Why remove Sweetpacks and what it does?
While I was in my Add/Remove Programs window to remove a program(who's Trial period had expired ;) ), I noticed some strange programs called SweetIM, Sweetpacks toolbar and their (too much sweet) updater!
That made me suspicious about these programs. Probably it is a spyware, or some adware kinda toolbar program that is too sick!
I simply uninstalled them from there. As I always use Google Chrome as my default browser, I opened Firefox and Internet Explorer to check if that sweet thing was causing any diabetes to these. As expected, even after uninstalling them from programs list, the programs were still running in both of these browsers. The Sweetpacks toolbar doesn't know how to get uninstalled simply i guess. Well, Sweetpacks toolbar is sick, so we have to manually remove it from wherever it gets located.
Also, the Sweetpacks or Sweetpack Browser Updater belongs to the same family, so I recommend removing it too to save your PC.
Steps to Remove Sweetpacks
Here's how to remove it:1. In Firefox, press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-On tab will open.
2. On left side of the page, select "Extensions" and it will list all extensions installed in Firefox.
3. Select Remove in front of "Sweetpacks toolbar for Firefox bla bla "
4. Uninstall all related garbage!
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For Google Chrome, remove it from Extensions and from Search Engines. For that:
1. Go to wrench menu (Top-right settings)
2. Click Extensions and remove sweetpacks.
I recommend using Spybot- Search and Destroy to remove any left-over things of Sweetpacks, and also any other malware in your system. It is free, and a great tool for your system to remain secure.
And I think the program got itself installed when I may have been installing some other program in which it was bundled. Most probably, it might have also been promoted using facebook. That's why we should never click any suspicious link on internet.
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It might be interfering with your facebook interface and facebook chat, so just get rid of it by removing it from your browser. In case you still can not remove it, just let me know, I will be happy to help.
UPDATE: To remove Regisry entries of Sweetpacks or SweetIM (10 Oct '12)I just came across a blog according to which all registry entries of Sweetpacks should also be removed. Hence, I would like to suggest you to visit this post to clear registry entries of SweetpacksIM.
Here's the link to that post.