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11/14/11
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elsiemary

Google Chrome and 'sweetim?' why has sweetim taken over google chrome on my computer

Google Chrome version (type about:version into the address bar):Operating System:Error Message:Extensions installed:
Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem): I have always used Google Chrome. Recently I had problems trying to go into Google Chrome, so I uninstalled and reinstalled. When I reinstalled and clicked on Google Chrome icon, I keep getting 'sweetim' coming up with a different logo. Is this part of Google Chrome. I have uninstalled and reinstalled again, but 'sweetim' still appears? How can I get rid of this and have my 'old' Google Chrome back?
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11/14/11
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caver_tim
have you got any extensions installed?
11/14/11
Expert - Platinum
caver_tim
A google search for "SweetIM" returns "free emoticons" so it looks like you might have installed something from this site that had "I agree for you to set all my home pages and search engines etc to SweetIM"

Check extensions for anything like this you can un-install
check the install / remove feature of your operating system for anything suspicious
11/14/11
Original Poster
elsiemary
Hi - thank you for your reply - not quite sure what you mean by 'extensions'......? I have installed and used 'Spybot Search & Destroy' - would this remove anything suspicious? Also I have AVG installed.
11/14/11
Original Poster
elsiemary
Hi again - I checked out my control panel, which previously showed sweetim.com, but now it doesn't. I emailed them and received an automated reply giving me choices to go into. One suggested checking tools on my browser which shows 'add-ons'. I assume this must be the same as you mention - extensions.
However, this does not show sweetim, so cannot remove it that way. I have now emailed sweetim.com support and awaiting their reply.
11/14/11
Original Poster
elsiemary
Hi - again - just thought I would let you know I managed to get rid of sweetim (by following sweetim's instructions). I had read down their automated email far enough I would have seen the option how to uninstall sweetim from google chrome. For anyone else's information, I had to open up google chrome - click on the spanner - open up options - and on the browser display section, change back to Google Chrome. (simple when now I know how and read things properly!) At long last, no more flashing squares cropping up telling me what I've won, etc., etc.,!!
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Woof17
12/15/13
Woof17
You say "check in Wrench > Settings > On Startup > next to the radio button "
 
Who, what and where is "Wrench"? It sounds like a tool, and in my toolbox in the real world, in the actual garage, if I do not find the wrench I need, I go and buy a new one. On here I am left guessing as to what you might mean.
 
Would you care to enlighten us about "Wrench" ? What is the meaning of "wrench"? Were is "wrench"? What and where is a "radio button"?
 
That, in general, is what I hate about software people - always coming up with new secret code words for stuff that ought to be made crystal clear. You people are purposely unclear, unkind, unreasonable.
My guess is that in the year 2045 a herd of irate retired people will overrun the campuses of MS, Apple, Google, etc, etc, seeking revenge for that kind of behavior. It won't be pretty.
 
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