How to remove “SweetIM” search bar in Firefox

By Robert S,   I love Firefox and Google search engine is my default homepage. However, yesterday my wife installed some ga...

By Robert S,


I love Firefox and Google search engine is my default homepage. However, yesterday my wife installed some games on my work computer. The byproduct was she happened to click ‘Yes’ on all the options while installing the game which brought along the most hated Add-on ever created! The SweetIM message as well as the SweetIM Search bar.

The SweetIM search bar changed the Google default search page and redirects it to I hate it and after checking all the Firefox add-on and plugins, I finally found a way to remove the SweetIM Search bar and get back the Google default search. I’ll share with you how to remove this annoying stuff.

Follow these steps:-

  1. Go to your Firefox menus
  2. Tools
  3. Add-on
  4. Extensions
  5. Remove any SweetIM add-ons
(If you did not see SweetIM add-on, follow the steps given below)


  1. Go to windows control panel
  2. Add/Remove programs or Uninstall programs
  3. Look for SweetIM and Uninstall them.
Final Solution:-
  1. Open Firefox
  2. In the address bar type: about:config
  3. A message This might void your warranty!", click on the "I'll be careful, I promise! will appear. Click Ok/Yes.
  4. Now in the filter search box, type keyword.URL and press Enter.
  5. Now right click on the SweetIM settings and click Reset
  6. Again, in the filter search box, type DefaultEngineName and see that the default value is Google.
  7. Finally, in the filter search box, type SearchEnginesURL and make sure status is default and value is Mozilla's default value.
  8. Close and restart Firefox. You’ll get back your Google default search engine!





Ad for Bloggers AdSense Adsense Tips Anti-Virus Apps Ask Me Blogger Templates Blogging Blogging Tools Browser Business Camera Career Computer Security Do it yourself Domain and Hosting eBooks Education Email Entertainment Facebook Firefox Free Software Freebies Funny Videos Gadgets Games Gardening Gmail Google Play Store Google+ Health Home Hosting How to... Internet iPad Laptop Lifestyle Making Money Online Mobile Phones Moms and Kids Online Jobs Online Shopping PayPal Pets Phones Photography Social Media Social Network Tips Society Softwares Tablets Tech and Gadgets Twitter Tips Utilities Video Conference Videos Websites What Matters Wheels Wordpress
Chiprang-Blogging, Technology and Lifestyle Blog: How to remove “SweetIM” search bar in Firefox
How to remove “SweetIM” search bar in Firefox
Chiprang-Blogging, Technology and Lifestyle Blog
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy