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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker
Step 2: Uninstall SweetPage Browser Hijacker and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by SweetPage Browser Hijacker on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by SweetPage Browser Hijacker there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SweetPage Browser Hijacker and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the SweetPage Browser Hijacker will be removed.
Eliminate SweetPage Browser Hijacker from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.