SweetPage is a search engine, classified as a browser hijacker, the use of which is not recommended by security experts. SweetPage is created by a company named Wify Technology Limited and functions in a way very similar to other redirects such as Vosteran.Com, Snap.Do or V9 Redirect, etc. SweetPage itself can not damage your system, but it may redirect you to third party advertisements that may expose your computer to advertising content and threats.
Symptoms of SweetPage Redirect:
- Changes the settings of your current browser.
- Alters default homepage and search engine to sweet-page.com.
- May collect information about the user’s browsing habits with the help of cookies.
- May provide collected information to third parties for advertising purposes.
- Displays pop-ups, banner, in-text and various advertisements.
SweetPage – Not That Sweet at All
SweetPage can be downloaded from its official homepage, but it usually comes bundled with freeware and the user may not even notice that it has been installed along with the other applications or programs. Fact is that potentially unwanted programs need the users approval to get in the system, so being more attentive throughout the download and installation process is always a plus.
Upon installation SweetPage modifies the settings of the current browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) and sets sweet-page.com as the default homepage and search engine. SweetPage doesn’t even have its own search provider. The program uses customized Yahoo! search engine instead. Depending on what kind of search you would like to perform, your search results will be delivered by either news.search.yahoo.co, search.yahoo.com, video.search.yahoo.com or images.search.yahoo.com. Despite all efforts to reset the settings of your browser, you may not be able to do so.
SweetPage will start displaying various third party advertisements, pop-ups, banners, etc. SweetPage may also gather information about your browsing habits and search queries for questionable purposes. Browser hijackers are usually installed by free apps and shareware, such as plug-ins, toolbars, etc.They are used for personal profit, generating traffic to webpages that often obtain personal data. In order to avoid the installation of potentially unwanted or malicious applications, always pay attention to each step of the installation process. Sometimes a simple click on the “I accept” button is enough to let the threat in. The “advanced” or “custom” installation options often expose the presence of an eventually unwanted application.
How to Remove SweetPage from Your PC?
Removing SweetPage from your computer is advised by PC professionals, because sometimes seemingly harmful programs may lead to more serious threats. In case you don’t feel comfortable or experienced enough to approach the issue manually, it is always recommended to run a trustworthy and legit anti-malware program.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.