My browser has been hijacked by Sweetpacks-search.com virus but I don’t know how to get rid of it. Usually, I cleaned some cookies and history records on my browser when my browser ran slowly and if there were some fishing web sites. However, this time I can’t get rid of the redirect virus even if I tried whatever I did in usual. How can I clean the virus so that my browser can work as usual? I need some help!
How to Clean or Remove Sweetpacks-search.com Virus?
Sweetpacks-search.com is a risky browser hijack virus which pretends as search engine web site to attract people click the ads or use the search bar to search something on that page. It’s a very simple web site just like google.com. You can see a similar search bar in the center. You can even enter keywords to search something. However, the search results are delicately designed. Those “search results” will redirect you to some very malicious web sites which paid money to Sweetpacks-search.com for advertising. So the search results are not real as what you want. If you click those search results, you are very likely to getting some other viruses. It can make your browser in very dangerous condition. For example, to reduce the level of your browser security. In this situation, some kind of virus or malware can invade into your computer to steal personal information such as credit card number if you use your card to pay online. Of course, it can also steal your personal files in your computer. Some people may be stuck in worse condition, for example, some personal files can be encrypted and you can never decrypt them easily. What is worse, you may not be able to open then forever!
Generally speaking, you may get this virus when you visit some web site. You must know that when you visit some web sites, a window will pop up asking you that if you want to set this web site as your homepage. If you don’t want, you will click no of course. However, some people may not be aware of this window and clicked yes carelessly. Once you give Sweetpacks-search.com an opportunity to become your homepage, you also give it a chance to hijack your browser. Of course, some other malicious can hijack your browser as long as you visit them . So, don’t think all web sites are safe to visit nor consider that all files are safe to open. Before you visit a web site, please be aware that it’s completely safe. Now that anti-virus programs can’t remove this browser hijack virus at this moment, manual removal is the only effective solution to get rid of it. You can read the instructions below in details to remove the virus manually. Never leave this browser hijack virus in your computer for long time once you find it. Don’t think it’s just a tinny virus, it’s power is strong that beyond your imagination!
A Snapshot of Sweetpacks-search.com Virus
How To Manually Remove Sweetpacks-search Virus in Several Steps
Tips: Before you start to remove Sweetpacks-search.com, you should be aware that the whole process includes setting files or folders’ view, removing all the files related to the virus, deleting risky registry files and repair registry files, re-set some basic configurations of the whole operating system to improve the security level. The real difficult part is to identify the files of the virus since the files would be randomly named. Any mistake may cause errors or data loss. This requires complicated knowledge in IT filed. If you are not confident, contacting an expert for help is the best choice.
Step1:Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to open the Task Manager. And find some strange processes that associating the Sweetpacks-search.com virus. Since the virus can change its files’ names constantly, the processes may be randomly named as well.
Step2:The Operating System of your computer will hide some folders or files as its default settings. In order to find out all the files of Sweetpacks-search.com virus, you will need to do some basic steps to show the hidden files. Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK:
Step3: After you removed all the files of Sweetpacks-search.com virus, you will still need to remove or modify the related registry files, otherwise, the removed files will be generated automatically later again. To do this, you need to click Start menu, then in the search bar, type regedit and press Enter key, then you will open the Registry Editor program:
KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS NT/(randomly named)
KEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS NT/(randomly named)
Step4: Remove all the files of the Sweetpacks-search.com virus. The files need to be identified according to the registry files you just modified or deleted.
A Video Guides You More Clearly to Remove the Sweetpacks-search.com Virus in Details:
Summary: Sweetpacks-search.com Virus is very risky which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Sweetpacks-search.com Virus, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Kindly Reminder: If you have tried many methods but still can’t remove Sweetpacks-search.com virus, to save your computer, please contact YooSecurity experts 24/7 online in time for assistance.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on October 26, 2013 3:08 am