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SweetIM - the best place to get free animated emoticons winks and smileys for MSN, AIM, Yahoo and ICQ messenger. Download free emoticons, smileys, glitters and ecards for your instant messages. Sweetim offers you free toolbar with thousands of smiles and animated emoticons.Site owners click here
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It claims to make chatting more fun by getting their smileys but instead, it will download Potentially unwanted programs and viruses on your system. It will also hijack your browser, because it will install its toolbar and change your browser's homepage. And also it is very hard to remove it.
Claims to offer smileys, but it actually gives you malware and adware, and it's pretty hard to remove. Avoid this website at all costs.
This site will claim to give you "smileys" but actually is containing a crap ton of malware. Stay away
Downloads Browser Hijacker with fake Bing toolbar which redirects to SweetIM's Sweetpack - Malicious Website. Avoid.
free smileys? no spy or adware? then why does it need to install itself into a *browser*? Have you ever needed to include a smiley icon in your browser window? free smileys are images, not EXEcutables
a .ZIP archive would be "free smileys."
This is a fraudulent site commonly led to by banner ads within the webpages that frequently target children. This site takes up the same practice as other such sites that promise the usage of these "cool smileys", such that adware, spyware, trojan horses and other nasties are bundled inside the package containing the smileys which the site deals out to customers. If anything, users who despise this kind of intrusion on their privacy should try getting a gecko-based browser (like Firefox or Opera) with the add-ons by name AdBlock plus and NoScript to stop this site's ads (and ads in general, as they are the tools that scammers use to get traffic going over to their sites) from coming up on your webpages.
This program and all its descendents (browser add-ins etc) are badly programmed and prove to be removable only by hacking the registry and diving deep into hidden folders with unrecognisable (encoded) directories. Only malicious software (or software with malicious intentions) does so much trouble hiding its installation files from the user! A normal removal from the installed programs list leaves all kind of debris scattered through the user files and registry.
Do not install this and if installed ;-( start uninstalling immediately!
For removal of the Chrome extension (that is installed in all chrome profiles without asking the user) you have to dive into the directory "AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\External Extensions" under "drive:\users\username" to find a (coded) directory containing a file called "sweetfb.crx". Remove the coded directory and restart chrome. Then search your registry for "sweetim" and remove every occurence.
Installs adware, a toolbar, changes your browser's start page to sweetim dot com, and makes your PC slow.
Unsafe download !@
Comes often with other freeware, in some installers you can uncheck the installing of the SweetIM-Products, but it was installed anyway...