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Hello Everyone - I have a older Workstation running XP that has contracted the SweetPacks Malware. I've checked everything Add/Remove Programs, Resetting the IE browser, Disabled the program through MSCONFIG, Disabled the program in Search Provides, Etc. So what I need now is how I can finish up by cleaning this out of the registry. Can't seem to find anything helpful online.

Also ran the lastest version of Malewae bytes.

Can someone send me the instructions on how to clean up the rest through the registry.

Thanks,

Jim
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by:IKtech
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it might be easier to backup important files and reload the OS.  That will take care of it.  I know it is a lot of work but so is trial and error trying to fix something like this.  I have actually spent more time trying to clean up a virus than i spent reloading the system.  so from my experience i don't waste to much time trying to "clean up" to no avail, instead just rebuild.
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This page suggests using AdwCleaner, which removes Adware products like SweetPacks and their registry entries:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-sweetpacks-toolbar/

You can download AdwCleaner here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

HitmanPro also removes Malware registry entries:
http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/malwareremoval#malwareremoval


If you really want to do it manually, this page has a list of files and registry entries to remove:
http://windowsproblemshelpcenter.blogspot.com/2013/04/step-by-step-to-manually-remove.html
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by:steveurich
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You can download AdwCleaner here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Gets you to a downloader that tried to install more adware
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by:JimArter
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Sorry for the delay on this guys. I was able to remove any related programs through control panel and then did a regedit and cleaned out all instances of sweetpacks and it hasn't sufaced again.
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