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How Do I Get Rid Of Sweet Page In Chrome?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Security Help, Web Design
 
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Robin Jackson in Turkey writes:

When opening Google Chrome a search page named “Sweet page” appears instead of Google.  How do I kill it?  Ä°t does not appear in malware searches nor in properties-search engine lists. Any advice most gratefully received.

It appears your browser has been hijacked. Often times, these browser hijackers come attached to a legitimate software download. First of all, we’ll want to remove the toolbar. These instructions will show you how. Obviously you’ll want to search for Sweet Page instead of the Mixi toolbar in the article. But it’s the same process.

 After that go to your Chrome Browser settings.

Scroll down to On startup and select Set Pages.

You should see Sweet Page listed. Hover over it and you’ll get an x in the right corner. Click on that to delete Sweet Page.

You’ll now have an empty start page. You can leave it blank or put in the site of your choice.

Scroll down to appearance and choose Change.

Delete Sweet Page from the Open this page box.

Tick Use the New Tab page and choose OK.

Next, go to Manage Search Engines. I know, it’s a lot of work. But it’s a tricky little hijacker.

 

 Select another search provider as your default and then remove closesearches from the list of providers by clicking x.

Hang in there, we are almost finished. Right-click on the shortcut to Chrome on your desktop and choose properties. In the Target window, you’ll see Application/chrome.exe/http://sweet-page.  Delete that sweet page from the end. It should end with chrome.exe.

Now run a Malware scan on your computer and you should be finished.  One final note, if you have any other shortcuts for Chrome, maybe it’s pinned to the taskbar, delete it and make a new one.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “How Do I Get Rid Of Sweet Page In Chrome?”

  1. John Leipprandt says:

    Why not rollback to am earlier date?

  2. Bruce Beechner says:

    I got hit with this malware and it was not as easy to eliminate as you suggest. Mine would not show up in the home link. It had no directory and no way to delete or uninstall as it didn’t show up being installed in the first place. It came from a legitimate program as an extra from download.com. To not install these extras, you have to hit customize rather than full install and delete all the add on’s attached to the program you want. I had to get the company I eventually purchased the software from to uninstall it from my computer. Sweet Pea left absolutely no foot prints on my computer. I am much more leary about freebie or trial software as a result of this experience.

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