FaceSmooch Virus Removal Guide

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Nowadays users have to be weary even of those applications that look absolutely legal. FaceSmooch Virus is actually a browser plugin developed and distributed by Conduit Ltd. It looks like complimentary part of FaceSmooch browser add-on that provides free Facebook chat emoticons. However, FaceSmooch Virus is downloaded not at facesmooch.com, but at facesmooch.ourtoolbar.com. Therefore, it is obvious that this browser plugin is a part of Conduit family and it is directly related to MIXI.DJ Toolbar, Conduit Toolbar, Widgi Toolbar and many others.

FaceSmooch Virus is not a dangerous computer infection, but it is considered a potentially unwanted application. Thus, it is highly recommended to remove FaceSmooch Virus from your computer. Obviously, facesmooch.ourtoolbar.com is not the only place you can download this plugin it. There is also a long list of third party websites and freeware programs that are responsible for re-distributing the plugin all over the Internet. It is also important to remember that you responsible for installing FaceSmooch Virus on your computer yourself. This application does prompt you about the oncoming installation, and you have an opportunity to choose whether you want to keep your home page or change it to the custom FaceSmooch home page.

What is more, FaceSmooch Virus comes with additional application called TuneUp Utilities 2013. It is a free computer optimizer, however, its functionality is highly questionable. Therefore, you need to be attentive during the installation process, if you do not want your home page changed, or if you definitely do not need TuneUp Utilities 2013. All in all, it would be for the better to remove FaceSmooch Virus from your computer, because eventually the plugin could be responsible for malware infection getting into your PC.

How to remove FaceSmooch Virus

Instructions for Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program and remove FaceSmooch and any other undesirable programs.

Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove FaceSmooch along with other undesirable programs.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove programs and uninstall FaceSmooch along with other undesirable programs.

How to restore your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet Options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Wait for the reset to complete and click Close and OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and click Reset Firefox.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  4. When the reset is complete click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove FaceSmooch from the list.
  3. Click Settings on the left and select Open a page or a set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages and remove search.conduit.com from the list.
  5. Enter a new home page address and click OK.
  6. Click Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine and remove FaceSmooch Customized Web Search. Click Done.

After manual removal, run a PC scan with SpyHunter free scanner. This way you will make sure that all the undesirable applications are gone from your computer.

Download Remover for FaceSmooch Virus *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

FaceSmooch Virus Screenshots:

FaceSmooch Virus
FaceSmooch Virus

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