There are a lot of computer applications and browser extensions that seem to be absolutely harmless and yet they could end up being responsible for serious computer infections. Smileys We Love Toolbar is one of these browser extensions that users often install on their own without even realizing that the program comes with additional software you do not need. Although the application itself is not malicious computer threat, it is highly recommended to remove Smileys We Love Toolbar from your computer, to prevent any possible collateral damage. Consequently, you should avoid installing on your computer software distributed by unreliable sources.
Smileys We Love Toolbar actually refers to a browser extension that is compatible with browser-based email clients. According to the official website at smileyswelove.com, the application is developed by Squeaky Chocolate Ltd., and it provides you with a list of custom emoticons for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail and other instant chat programs. Smileys We Love Toolbar can also support Facebook and Twitter, providing you with a number of emoticons that are supposed to enliven your chat experience. So what is the problem with Smileys We Love Toolbar?
The problem with this application is that the official website is not the only source you can download it at. The application can also get downloaded bundled with freeware. It does not enter your system surreptitiously, but if it is bundled with some other program, you may overlook the installation step that informs you about the additional software. Not to mention, that even if you download Smileys We Love Toolbar from the official website, it still comes with additional extensions.
If you choose the Express installation here is what you get:
Install SmileysWeLove and Delta Toolbar. Delta is a popular free toolbar designed to make browsing and searching the Internet faster and easier! Delta Toolbar gives you access to a large variety of radio, music & news stations, comprehensive term, text and web page translations
It also means that you can choose whether you want to install Delta Toolbar or not, but users often just go through the installation process automatically, essentially missing the point. If you install the full setup for Smileys We Love Toolbar, you will also end up with TuneUp Utilities 2013 on your computer. This program is a questionable computer optimization application, and we do not recommend installing it. The full setup also changes your default search engine and home page settings to Delta Search and 1.delta-search.com. The home page comes with a great number of flash advertisements of questionable nature, and sooner or later, you could get exposed to malware.
You need to restore your browser settings right now, and it would also do you good to remove Smileys We Love Toolbar from your computer as well. Do not hesitate to do what is best for your computer, and protect your system from possible threats.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Once you are done with manual Smileys We Love Toolbar removal, scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that there are no other potentially unwanted programs on board. Invest in a reliable computer safeguard application if need be.