Sweet Tunes Toolbar

Sweet Tunes Toolbar Description

The Sweet Tunes Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that has been linked to several unwanted browser behaviors and symptoms. The Sweet Tunes Toolbar may be included in the installation of freeware or shareware programs delivered on unreliable software distribution platforms. Some problems with the Sweet Tunes Toolbar include the fact that the Sweet Tunes Toolbar makes unwanted changes to your computer and browser settings and that the Sweet Tunes Toolbar may cause the appearance of numerous unwanted symptoms. Some examples of what the Sweet Tunes Toolbar may do on your computer include changing your Web browser homepage and causing your Web browser to display pop-up advertisements. The Sweet Tunes Toolbar is linked to the Conduit search engine, a well known low-quality search engine that is used to generate affiliate marketing revenue at the expense of the computer user by displaying sponsored search results that have little or nothing to do with the computer users' online queries.

The Sole Purpose of the Sweet Tunes Toolbar is to Benefit Its Creators

The Sweet Tunes Toolbar is used to generate revenue at the expense of the computer user. Unlike rootkits and viruses, the Sweet Tunes Toolbar is not considered unsafe and is classified as a PUP. However, this does not mean that symptoms associated with the Sweet Tunes Toolbar are any less severe. The main difference between PUPs and other types of threats is that PUPs are often installed by the computer users themselves and may be uninstalled without the use of specialized removal tools. However, the symptoms caused by the Sweet Tunes Toolbar are just as irritating and intrusive as those caused by more threatening types of adware or browser hijackers. It is important to note that the Sweet Tunes Toolbar may compromise your security by including components that keep track of your online activity and browsing history.

The Removal of the Sweet Tunes Toolbar Needs to Be Done Very Carefully

If the Sweet Tunes Toolbar is installed on your computer, the Sweet Tunes Toolbar can be removed using the Control Panel (using the 'Add and Remove Programs' option in most Windows computers). However, this does not guarantee that all traces of the Sweet Tunes Toolbar may have been removed from your computer. To ensure that this is the case, ESG malware researchers recommend that computer users make use of a fully updated and reputable anti-malware scan to clean their computer.

Technical Information

Registry Details

Sweet Tunes Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
CLSID
{5FEC7248-515C-47BE-AB0A-6BC547472DEA}
{AC29227E-AC4E-438F-B1D8-9E588C29D26A}
Registry key
Software\AppDataLow\Software\SweetTunes
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{5fec7248-515c-47be-ab0a-6bc547472dea}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{5fec7248-515c-47be-ab0a-6bc547472dea}
SOFTWARE\SweetTunes
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{5fec7248-515c-47be-ab0a-6bc547472dea}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{5fec7248-515c-47be-ab0a-6bc547472dea}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SweetTunes
Directory
%ProgramFiles%\SweetTunes
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SweetTunes
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SweetTunes

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