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What is SweetIM.exe?

SweetIM.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SweetIM.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SweetIM.exe file information

The process known as SweetIM Instant Messenger Enhancer or SweetIM MSN Messenger Enhancer belongs to software MacroGaming SweetIM or SweetIM for Messenger by MacroGaming LTD (www.sweetim.com) or SweetIM Technologies (www.sweetim.com).

Description: SweetIM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SweetIM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 40,960 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 111,928 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sweetim.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The process can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. SweetIM.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using SweetIM.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > SweetIM for Messenger or Macrogaming SweetIM)
  2) visit the www.sweetim.com website
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify SweetIM.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SweetIM.exe. Therefore, you should check the SweetIM.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

SweetIM deinstallieren

  preuss   (further information)
Computer continually crashes; showed up via Ad Aware scan. Appears via Ad-aware Virus Scan
Tippe in deinen Browser "about:config" und dann gib in der suchleiste "sweet" ein und alles was dann aufgelistet wird und mit dem scheiss sweetim zu tun hat musste dann zur├╝cksetzen!
malware takes control of browser
SweetIM in vielen DL Quellen verseucht!
je kunt hem uitschakelen
Crap Search hiding extensive spyware-malware open door.
  Mark Stewart   (further information)
SweetIm entpuppte sich bei mir als Malware wie bei tatti, Konnte ihn aber einfach in der Systemsteuerung entfernen. Ansonsten helfen Hijack This und Spybot Search and Destroy.
I removed it using the control panel, tried to add it again and have not been able to with the error message: unable to extract CIS files
asks me to scan for additional details. and to download AV security software to fix it. shows up as a trojan virus on my pc. appeared randomly. after restarting pc it asked to start up using think point(?). calls it a "Safe Start Up".
Lavasoft Adaware blocks the process as adware
It is a Backdoor
It's a nuisance and I am trying to remove it but cannot
  Hilary Bates  
I completley removed SweetIM by running spybot in safe mode
Runs in background - use Taskmanager to kill all instances. Breeches Windows Firewall - delete from rules. Uninstall using windows Programs and Features function. Use Regedit to search for "sweet"am
Not honest. Lie about what there program will do.
  David Drotos  
SweetIM installed unanounced and unasked for. It then took control of all my browsers, and changed my home page without asking. Everytime I start a browser I get superfluous and annoying advertising blocking my browsing. Uninstalling SweetIM did no good. I had to remove it with Spybot. All these activities are viral.
  Terrence Dunn  
It's rubbish malware which doesn't uninstall properly from control panel. Very unsafe!
  A Bicee  
It changes your homepage without you asking and is most likely adware.
When I was downloading something, it asked me whether I wanted to install sweetim, and I decided what the heck, it doesn't look that bad. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case, and sweetim replaces your homepage with it's own, crappy search engine. In short,do not download Sweetim!
This installed it self on Windows 7 and then hijacked browser and security settings to almost stoppping the running of my laptop.....remove by spybot
Hard to uninstall, change your search engine
It is a backdoor trojan from a notorious Russian hacker collective.
  George McDowell  
It appeared in browser windows, and computer started running slow. It froze Adobe connect when i am teaching on line. I uninstalled, but it is still there in Chrome now. I plan to follow guides for removal of all files. I dont know how it got there, probably with firefox which i was trying couple days ago. its full of advertising on its pseudo search page. When i click new tap, up comes their search page with mad ads, most annoying!!! I'm running 64 bit windows 7 HP G62 laptop.
it is a dangerous
  shakeel ul rehman  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SweetIM.exe: based on 83 votes with 26 user comments.
10 users think SweetIM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 21 users suspect danger. 42 users think SweetIM.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade SweetIM.exe ("not sure about it").

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