October 24, 2014

How to uninstall Sweetpacks toolbar virus

Sweetpacks toolbar is a very nasty and stubborn browser application that will occupy your web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet explorer or Opera. Once unluckily your system has got Sweetpacks toolbar malware, it will alter your homepage and search settings without your wish and causes websites to redirect to Sweetpacks search engine. In other common problems, Sweetpacks toolbar virus will bring a lot of unwanted advertisements/commercials that may pop-up on your screen constantly, it will consume your system resources which results into super slow computer performance and even system or browser crashes. Another reason why you should remove Sweetpacks toolbar malware is its spying activities, this nasty application will track your web interests and collects personal information. However, you can get rid of Sweetpacks toolbar malware and problems associated with it by uninstalling this program.

Common Symptoms of Sweetpacks toolbar infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Sweetpacks toolbar

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Sweetpacks toolbar if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Sweetpacks toolbar if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Sweetpacks toolbar and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Sweetpacks toolbar manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Sweetpacks toolbar in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

Sweetpacks toolbar virus removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman