How to remove Facesmooch (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:Facesmooch
Command or file name:facesmooch.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers: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 installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Facesmooch). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Facesmooch copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is facesmooch.exe. Then 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. If you have further questions about Facesmooch, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Facesmooch from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Facesmooch, removing it from startup 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:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
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.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
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.
Remove Facesmooch related extensions from your browsers
Facesmooch in some cases can be accompanied with 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 Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Facesmooch are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Facesmooch.
Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Facesmooch and facesmooch.exe we received earlier:
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.
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.