Sweetpacks Hijackers - How to remove?
What is Sweetpacks Hijackers?
Sweetpacks is a selection of products such as SweetIM, Video Converter, GamePacks and SweetPCFix. All of them can be installed as browser add-ons. Each toolbar offers different functionalities, for example, SweetIM includes emoticons, animations, winks and sound FX for any mood, season or occasion which makes ones communication online funnier. Even though the add-ons might seem useful and have additional functionality, as they are free of charge, together with them unwanted changes are made to a computer as well. One having Sweetpacks products has to bear redirections to home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com as well as pop-up and in-text advertisements.
These two are obvious changes caused by Sweetpacks hijackers. An infected computer’s home page, default search engine and New Tab pages are replaced with those promoted by the company, for example, mysearch.sweetpacks.com. But not many know that having anything from Sweetpacks installed also means that your Internet browsing history is monitored. The information collected is later used for displaying of targeted advertisements or for marketing campaigns. Moreover, the search results you are provided with are not those of Google even though a customized version of this search engine is being used and you might see Google logo when searching for images. Usually adware companies tend to mix promoted links with the actual results this way making the user to click on the advertised website. More clicks mean more money for Sweetpacks adware creators.
Only having all the information about Sweetpacks products you should decide if the benefits they offer overcome the annoying features. Please note, the toolbars are not related to malware directly yet having them increases a risk of virus attacks. Some of ads might be malicious or lead to corrupted websites and one might click on such an ad accidentally this way infecting her computer. We recommend removing Sweetpacks toolbars, especially if you did not install any of them intentionally. This is a very common case when one gets the add-on bundled with other software even though she did not plan using it beforehand.
Although it is possible to remove Sweetpacks manually, we advise using special removal tools such as Spyhunter to ensure that all of the unwanted applications are gone. If you choose a manual removal option, make sure you uninstall all unfamiliar applications from Control Panel Add and Remove Programs These should be installed on the same day. You should also remove any unknown browser extensions from Internet browsers that are added to your computer. The last but not least important thing to do is to scan your computer with antivirus program because it might be your system got infected with malware while having redirections to home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com. Spyhunter will do all these steps including scanning for any malicious entries automatically. There are other tools available as well but before installing any of them investigate if it has adware and browser hijackers’ removal function.