Sweetim.com virus is a typical cyber infection that closely relies on browser hijacker helping it to continue redirections to various unwanted domains. Some of these domains are harmless (Search.Sweetim.com is harmless as well), but some of them may be filled with misleading advertisements and pop-up ads offering users to install various programs. Besides, this virus has also been found to alter user's homepage and add its own toolbar. If you have also been suffering from browsing problems associated with the Sweetim.com virus, keep in mind that you should never ignore such issues because they simply notify you about browser hijacker that has managed to infect your PC.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Sweetim.com virus?
Sweetim.com virus comes inside the system after user unnoticeably accepts its installation. In most of the cases, this virus can be downloaded as a component of freeware programs that have their components listed on their license agreement, which is typically failed to read by computer users. After it is downloaded and installed, Sweetim.com virus additionally makes some certain modifications of the browser settings, proxy settings and perhaps even the Hosts file configuration what results in constant redirections. The wort part of this is that user finds it difficult to surf the web in the regular way. If you have also been suffering from that, follow the tips given additionally.
HOW CAN I REMOVE Sweetim.com virus?
In order to remove Sweetim.com virus, follow these steps:
1. Uninstall Sweetim.com, Sweetim Manager, Toolbar and anything what is related to SweetIM from your computer:
Click "Start" -> "Control Panel" -> "Programs and Features" or "Add or Remove Programs". Look for SweetIM entries and click 'Uninstall' to remove them from your computer. Besides, you should uninstall SweetIM for Messenger, SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Update Manager for SweetPacks entries.
2. Remove SweetIM from each of your browsers:
In order to change the homepage, open IE and go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’ -> ‘General’ tab. Click ‘Use default’ or enter the name of the website you would like to start your work with. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
Additionally, go 'Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’. Here, choose the search engine you used before and make it your default search provider. Besides, click on ‘Web Search’ -> ‘Disable suggestions’ to disable SweetIm.
Finally, go 'Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and look for SweetIM related entries, such as SweetIM Toolbar and disable them.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’ -> disable SweetIM, SweetIM Toolbar and similar entries.
Now go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage (you can change it to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page).
Click on the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ -> ‘Options’ -> ‘Basic’ Options and change homepage to google.com
Additionally, click the ‘Manage search engines…’ -> choose ‘Google’ and make it the default search engine.
3. Run a full system scan.
For that, we recommend using STOPzilla or SpyHunter that will help you to detect all infected files on your computer. Before a scan, be sure that these programs are updated and have the full virus data base.
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