PUP.Optional.Sweetpacks is adware. Also called SweetIM Messenger, it installs the Sweetpacks browser toolbar and changes the default or user-defined values for homepage and search page to start[dot]sweetpacks[dot]com and mysearch[dot]sweetpacks[dot]com, respectively.
This PUP arrives on a system bundled with other programs.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.SweetPacks by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SweetPacks without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example, to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects to the Internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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