Sweetim.com virus is a typical potentially unwanted program (PUP), which can infiltrate computers in a bundle with other free downloads. Once it does that, it starts what it was created for - promoting various unknown domains that are related to it. Some of these domains are harmless (Search.Sweetim.com is harmless as well), but some of them may be filled with misleading advertisements and notifications that keep offering for PC users to use different discounts, install various programs or simply watch something for free. Of course, you should stay away from such sites and leave them ASAP. The clearest sign that sweetim.com virus has infiltrated your computer, is the changes in your homepage and default search engine. If you noticed that each of your search sessions are associated with the Sweetim.com, you should check your PC with updated anti-spyware.
Sweetim.com virus can infiltrate the target PC system unnoticed. In fact, people accept with its installation when they don't pay enough attention to freeware's installation process. In order to avoid that, you should always choose a custom or advanced installation method and uncheck these checkboxes that say that you agree to install sweetim or other free additions. If you failed to do that, you may soon find Sweetim.com instead of your start page or default search engine. This virus may also initiate modifications in the proxy settings and even the Hosts file. The wort part of this is difficulties when trying to surf the web in a regular way.
In order to remove Sweetim.com virus, follow these steps:
You can remove Sweetim.com automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Sweetim.com and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Sweetim.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Sweetim.com from Windows shortcuts
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
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Information added: 09/07/14 23:48;
information updated: 09/07/14 23:48