The other day the one program that I "Had" on my computer needed to update. Of course there are those "bundled" free programs that come with it. I carefully read what to do, to make sure I do not install them. The one program said: "If you do not want to install this program do not check the box." So I did not check the box. I clicked continue. Well the next screen said my downloads will install shortly. Then a new screen showed up saying to check the box of the program I do not want to instll if I changed my mind. The program that I did not select was there. So I checked the box to NOT install it. The download begain. After the download ended and then I installed the update. Then I opened one of the web browsers that I use. That is when I noticed that the program I did not want to install, installed! That program changed all of my defaults for searches, wanted to change my home page; which I denied that permision, and added some other things.
My web browsers and computer have been freezing up on me, for some time. I do not know if it is too much "Junk" on my computer, Java scripts keep crashing in all of my browsers, and here is the kicker, nothing showed up in any of my security scans, until after that program that needed an update, mentioned above was updated!
The prgoram that downloaded and I did not want it to, SweetPacks Toolbar.
I followed all of the uninstall instructions, but non of them worked. So I them did a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Full scan. it picked up all of the SweetPacks files, I quarentined and delted them. Rebooted and I did another "Quick" scan nothing showed up. Figured it was sloved.
Then A different program needed to be updated. I made sure I did not check to download any programs that were bundled with it. Donloaded and installed the update. Darn it!! SweetPacks was back Again!! I ran another FullScan with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. This time it picked up almost 30 to 50 items!! I quarentined and deleted them! Rebooted and did another quick scan. Picked up 2 items!
I looked under "Programs and Features" It was there again! I tried to "Uninstall" it but got an error message that the path was unavailable.
I uninstalled the program the downloaded SweetPacks the first time and also uninstalled the program that downloaded SweetPacks on this second occaision.
My questions are:
1) How can I get rid of this darned program?!
2) Could there be other unwanted programs that are causing my web browsers and computer to freeze up all the time? or could it be due to junk files or Bad Registry Files?
3) How can I prevent this program from returning?