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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins


Sweetpacks is a browser extension which is better known by the name SweetIM. It is possible that the application has been dropped onto your browsers and your operating system after installing freeware; however, you can also download it from The source promotes the add-on as a tool which can offer you free emoticons and smileys for your email and instant messengers. Are you thinking about downloading this browser extension? We do not recommend this. Has it already been attached to all of the existing browsers? Then continue reading to find out how you should delete Sweetpacks and why its removal is important for your own virtual security.

It has been discovered that Sweetpacks can download secondary applications (e.g. DealPly) and can reconfigure browser settings. Is this initiated without your consent? It is not, and you can choose to leave the settings as they were before downloading the suspicious application. Despite this, you should not only pay attention to the presented installation wizard but also take a good look at the Privacy Policy statements, some of which are presented below.

The Company uses the services of a third party company to help it measure the effectiveness of its advertising and how visitors use Software.

To do this, the Company uses Web beacons and cookies provided by a third party company.

The fact that the company may collect information about your virtual activity using cookies is concerning enough; however, it is most important to stay cautious about the third parties and their intentions. It is possible that Sweetpacks affiliates are related to malignant activity, in which case you could be presented with pop-up ads and filtered results leading you to malware infiltration or virtual schemes. Even though this is just a possibility, you should be cautious about it. Overall, it is recommended that you remove Sweetpacks from your browsers as soon as possible.

How to delete Sweetpacks manually From PC?

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select SweetIM Bundle (and DealPly) and click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and click Uninstall.

Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI start screen and right-click on the background.
  2. Select All apps and click Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the program you want to delete, right-click it and select Uninstall.

Remove from your browsers

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch a browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and click on the General tab.
  3. Delete/overwrite the Home Page ( and click OK.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and this time select Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Toolbars and Extensions from the menu on the left.
  6. Locate the unwanted extensions (DealPly and SweetPacks Toolbar) and select Disable.
  7. Click Search Providers from the menu on the left.
  8. Find the unwanted provider and select Remove. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch a browser and simultaneously tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox and affirm the choice.
  4. Select Finish.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch a browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted extension, click the recycle bin icon and select Remove.
  4. From the menu on the left click Settings.
  5. Go to On Startup and mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages, then delete/overwrite the provided URL and click OK.
  7. Go to Appearance, mark Show Home button and click Change.
  8. Delete/overwrite the provided home page and click OK.
  9. Go to Search, click Manage search engines and click X to remove the unwanted search provider. Click OK.
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