Oh, sweet-page.com, how sweet are you?

Sweet-page.com, also known as Sweet page, is a search engine, and this search provider is promoted by a browser hijacker. The search engine has changes since the beginning of the year 2014. At the moment of writing, Sweet-page.com offers you links to popular websites and features three advertisements promoting online games and other services. Every time the search engine is reloaded, new advertisements are provided.

After trying to find out what websites are advertised by Sweet-page.com, I have noticed that online gaming websites and suspect websites offering you to lose weight are the most popular. For example, the website seems to be inseparable from apps.337.com, mmotraffic.com, and several other insecure websites. However, Sweet-page.com is not liable for those websites. The first website, i.e. apps.337.com, is not new to me and malware researchers because that website is commonly promoted by various questionable search providers.

Before

Before

Now

Now

According to the official presentation of the program, Sweet-page.com is owned by Beijing Elex Technolgy Co.Ltd. Yes, the word technology is misspelled by the owners of the search provider. And the search engine is supposed to provide you with search results obtained from Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Yandex. If you do not want this function, simply remove Sweet-page.com from the computer.

The startup page of Sweet-page.com also features a wide variety of links. They are presented on three tabs, which as Popular Sites, Shopping, and Games. You use those links at your own risk, as well as the advertisements, and you should remember it whenever you open a hijacked Internet browser.

As regards the program distributing Sweet-page.com, it is extremely important to note that the browser hijacker alters the settings of the browsers. Say you change the settings of the browsers. What do you think will happen when you reopen the browser? If you do not fix the shortcuts of the browsers, you are provided with the same unwanted search provider. The fact that Sweet-page.com alters the shortcuts without your permission should be taken into consideration, and I recommend that you remove the malicious program from the computer as soon as you can.

The browser hijacker can be bundled with any freeware. All depends on the attacker’s expectations and goals. It is known that the browser hijacker promoting Sweet-pages.com is bundled with an adware helper, another browser hijacker promoting qvo6.com, and some other malicious programs.

I have prepared some instructions below; hopefully, they will help you fix your browsers. But please note that there is an alternative way of malware removal. All that you need is an antimalware program, so, if you do not want to lose your data stored on the browsers, which will happen if you reset the browsers, consider installing a malware removal program.

How to fix IE, FF, and Chrome

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Check the box.
  5. Click Reset and then click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox.
  3. Again click Reset Firefox.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Move down to the Users section.
  3. Highlight your account and click Delete.
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