Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to Get rid of Start.sweetpacks.com Browser Hijacker Virus

Browser is the most important tool to surf the internet. You can review daily news and watch online videos. Even some funny games are developed on the browser platform. No need to stress the importance of browser. But good things may never come twice, bad guys like to utilize browser platform as well. The result of that is Browser Hijacker. We would like to review one popular browser hijacker: Start.sweetpacks.com.

Screenshot of Start.sweetpacks.com Browser Malware


Basic Information about Start.sweetpacks.com

Start.sweetpacks.com is classified as one malicious browser hijacker, one kind of browser viruses.

Start.sweetpacks.com may have familiar interface as Google or Bing has, but we need to point out that it’s a fake one. It doesn’t have legit search engine server at all. With that suspicious-looking interface, Start.sweetpacks.com pretends to be newly-born search engine. We did experiments on it, found out that you won’t get accurate searching results at all. Those search results are nonsense for most of the time. It might provide you misleading searching results sometimes, that will lead you to fishing websites or virus download points. You computer may get infected with Trojan, Worm and Ransomware, all of those viruses will seriously damage your computer and affect your daily life. We had one report from customers claimed that his banking info was compromised not long after he got Start.sweetpacks.com browser hijacker virus. That is one vivid example of Backdoor Trojan brought by Start.sweetpacks.com. Cyber criminals will have the ability to watch your computer and steal your personal information including money.


As the story goes on, you maybe wondering now: why didn’t my antivirus report me of Start.sweetpacks.com malware? Well, browser hijacker is the kind of virus that won’t be spotted by antivirus. It will disguise itself as normal browser files, antivirus scan will pass those files easily. In fact, there isn’t one auto-tool that can remove Start.sweetpacks.com browser hijacker properly.


It’s highly recommended that your remove Start.sweetpacks.com browser hijacker as soon as possible. If you can’t proceed the removal work yourself, we suggest that you contact Tee Support Service Center for professional help.

Infection Symptoms

1). Your default browser settings will be modified, your homepage is Start.sweetpacks.com or some other unknown websites.
2). You may have redirect problems when you try to use the internet normally.
3). Computer performance slows down, antivirus may detect viruses.
4). Have pop-up advertisements or security warnings on your screen.

Manual Milestone for Start.sweetpacks.com Browser Hijacker

Step 1: Reset browser connection settings. (Take IE as example)

Open Internet Explorer >> Click on Tools >> Click on Internet Options >> In the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab >> Then click on the LAN settings button>> Uncheck the check box labeled “Use a proxy server for your LAN” under the Proxy Server section and press OK.

Step 2: Open “My Computer”, search and delete following infected files.

C:\Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$3c42eb883e76c42fe757e3ec8d556822\U
%Appdata%\Local\random.exe
%AllUserProfile%\Desktop\random.lnk

Step 3: Open your Registry Editor, search and delete following entries.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM]"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[RANDOM]

Learn to Remove Browser Hijacker by Watching this Video


Sufficient computer skills will be required in dealing with Start.sweetpacks.com Browser Hijacker. Any wrong move in dealing with processes, .dll files and registry entries may lead to mistake damaging your system, so please be careful during the manual removal operation. If you cannot proceed by yourself, you can start a live chat with Tee Support Online Experts for professional help. 


2 comments:

  1. Coming from a non-tech savvy person your directions are very confusing. You say to to delete or remove a file but you dont say exactly how, you just assume the person knows what they are doing. Could you please clarify in detail how to remove?

    Thank you!

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