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Can't delete Sweetpacks Toolbar in add or remove programs [Closed]

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Dell laptop with Windows Xp SP3. Infected with Sweetpacks, did everything suggested by Malwaretips.com including resetting internet explorer settings,running adwcleaner,malwarebytes and hitman pro. Everything has been removed except when I go to add or remove programs Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9 by Sweetpacks is listed. When I click on it, it installs itself again...Tried Spybot Wise Registry Cleaner and running a Virus Scan.

Went thru all the mentioned steps again and everything appears to be back to normal however cannot delete the mentioned toolbar from the Add/Remove Programs.


Edited by jr70895, 20 July 2013 - 06:48 AM.

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Hi jr70895 and welcome at GeekstoGo!

I'm crooleeck and I'll try to help you. But first please notice that I'm not limitless, I'm not familiar with all software, I don't know everything. However, it has taken me years to learn what I know. I would be glad to help you.

Fight against malware is NOT instantaneous, most infections require several courses of action to completely eradicate. It's also time-consuming, so be patient! We all like to know final result, so if you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please post.

  • Please watch this topic. Part of the fix may require you to being Safe Mode, which will not allow you to access the internet, or my instructions! Please save or print following instrucions.
  • Do exactly - step by step - what I wish for. Don't be afraid! If there's anything you don't understand, stop and ask!
  • Please don't run unsupervised tools or fix on your own without my direction - it can be dangerous.
  • You must reply within 3 days or your topic will be closed

Please be patient with me as I am currently in training, and all of my responses to you have to be reviewed by my instructor before I post them. Just keep in mind that you get the advantage as you have 2 people examining your issue.

Step 1:
Posted ImageOTL
OTL is currently our primary tool for searching key areas of the registry and other system locations for the telltale signs of malware. It generates a comprehensive log, and offers an initial diagnosis.

  • Download OTL to your desktop.
  • Double click on the OTL icon to run it.
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    Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Select: options:
    • All users.
    • 64-bit scan if appears.
    • Under Extra registry select Use SafeList
    • LOP Check
    • Purity Check
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  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:


  • Click the Run scan button.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and paste them into your reply.
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Step 2:
  • Download aswMBR to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
  • Agreed to update.
  • Click the Scan button to start scan.

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  • On completion of the scan click Save log, save it to your desktop as asw.txt and post in your next reply.

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  • Click Exit.

Step 3:
Download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
  • run AdwCleaner and select Scan
  • Wait for the scan.
  • Log will be showed, please copy content and post in next replay

In your next post I want to see:
  • OTL log
  • aswMBR log
  • AdwCleaner log

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