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How to remove Facesmooch (ads, banners, deals)

* What is Facesmooch

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* Remove Facesmooch manually

* Remove Facesmooch from Google Chrome

* Remove Facesmooch from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove Facesmooch from Internet Explorer

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Facesmooch is adware application that has basic feature - adding extra smileys available while using social networking sites. However, often it comes bundled with coupon add-ons and toolbars.

Facesmooch intrusion method


Facesmooch gets installed on your PC along with free software. Facesmooch copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is facesmooch.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Facesmooch and value facesmooch.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name facesmooch.exe or Facesmooch. Also, it can create folder with name Facesmooch under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Facesmooch starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Facesmooch immediately.

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How to remove Facesmooch manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Facesmooch, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Facesmooch.

To get rid of Facesmooch, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• facesmooch.exe
• Froggy.dll
• Kango.dll
• MinibarButton.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Facesmooch Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %Application Data%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{97A78363-B868-4B48-AC91-A783A31215AF}
• %Application Data%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mpcknfcdcgpffjddjeceioobdelceffo
• %Application Data%\Minibar
• %Program Files%\FaceSmooch Smileys
• %Program Files%\Minibar

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{539F76FD-084E-4858-86D5-62F02F54AE86}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{856E12B5-22D7-4E22-9ACA-EA9A008DD65B}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AA74D58F-ACD0-450D-A85E-6C04B171C044}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FaceSmooch Smileys
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{856E12B5-22D7-4E22-9ACA-EA9A008DD65B}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AA74D58F-ACD0-450D-A85E-6C04B171C044}

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Facesmooch Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Facesmooch related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Facesmooch entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Facesmooch won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Facesmooch Removal Tool.

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Windows 8

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Facesmooch or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

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Windows 7

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Facesmooch

  • Click Uninstall button.

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Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Facesmooch related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove Facesmooch extension from your browsers

Facesmooch in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Facesmooch. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with SpyHunter or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

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Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.

  • Choose Facesmooch or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Facesmooch removal use Facesmooch Removal Tool.

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Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find Facesmooch and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm Facesmooch removal.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extension locate Facesmooch.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Facesmooch are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Facesmooch.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Facesmooch and facesmooch.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Cant get rid of facesmooch and cant get into project free tv or other websites i normally go into

Even if i change my home page to google it switched back once i turn off my computer and turn it back on. Also I cant find it in my list of programs and features. Its super annoying and slowing my computer. i have tried downloading malwarebytes and it did nothing.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: it won't leave

ok so I followed the steps to deleting facesmooch, but it keeps coming up as my homepage when I click on my google chrome short cut. in order to get google chrome as my homepage I have to click another tab, but when I exit out and click on the short cut, facesmooch comes up again.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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