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How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

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How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

Sweetpacks installed itself without asking and I do not like it so how can I change back to Firefox on the tab pages?

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New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

So glad to get rid of it! Thank you!

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Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

In order to uninstall a possibly unwanted extension, please do the following:

  1. From the Firefox window click the Firefox button at the top left and select Add-ons, or, if the Firefox button is not shown, click the Tools menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Once the Add-on Manager has opened in a new tab, click the Extensions button on the left side of the window.
  3. You should now see a list of your installed extensions on the right side together with buttons on the right side of each extension.
  4. To remove an extension from Firefox, simply click the Remove button. You should see a message that informs you about the successful removal of the add-on.
  5. Note that some add-ons require a Firefox restart to be removed completely. To perform a Firefox restart after the add-on removal, click the Restart now link in the message.

You can find further information about uninstalling extensions in the following articles:

Disable or remove Add-ons

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

Site Moderator

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

Solved, thanks. Clive Albert

New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

Solved thanks by another reply as follows iamjayakumars wrote: "In order to uninstall a possibly unwanted extension, please do the following:

  1. From the Firefox window click the Firefox button at the top left and select Add-ons, or, if the Firefox button is not shown, click the Tools menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Once the Add-on Manager has opened in a new tab, click the Extensions button on the left side of the window.
  3. You should now see a list of your installed extensions on the right side together with buttons on the right side of each extension.
  4. To remove an extension from Firefox, simply click the Remove button. You should see a message that informs you about the successful removal of the add-on.
  5. Note that some add-ons require a Firefox restart to be removed completely. To perform a Firefox restart after the add-on removal, click the Restart now link in the message.
New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

There is much more to just uninstall sweetpack toolbar from your browser, coz there are many other adware downloaded by this toolbar. You can get more about this sweetpacks thing at

New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

CliveAlbert's suggestion to use: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ worked for me. i had the sweetpacks removed from everywhere including addons. but it still showed when i opened a new tab. the search reset add on worked perfectly. thank you!!

Regular User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

I thought this might be useful too:

http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2013/04/how-to-remove-start-sweetpacks-and.html

Sweetpacks usually comes bundled with adware, so I think it would be a good idea to scan your computer with AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

So far sweetpacks will not go away. I have disabled it in add-ons on both Fox and IE. I have reset Fox. I'm going to do one more restart after all this then guess i will go pay someone to remove it. Thanks to everyone who thought they could help.

New User

Re: How do I get rid of Sweetpacks on tabs?

So glad to get rid of it! Thank you!