Different sources provide different information on Adware.SweetIM. Although in most resources the adware is not considered as a virus or does not cause any threat but, according to the information found, it seems that Adware.SweetIM is a perfect opportunity to find the way for more dangerous malware into the targeted system.
Adware.SweetIM is mostly installed without the permission and consent of the user. This is the first thing that makes the app suspicious. Together with its search function, it provides the search results for paid advertisers (acts in a similar way as a rogue antivirus application which keeps changing the search results of Google or Yahoo).
In addition, once Adware.SweetIM is installed, you get a third-part utility bar to your web browser, as well as the homepage of your browser is automatically changed – it does not even ask about the permission to perform this action. It was also observed that in case Adware.SweetIM is installed, your tracking habits will be under screen.
Many computer users have also complained about the difficulties they face while removing Adware.SweetIM from their machines. Remember some of the main factors on this adware and its installation file.
The installation file SweetIM.exe is usually located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" which is a legitimate place for any application. It is known that file sizes vary according to the operating system you are using: on Windows7 or Windows XP, the file size can be one of the following: 111,928 bytes, 40,960 bytes, 73,840 bytes, 103,712 bytes, 102,512 bytes, 57,344 bytes, 259,384 bytes, or 106,496 bytes.
Besides, it was observed that other executable files, related to Adware.SweetIM are mostly detected as being dangerous: crrss.exe, xmxt.exe, xqfaji.exe, and others.
In order to keep all the data on your personal computer safe, we advise you to remove Adware.SweetIM, especially if it was installed to your computer without your knowledge or consent. Use a legitimate antimalware tool to perform this action.
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Cant change my homepage
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission