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    Default Is SweetIM spyware?

    Someone recently mentioned to me that Spybot flags SweetIM (or at least part of it) as spyware. Unfortunately everything I have found through Google has said that SweetIM is not spyware/adware/etc (although they appear to have lost their Softpedia 100% free certification).

    I would believe that the version of SweetIM that was being used was a new beta for AIM users.

    Does anyone have any idea as to why Spybot would remove part of this? It would be nice to know for sure if it really is spyware.

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    There does not appear to be a detection named "SweetIM", that I see. That leaves someone attempting track the problem down with very little to go on. Perhaps if you could get the person that you heard the problem from to post the Checks.yymmdd-hhmm.log from when the problem was detected, it would be helpful.

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    I think they said that SweetIM downloads a firewall bypasser of some sort (I assume it's that IE Firewall Bypass thing).

    I've asked them to scroung up the log file, and gave them the link to post it here.

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    I've been working for 2 days to rid myself of SweetIM and it is unremovable....
    It should be flagged as malware!!!!
    Thousands of people are finding it impossible to remove!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT500 View Post
    Someone recently mentioned to me that Spybot flags SweetIM (or at least part of it) as spyware. Unfortunately everything I have found through Google has said that SweetIM is not spyware/adware/etc (although they appear to have lost their Softpedia 100% free certification).

    I would believe that the version of SweetIM that was being used was a new beta for AIM users.

    Does anyone have any idea as to why Spybot would remove part of this? It would be nice to know for sure if it really is spyware.
    It is impossible to remove from your computer.....
    what does that classify it as?

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    i can not visit www. sweetim.com it is blocked by my hostsfile so it seems like some sort of malware as i could fint out. here is the siteadvisor report, look at the comments: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/sweetim.com

    the link to www. sweetim.com on the spybot forums should be disabled.

    Last edited by tashi; 2008-08-31 at 02:06. Reason: done

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    Smile SweetIM is 100% safe

    hello - I am the VP Marketing of SweetIM, and I would like to assure you that SweetIM is a 100% clean product. recently we received TrustE certification for trusted download programs, see:(http://www.truste.org/pvr.php?page=v...102&sealid=112) for more information.
    if for some reason you are unable to uninstall SweetIM please contact at:
    http:/ /www.sweetim.com/help_contact.asp

    best,

    Iftah

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    Hello,

    I guess you need to convince WOT also: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/sweetim.com

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP. Consumer Security 2006-2014


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    You need to convince all the people here Click here for our test.
    http: // lordmight.blog.friendster.com/2008/10/sweetim-for-messenger/

    Go and search SweetIM in google you would find so many complaints about it.

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    Last edited by tashi; 2008-11-16 at 10:48. Reason: Revealed link

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    Oh one more thing, if you are using SweetIM it sends a hidden link to your buddy that contains spyware. XD

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