SweetIM Search

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A very basic description of SweetIM browser extension and the impact of installation on your computer.

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SweetIM Search

  1. 1. SweetIM Search Removal Deceptive search engine http://www.411-spyware.com
  2. 2. General information● Browser extension● Changes default browser settings● Redirects to affiliated websites● Can be related to malware● Recommended to remove SweatIM Search http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-adware-sweetim
  3. 3. SweetIM Search is not a Virus!● Browser extension is a virus● Can be exploited by a third party● Is not malicious itself● But can be responsible for distributing malware http://www.411-spyware.com
  4. 4. Origins of SweetIM Search● Distributed by sweetpacks.com● Can arrive bundled with other freeware● Be cautious of video players and downloader applications● Sometimes might be associated with Babylon Toolbar http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-adware-sweetim
  5. 5. Forceful redirection● Default setup changes home page and search engine settings● Home page is changed to search.sweetim.com● Users searches are redirected via search.sweetim.com http://www.411-spyware.com
  6. 6. Dangers behind redirection● SweetIM Search can redirect to corrupted websites● You cannot perform a decent search● Corrupted websites might contain malware● Malicious infections are imminent● Lowered computer security level http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-adware-sweetim
  7. 7. Ways to remove SweetIM Search● Manual removal – following the instructions displayed on the official website: remove SweetIM Search via Control Panel, terminate browser extensions, restore default browser settings.● Automatic removal – antimalware program remove SweetIM Search automatically http://www.411-spyware.com
  8. 8. Drawbacks of manual removal● Malicious files overlooked● Commercial ads keep on popping up● Search redirection continues FULL SYSTEM SCAN IS NECESSARY http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-adware-sweetim
  9. 9. Advantages of Automatic SweetIM Search Removal● Browser default settings restored automatically● System is scanned for any other possible infections● Depending on your antivirus program, corrupted websites are blocked http://www.411-spyware.com
  10. 10. Advantages of Automatic SweetIM Search Removal● Browser default settings restored automatically● System is scanned for any other possible infections● Depending on your antivirus program, corrupted websites are blocked http://www.411-spyware.com

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