How to remove Smiley Bar (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:Smiley Bar
Command or file name:statuswinks.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Smiley Bar intrusion method
Smiley Bar installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Smiley Bar). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Smiley Bar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is statuswinks.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Smiley Bar and value statuswinks.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name statuswinks.exe or Smiley Bar. Also, it can create folder with name Smiley Bar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Smiley Bar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Smiley Bar from your browsers below.
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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Smiley Bar, 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 Smiley Bar.
To get rid of Smiley Bar, 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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Smiley Bar related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Smiley Bar 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 Smiley Bar 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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove Smiley Bar related extensions from your browsers
Smiley Bar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Smiley Bar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Smiley Bar 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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation 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 Smiley Bar.