SweetPacks adware - how to remove redirects to home.sweetim.com and search.sweetpacks.com?
Sweetpacks is a developer of browser add-ons. This company has created many popular browser extensions which enhance users Internet browsing experience by adding emoticons, let's users play premium games for free, corrects spelling mistakes, converts videos etc. Some of the names of their browser plug-ins: Ginger, GamePacks, SweetIM, VideoConverter, SweetIM for FaceBook. Notice that on their own these browser extensions are not related to malware of virus infections however these browser add-ons causes redirect and unwanted ads issues. To monetize incoming web traffic sweetpacks add-ons changes the homepage and default search engine of user's Internet browsers to home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com, furthermore their plug-ins comes bundled with DealPly and PriceGong adware.
While computer users have an option to opt-out the changes made to their Internet browser settings, most commonly users doesn't pay close attention to the installation steps and unwillingly installs unwanted additional browser add-ons and allows to make changes to their Internet browsers. While sweetpacks browser extensions are useful their deceptive monetization methods (redirects, bundled adware) makes these add-ons unwanted applications.
Sweetpacks browser add-ons are not related to maware of virus infections however because of redirects to search.sweetpacks.com, home.sweetim.com and installation of additional browser add-ons these plug-ins can be called adware. Notice that these browser extensions can be downloaded from their homepage or they can come bundled with freeware downloaded from the Internet. To avoid installation of unwanted browser extensions Internet users should be careful when installing free software downloaded from the Internet. Closely inspect every installation window of free software and disallow any changes to be made to your Internet browsers. If you feel that sweetpacks browser extensions were installed on your computer without your consent your can use the provided removal guide to eliminate redirect and unwanted ads issues.
SweetPacks adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for SweetPacks LTD, DealPly, SweetIM and PriceGong. related entries. Examples: "DealPly, Free Ride Games Player, Ginger, Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks, PriceGong, SweetIM for Messenger, Sweetpacks Bundle Uninstaller, Update Manager for SweetPacks, Video Converter" select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for SweetPacks LTD, DealPly, SweetIM and PriceGong related entries. Examples: "DealPly, Free Ride Games Player, Ginger, Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks, PriceGong, SweetIM for Messenger, Sweetpacks Bundle Uninstaller, Update Manager for SweetPacks, Video Converter" select these entries and click Remove.
After uninstalling SweetPacks adware scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
SweetPacks adware removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove SweetPacks adware from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for SweetIM, PriceGong and DealPly related entries (DealPly, Ginger Grammar and Spell Checker, Shopping Assistant Plugin, SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer, SweetPacks Browser Helper) and disable them. To change your homepage from home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue having problems with redirects to this website you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove SweetPacks adware from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate these entries: "Ginger, PriceGong, DealPly, SweetPacks Chrome Extension" select them and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove Sweetpacks adware from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable these add-ons: "DealPly, Ginger, PiceGong SweetPacks Toolbar for FireFox". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove home.sweetim.com or search.sweetpacks.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue having problems with redirects to this website you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.