The SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware belongs from the same family of browser hijacker infection that often attacks the windows based computers secretly and can cause severe damage to the system resources as well as data stored on the hard drive of the infected machine. This malicious browser hijacker is spread through unsafe browsing, p2p sharing, and attachments received through spam emails. Once installed, the SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware hijack the system completely and takes the complete control of the browsing activities performed on the targeted PC. Besides that this malicious application also display the pop-up ads of the affiliate websites for the commercial purposes. You will also notice that all your searches redirected towards unknown, and unwanted websites.

The Manual Removal of SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware

Though there are some powerful automatic tools available to get rid of the SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware, but you can also remove this malicious browser hijacker manually. The process of manual removal of this dangerous computer infection is lengthy and consists of the following steps:-

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

Before starting removing this browser hijacker, you have to reboot the system in the safe mode by terminating the normal mode of operation. The safe mode can be started by restarting the PC, and press the F8 key repeatedly to access the boot options. Once the boot options screen is visible on your PC, you have to select the safe mode and hit the enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.

End the Malicious Processes

The next step of this process is ending the processes that are associated with this dangerous browser hijacker. Hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, to access the windows task manager, and once you are able to see the task manager window, you have to choose the Processes tab to see the list of running processes into your computer. You have to delete the following malicious processes before closing the task manager:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Remove the Associated Data

Following are the files that are considered as associated with the SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware and needed to be deleted from the system files folder:-

  • %Desktopdir%\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar.lnk
  • %Programs%\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Open the start menu, select Run, and execute the Regedit command to access the registry editor through which you can remove the following modifications made by this browser hijacker in the windows registry. Once the registry editor accessed, you have to remove the following associated entries of the SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar\DisplayName SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Toolbar
How to Remove SweetPacks Toolbar and SweetIM Adware?

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