EAEE28E9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{93F6FEEE-866E-4EDB-AF70-AD56EAEE28E9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{640C0652-EC35-9E3E-E96D-05C0F62931FC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{DC91FAFB-6CEA-49E5-BB74-9CEE75D09B77}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{517E4CD0-4B36-2F9E-3A99-2C82868EB0CC}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{7D4F1959-3F72-49d5-8E59-F02F8AA6815D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{7D4F1959-3F72-49d5-8E59-F02F8AA6815D}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7D4F1959-3F72-49d5-8E59-F02F8AA6815D}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{84804A3D-81D2-4072-A1E4-171B6B46067A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33A3603C-5370-2426-FDB6-143AB13A14BF}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{6B6B21ED-B414-47C0-FC9A-4CFC4B933113}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4DF01F93-ED39-29F9-B5F9-0B686DDAA904}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4DF01F93-ED39-29F9-B5F9-0B686DDAA904}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A11
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{93ec97bf-fe43-4bca-a735-5c5d6a0a40c4}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{93ec97bf-fe43-4bca-a735-5c5d6a0a40c4}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{93ec97bf-fe43-4bca-a735-5c5d6a0a40c4}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A5
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{74562E7E-4B49-8BFF-E5A3-4B9CC9949559}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{551E65B0-171E-8D69-86DE-7375416E74FE}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{77AA745B-F4F8-45DA-9B14-61D2D95054C8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4BBEA17C-7BD3-AEC1-1271-5E09E7B2968B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{122D7F7D-F2A0-403F-BB4D-2B7CC6F6F49C}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{122D7F7D-F2A0-403F-BB4D-2B7CC6F6F49C}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4C6371D8-586B-4290-BA8E-EF46220DFBC7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{29B65560-0732-5A77-9124-33D384E6DDB8}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{67F5C9E6-2A90-4713-A439-A49ACB91C16A}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{707F8643-93B9-40F2-0740-35A1218A038A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{5BA2AC88-B6DF-A437-AC4C-55CE9FFE6709}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{114DB5FA-0AFB-BB92-A75B-F44D3CE875CD}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{A33DB9FD-7A8A-496E-92D3-9CFCF9D9E1C9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{42C9F49C-F9F4-3BCD-6345-3E58EF9AD040}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{74FB8B6B-7862-3458-ADAA-41C2383186B1}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{5EAD1628-6E86-4B5E-BC2D-923E4FEB7281}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{759F0627-790F-CE93-E45E-4E54B3F50844}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0293DB06-B415-28E1-0B26-5FE498645265}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{1039498E-3F08-FD0A-181B-191DF26CD3FB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{68630BA4-4A38-AB9A-6407-1BD9935B642D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{49EF5516-7C91-53E9-C3AF-0C7782ADBE45}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{79A1BC31-758C-7847-07A9-3FE62B981D7A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3578D7E7-ABD6-05C6-5A81-7448E07C9231}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SweetPacks_A5
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SweetPacks_A14
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A14
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SweetPacks_A14
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4D406CA3-7ECC-99F8-B443-0120A8B1645D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{30ee6676-1ba6-455a-a7e8-298fa863a546}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{77451233-4EC0-3AA3-7A75-2B8EC67AFFE9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{323E53B9-105E-9EBD-B635-46D8CC2E1200}
Registry Values
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]{EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}=00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SweetIM=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{8E9E3331-D360-4f87-8803-52DE43566502}=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By SweetPacks\Firefox
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{C4CFC0DE-134F-4466-B2A2-FF7C59A8BFAD}=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By SweetPacks\Firefox
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]Sweetpacks Communicator=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{7D4F1959-3F72-49d5-8E59-F02F8AA6815D}=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By SweetPacks\Firefox
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{8E9E3331-D360-4f87-8803-52DE43566502}=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Web Assistant\Firefox
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]{7e8a1050-cf67-4575-92df-dcc60e7d952d}=SweetPacks Toolbar
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]{0b5130a9-cc50-4ced-99d5-cda8cc12ae48}=SweetPacks A8 Toolbar
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{8E9E3331-D360-4f87-8803-52DE43566502}=(EMPTY)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]{93ec97bf-fe43-4bca-a735-5c5d6a0a40c4}=SweetPacks A5 Toolbar
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{8E9E3331-D360-4f87-8803-52DE43566502}=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\IB Updater\Firefox
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]{7D4F1959-3F72-49d5-8E59-F02F8AA6815D}=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Updater By Smilebox\Firefox
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SweetIM="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SweetIM=Disable_By_[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]{0b5130a9-cc50-4ced-99d5-cda8cc12ae48}=SweetPacks_A8 Toolbar
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SweetIM=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Macrogaming\SweetIM\SweetIM.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]Sweetpacks Communicator="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe"

Adware

Software that is designed to launch advertisements, frequently pop-up ads, on a user’s computer and/or to redirect search results to promotional Web sites. Adware programs are often built into freeware or shareware programs, where the adware creates an indirect ‘charge’ for using the free program. Sometimes a trojan can silently download an adware program from a Web site and install it onto a user’s machine.

Hacker tools, or Browser Hijackers, can also download an adware program by exploiting a web browser’s vulnerability. Browser Hijackers may tamper with the browser settings, redirect incorrect or incomplete URLs to unwanted Web sites, or change the default home page. They can also re-direct a user’s searches to “pay-to-view” (often pornographic) Web sites.

Typically, many adware programs do not leave any marks of their presence in the system: they are not listed on Start | Programs; they add no icons to the system tray; and they don’t show up on the task list. In addition, adware programs seldom provide an uninstallation procedure, and attempts at manually removing them frequently result in failure of the original carrier program.

Be Aware of the Following Adware Threats:

Browse2SaVe, Borlan, DoubleD, Gaxaph, WebDir.

Toolbar

A third-party toolbar that provides additional functionality or enhancements for a user’s browser.
Some toolbars are useful; others may camouflage installation of a trojan or spyware to a user’s computer or act as adware bombarding a user with pop-up advertisements.

Be Aware of the Following Toolbar Threats:

FastSeeker, CustomToolbar, Unknown.Toolbar5, Baidu (BDSearch), UCmore.

Hijacker

Software that seizes control of a computer’s resources to proliferate itself or use them for other malicious purposes.

There are several types of hijackers. The most common are:

  • Browser hijackers – Alters the existing Internet browser settings so that a user is redirected to unwanted or malicious Web sites. These include programs that change the browser Home page or replace a popular search service’s home page with its own fake copy, whose search results point to particular malicious or irrelevant sites.
  • Autorun hijackers – Automatically run certain programs on start-up of a user’s computer.

Be Aware of the Following Hijacker Threats:

mbucas, MediaUpdate, IE ZoneMap Domains, Spyware Warning, Aimbot.aj.

How Did My PC Get Infected with SweetIM?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with SweetIM:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like SweetIM. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like SweetIM.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including SweetIM, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting SweetIM^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with SweetIM:

PC is working very slowly

SweetIM can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with SweetIM.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

SweetIM can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. SweetIM may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

SweetIM may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

SweetIM may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.