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How to Remove Sweetdreams 49 Toolbar?

 

Be annoyed by the Sweetdreams 49 toolbar and the browser redirect to http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT2361909&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN52071984931537195&UM=2? Want to get rid of this nasty computer infection? This post will guide you to remove this toolbar and revert the browser settings. Read on.

 

What Is Sweetdreams 49 Toolbar?

 

Sweetdreams 49 toolbar is potentially unwanted program (PUP) which is categorized as adware. It is supported by the dreaded Conduit Ltd. Once installed, it will not only add Sweetdreams 49 toolbar to your installed browser, also change the homepage and the new tab to http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT2361909&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN52071984931537195&UM=2 and the default search engine to Conduit or Sweetdreams49 Customized Web Search.

Sweetdreams 49 toolbar

 

The homepage http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT2361909&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN52071984931537195&UM=2 is ads supported and it will lead you to the sponsors’ websites.

New Tab

 

How Does Sweetdreams 49 Toolbar Get on Your Computer?

 

Sweetdreams 49 toolbar can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites http://sweetdreams49toolbar.ourtoolbar.com/ and http://sweetdreams49.ourtoolbar.com/. But, in most cases, Sweetdreams 49 toolbar get on users’ computer without their consent and knowledge along with other free software, such as download-manager, media player or codec. It may also be distributed through infected attachments and malicious links in spam email.

Please always opt for custom installation when installing a program, and read carefully in the process to prevent the installation of other unwanted program. Please don’t open or download the attachments from questionable emails without scan and detect.

 

How to Remove Sweetdreams 49 Toolbar? (Removal Guide)

 

Sweetdreams 49 toolbar may be supported by various programs. In my case, it is Search Protect by conduit. If you cannot tell which program caused Sweetdreams 49 toolbar, you may uninstall all the unwanted and unknown applications installed around the time you infected by Sweetdreams 49 toolbar.

 

Step 1 Uninstall Search Protect by conduit from Control Panel

 

Windows 7/Vista: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → locate Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious third-party software→ Click on Uninstall button or double clicking the program’s icon

Windows XP: Go to Star Menu → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious third-party software → Click on Remove button

Sweetdreams 49 toolbar uninstall

 

Step 2 Repair the residual damages to your browser

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

IE-Internet Options

 

2. To change homepage: hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT2361909&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN52071984931537195&UM=2 with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

ie-homepage

 

3. To reset search provider: click on Settings button under Search to get Manage Add-on window → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Sweetdreams49 Customized Web Search → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

ie-search engine-1

 

4. To delete Toolbars and Extensions: click on Tools → select Manage Add-ons → switch to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on sweetdreams49 → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE-Manage Add-ons

 

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

If you think the setting process is complicated, you can follow this solution to reset IE to its default state.

1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

2. Switch to Advanced tab in the window and click on the Reset button.

3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset button in the new window.

ie-reset

4. After the reset finished, click Close button. Then restart Internet Explorer.

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox buttonon the upper left corner of the browser → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Sweetdreams49 Customized Web Search → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

FF-search engine

3. To delete Extensions and Plugins: click on the orange Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons in the drop-down menu→ go to Extensions tab→ remove sweetdreams49

 FF-extensions

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

This solution is easy to follow, but you will lose your customized settings.

1. Click on orange Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser, and then move the mouse pointer to Help in the dropped-down menu and select Troubleshooting information in the sub-menu.

firefox-reset-1

2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the Troubleshooting Information page and in the confirmation window that opens.

firefox-reset-2

3. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported.

 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT2361909&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN52071984931537195&UM=2 by clicking the X at the end of the bar

chrome set pages

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

Chrome-homepage

 

3. To reset default search engine: Select Google from the list under Search → hit Manage search engine → set Google as your default search engine → remove Conduit from the list

chrome search engine

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate sweetdreams49 → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-extension

 

Step 3 Repair you installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button
Anvi Slim Toolbar-toolbar removal

 

3. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

 

Step 4 Clean the useless registry entries and residual files

 

After remove sweetdreams 49 toolbar, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-Clean

Now, the Sweetdreams 49 toolbar should have be removed completely from your computer. If you have encounter any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.