Hijacked by sweetsearch.com? How to uninstall sweetsearch.com (Sweet Search )

My IE browser keeps redirecting to sweetsearch.com, why? What is Sweet Search? I never install this program, why it stays on my search box? I have tried many ways to uninstall it but seem no good luck. Thereis a step-by-step guide to get rid of from your browser.

How to uninstall sweetsearch.com (Sweet Search)

sweetsearch.com (Sweet Search) is known as a misleading search engine, and also is regard as the browser hijacker by some security experts. There are many users claim that this is an unwanted and useless program which has caused various issues to daily using computers. Sweetsearch.com is a browser add-on published by Duclinea Media, Inc. which states that this program will help them get outstanding information by using this search engine. Most users of this search engine are students who want to find more information to perfect their homework. It also states that Sweetsearch.com also used by research experts, librarians, and teachers. However, this program cannot do such things like its statement. 

One of symptoms is that this virus will change the settings of homepage and default search, as well as the DNS, dll settings. After those changes happening, it results into redirecting things all the time whenever you open a new websites or tab a new search. It means that your homepage will keep redirecting to sweetsearch.com or related websites, and you cannot know how this happen at all. So weetsearch.com should be removed from your browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. The other symptom is that this virus will display annoy ads or malicious links. Those ads or links are some related to the weetsearch.com, which will be control by the hackers or the third-party servers who want to gain profits by promoting those ads or links. Once visitors visit those ads or links, websites, those hackers try to persuade them to download some software. In addition, some additional programs will install randomly on the target computer without victims permission. In this case, more malicious will enter into the compromised system, and the hackers also can handle the compromised system, such as scanning the important data, collect the privacy information, record the visiting history. Based on the motional symptoms, we highly recommended removing this virus from your computer.

 Screenshot of sweetsearch.com


What harms does sweetsearch.com (Sweet Search) do?

a.Unfamiliar and questionable advertisements and fake alerts keep popping up on your screen.
b. Your PC system performance is too poor and your system works extremely slowly like a snail.
c. Once compromised, your PC makes for frequent freezing and system crash.
d. Unwanted malicious applications run in your PC.
e. All your search results specified by Google Chrome are redirected to unwanted and irritating ones.

Guide to remove sweetsearch.com manually step by step

Step one-you should start its removal by looking for its entries on Add/Remove Programs list. For that follow these steps:
1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
2. Look for Sweet Search and similar unknown entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
3. Click OK to save the changes.

Finally, fix each of your browsers with a help of these steps:

Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall Sweet Search and other entries that may be unknown for you.
2.  Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.
Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find Sweet Search and other unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:
1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions. Here, look for Sweet Search extension and get rid of it by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
2. Click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to Google or other. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.

Step two -Remove these associated Files on your hard drive such as:

%Drive%:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\E_N4\shell.fne
%Drive%:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\E_N4\spec.fne
%Drive%:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\[randomfilename].lnk

Step three- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)

Step four-Restart your computer normally to check whether there is still redirection while browsing.

In the end, please keep in mind that sweetsearch.com (Sweet Search) is a foxy and stubborn hijack browser virus, if you want to remove it completely from your attacked computer, you should find out all related files and register referred to this virus, any mistake will cause your system files missing and clash your computer down. So please contact an Online Computer Expert here for help.

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