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Remove search.sweetim.com search (Uninstall guide)

Question

When i open my Internet Explorer keeps popups up search.sweetim.com, I want to stop popping up search.sweetim.com, actually it has hijacked my all browsers expect safari, my google chrome, firefox, and internet explorer has been infected by search.sweetim.com. Please help me to get rid of search.sweetim.com completely remove from my computer.

Remove search.sweetim.com Removal guide
search.sweetim.com Removal guide

Solved Answer

Search.sweetim.com is an adware program, once it is installed into your computer, it never wants to go easily from your computer because if you found a entry of sweetim.com into control panel and you have installed it however that process never gives your all browser setting as like before, if you want to change your homepage from internet options it is never wants to change it, After search.sweetim.com is act like virus.

Here, you will get step by step instructions to get rid of search.sweetim.com virus, so please follow below instructions to stop search.sweetim.com.

Steps

1. Uninstall search.sweetim.com from computer

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel and go to Add/Remove Programs(XP) or Program and Features. Now find out and uninstall the following programs. (if any installed)
  • search.sweetim
  • WebCake 3.0
  • Yealt
  • LyricsContainer
  • VideoSaver
  • AddLyrics,
  • LessTabs
  • TidyNetwork.com
  • DownloadTerms 1.0
  • Yontoo

2. To Remove search.sweetim.com from Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.search.sweetim.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Now Restart Internet explorer

Remove search.sweetim.com from registry

  • Click on Start and type Run and then type “REGEDIT” in the run box and then hit enter
  • In the registry editor go to Edit menu and then click on find option, you will get edit box to search any string to registry editor
  • Type in the find edit box “search.sweetim.com” and click on Find Next
  • The search result will highlighted that key which have the same string
  • Edit that key and change the “search.sweetim.com” string to “google.com
  • Use F3 key to find Next, Replace all them to “google.com”
  • Then Restart the internet explorer

Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet explorer and then go the Tools menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar), you can also click on gear icon in IE9/IE10 then go to Internet option.
  • Once you clicked on Internet option you will get an internet option window.
  • Now you have to click on Advanced tab. then click on Restore Advance Setting button once and then click on RESET button
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation to get it done reset process, Tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button
  • Now you will appear a popup to complete all the tasks, after completion you have to click on close button.

3. To Remove search.sweetim.com from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under Startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.search.sweetim.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Remove search.sweetim.com from Firefox configuration file.

  • In the Firefox type this command in the address bar “about:config” and then hit enter to open this page
  • After that you will get a page which is asking for permission to open config page that confirm that please use it carefully so please click on button named as “I’ll be carefully, I promise“.
  • Now you will a configuration page with search option on the top, so please type “search.sweetim.com” into search bar, you will get the result.
  • Replace all the string from “search.sweetim” to “google
    In the search result do double click on the all entries (related to search.sweetim.com) one by one, and change them to “google.com”
  • You can Right click on found results one by one and choose RESET option.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open “Troubleshooting information” page into Firefox.
  • Open Firefox and then go the Help menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information”, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option, It will take time to reset

 

4. To Remove search.sweetim.com from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on Settings icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), Under this menu find out and click on Settings after clicking on that you will appear a configuration page.
  • In the same configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on Set Pages, here you will appear the bunch of URL (Set pages), you have to delete all them and enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
  • In the same configuration page find out the option named as ‘Manage search engines’ click on that, then you will get a page as Default search engine settings, here you will get some bunch of search engines, first of all change your default search engine
  • Find out the google search engine and move your mouse pointer to their right side, here you will get 2 options.
    • 1. Make Default
    • 2. Close button “x” to delete the search engine.
  • Make default your google search engine, and delete all other than, one by one

Change homepage from Google chrome preferences file

  • Change home page from “preferences” file , open this file in plain text format (notepad) and change these following entries to default stage.
  • You can find “preferences” file from below locations.
  • Windows XP
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Windows 7, 8, Vista
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Default value is:
    “homepage”: “http://www.google.com/”,
    “homepage_is_newtabpage”: true,

Reset Google Chrome

  • Close all Google Chrome browser
  • Now open this following path
    • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) , then you will get Run box.
    • Copy and Paste this following command in this Run box then hit Enter or OK
  • Windows XP
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Windows 7, 8, Vista
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • In the default folder please find a file named as “Preferences“ and now just need to rename this file from “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“
  • Now Start your Google chrome.

5. To remove search.sweetim.com registry entries with Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from your computer, please follow the steps.

1. Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner.exe

2. Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe)

3. Then you will see a Adwcleaner program and you will 3 button in the bottom, Search, Delete, Uninstall
4. First please click on search (as shown in below screenshot)

adware cleaner

4. Once you click on search it will take some time, after that a notepad file will automatically open which is shows that the software found how many adwares. (as shown in below screenshot)

adware found

5. Now leave this notepad as it is and click on Delete button on the Adwcleaner program. (as shown in below screenshot)

How to delete adware6. Now after deletion process done, your computer will restart automatically. (as shown in below screenshot)

Clean computer from adware

7. After computer restarted a notepad automatically will appear which is shows you the report of adware deleted or failed. (as shown in below screenshot)

adware Deleted from your computer

8. Please close that notepad and run the adwcleaner once more and then now click on uninstall to uninstall Adwcleaner from your computer.

6. To remove search.sweetim.com with Malwarebytes.

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes.exe

How to use malwarebytes

How to use malwarebytes

2. Update online Virus Defination

How to use malwarebytesHow to use malwarebytes

3. Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

4. When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

5. After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

How to use malwarebytes

More info about Swetim.com

Swetim.com toolbar is a browser hijacker and an unwanted application, which is created by cyber criminals and that would be entered in your computer through free downloading and free software packages. This type of browser hijacker is harmful for you browsers registry.

Swetim.com is a homepage redirect virus, it can change your browser homepage to sweetIm.com or many other malicious websites. This type of browser hijacker can controls all popular browser including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc. It can change all browsers setting like change default browser, disable Task Manager, change proxy setting etc.

Many advertisement and popups are displayed with search result. Swetim.com can steal your all important data from your computer even  including your username and password. You should remove SwetIm.com immediately, In order to remove swetIm.com homepage redirect virus you have to carefully read this article and follow mentioned steps carefully.

Activities of  SwetIm.com

  • Computer and Internet speed become very slow than usual.

  • Many unwanted and unknown application & advertisement automatically pops-up.

  • Can’t change you homepage SwetIm.com.

  • Unwanted Plugins are automatically attached with browsers without your knowledge.

  • It can change your all browsers setting such as change default search engine, homepage, etc.

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This post was last updated on:2013-07-17 | First Published:2013-07-17

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  1. good job
    clean all hiding program and give me clean ie,nice

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