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SweetIM

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Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Valuation

$0000 

About SweetIM

SweetIM, dba SweetPacks, is focused on delivering fun content and self-expression tools. SweetIM products are intended to allow users to upgrade their social engagement, by offering fun content and an add-on for IM, webmail, and social networks that is easy to use. Through these tools users are sending daily over 6M flash animations, games and video to each other.In December 2012, SweetIM was acquired by Perion Network. The valuation of SweetIM was $41 million. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Headquarters Location

Israel

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Latest SweetIM News

Mozilla blocks SweetIM toolbar from Firefox

Dec 7, 2012

By Lee Mathews Dec. 6, 2012 6:25 pm Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy . More Geek GTA V story expansion set to have a new protagonist, setting, and features Bad news, lovers of animated emoticons and sparkly digital adornments: Mozilla has just added the SweetIM Toolbar to the Firefox blocklist. As of today, you’ll no longer be able to install it and Firefox. That’s not going to cause too much grief for most Firefox users who had the SweetIM toolbar anyway, as it’s a piece of borderline malware that piggybacks on other software installs. The popular and not-totally-trustworthy download site Softonic has been known to bundle the SweetIM crapware with its downloads. The company behind SweetIM claims the toolbar is in use on around 150 million computers worldwide, and I’d wager that less than 10,000 of them were intentional installs — and all of those were likely by extremely giddy tweens. Mozilla had a couple of beefs with the toolbar. First and foremost is the fact that it sneaks in without user consent, a huge no-no in Mozilla’s book. The SweetIM toolbar also silently alters user preferences like the default search engine (which it switches to something that generates affiliate revenue) and it resets the home page (also to a revenue-generating page). It’s good to see Mozilla taking a proactive approach with this software pest. SweetIM is detected by most security software as a threat (both NOD32 and Security Essentials warned me when I tested the installer on my systems). If you’ve got the toolbar on your system, it’s not too hard to remove manually. In Firefox, you’ll want to bring up the add-ons manager and remove anything that mentions SweetIM or SweetPacks. You may also want to check your home page (Firefox menu > options > general) and clean up your search box as well (click the down arrow > manage search engines and then remove SweetIM search). More at Satdavuk  and Bugzilla Tags:

SweetIM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is SweetIM's latest funding round?

    SweetIM's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of SweetIM?

    Investors of SweetIM include Perion Network.

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