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Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

FaceSmooch virus

FaceSmooch Virus refers to a browser add-on which alters the chat on Facebook so that you can use various smileys, emoticons and other animated elements which are supposed to spice you online chats.  The application itself is not a virus but the circumstances under which users acquire this application make them think that their computers get infected. In fact, the so-called FaceSmooch Virus is available alongside freeware or on its own on different websites. In either case, we recommend that you remove it from the system in order to avoid annoying pop-up advertisements which are presented in order to drive more traffic to different websites.

FaceSmooch Virus works on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. According to the official website of this application, a version that will work on Google Chrome will be completed in the near future. However, if you have FaceSmooch installed and want your friends to see what smileys you use, they are supposed to install this suspicious application, too.

It has been found that FaceSmooch has a toolbar which is powered with a great range of features which are presented on the official website. In addition to the emoticons for your Facebook account, it is said that a user can send a request to the servers of the product in order to get competitive prices that are available on online merchants’ websites. Moreover, there is a chance to get some coupons and quickly access music, movie trailers and other online content. We installed FaceSmooch Virus and were only offered to install PC Utilities Pro. Moreover, on Internet Explorer, FaceSmooch is presented as Share Your Mood, whereas on Mozilla Firefox no add-on has been installed.

Nevertheless, FaceSmooch Toolbar is available at In addition to the changes which are made on the browser if you check the boxes provided, the user can also install TuneUp Utilities 2013. We advise users against installing such bundled applications as soon it may turn out that the software has to be removed from the PC. If you install the toolbar which contains the logo of FaceSmooch, you will find that your home page is changed to, while the search provider is presented as FaceSmooch Customized Web Search.  If you do not want to accidentally access suspicious websites, do not use the search engine as it presents links that direct you to websites promoting various products.

If your computer is affected only by FaceSmooch Virus, you may find that it is enough to uninstall it using the Control Panel utility; however, if you have the toolbar related to the unwanted application, some additional measures have to be taken in order to remove it from the browsers. Below you will find instructions which will help you uninstall FaceSmooch, which may also be called as adware, and restore the settings of your browsing tools.

FaceSmooch Virus removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click FaceSmooch.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program you want to remove and click Remove.

Windows 8

  1. Press and hold down the Windows key and press R.
  2. Type control panel and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program you want to remove.

Remove FaceSmooch from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Under the General tab, change the home page.
  4. In the Search section below, click Settings.
  5. In the Search Providers sections, set a new search engine and remove the unwanted one.
  6. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press and hold down the Alt key, do not release the key and press and hold the Shift key and then press A to open Add-ons Manager.
  2. Click Extensions and remove FaceSmooch.
  3. To change the home page, press Alt+T.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Under the General tab, change the home page.
  6. To change the home page, open the drop-down menu next to the search box and select, for example, Google.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove FaceSmooch.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, select one of the options and click Set pages.
  6. In the Search section, click Manage search engines.
  7. Remove and select a new search provider.

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