Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:09 PM
Thanks Grey Fox, sorry it has taken several days to get back to the topic. I downloaded the anti malware as recommended, ran the program - no problems showed. Tried several other anti malware programs - no luck with those either. I have managed to clear Windows Live Messenger and its icons, although I can no longer recall how I got there!!! Having cleared all the bits of Sweetim that I could find in Control Panel I was still left with Sweetim controlling my Browser - Firefox.
Opening Firefox Options I unticked Sweetim - but was unable to remove the Sweetim listing. I opened up cookies and found 4 Sweetim boxes, only one of which was in alphabetical order, I unticked 2 but the third refused to accept a tick for removal. Additionally it had a sub folder box hidden at the end of the cookies list, this also refused to be delisted. After a period of nashing of teeth, I decided to remove all cookies, not something that I was keen to do. But I removed all cookies - and guess what! The last two sweetim boxes ******remained behind. I hate the idea that this unwanted, unasked for piece of electronic junk should be still inside my system. Who owns it? who benefits from it? HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT? Ray.