FaceSmooch Virus Removal Guide

Do you know what FaceSmooch Virus is?

FaceSmooch Virus is a browser plugin that installs a toolbar on your default browser and, depending on settings, changes your home page to search.conduit.com. Although it is called a "virus" FaceSmooch Virus is not an extremely dangerous computer infection. It is really just a browser add-on designed to give you an access to Facebook chat emoticons. Nevertheless, it comes from Conduit family of browser plugins, and users often complain that Conduit toolbars hijack their home pages or flood them with commercial advertisements. It is true that FaceSmooch Virus is related to commercial pop-ups, but users install this plugin themselves.

Whether you download FaceSmooch Virus at facesmooch.ourtoolbar.com or at any other third party website, you need to be attentive during the installation process. This plugin presents you with a list of options during the installation, and you can choose whether you want your home page changed and the default search engine modified. You can choose to keep your default options, yet quite often users just click on anything without even reading what exactly they are installing. This is how TuneUp Utilities 2013 also ends up being installed on your PC, because this system optimization program comes bundled with FaceSmooch Virus.
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If you want to avoid constant pop ups and possible redirections to affiliated websites that have nothing to do with your searches, you should remove FaceSmooch Virus right now. What is more, FaceSmooch Virus, just like Conduit Toolbar, MIXI.DJ Toolbar and other similar applications, may increase your chance of getting infected with malware. Luckily you can remove this plugin manually, and the sooner you do it the better.

Manual FaceSmooch Virus Removal

For Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charms bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove FaceSmooch along with other unwanted programs.

For Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove FaceSmooch with other unwanted applications.

For Windows XP

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

How to reset your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Click Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select Delete your personal settings and click Reset.
  4. When the reset is complete, click Close and OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and new tab will open.
  3. Press Reset Firefox and then click Reset Firefox again.
  4. When the reset is complete, click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove FaceSmooch. Click Settings on the left pane.
  3. Select Open a page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Remove search.conduit.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines and set a new default search engine.
  6. Remove FaceSmooch Customized Web Search and click Done.

To make sure that you have removed every single undesirable from your PC, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. Invest in a legitimate computer security tool to safeguard yourself from possible infections.

In non-techie terms:

FaceSmooch Virus is a browser plugin that can change your home page and modify your default search engine if you let it. It is for the best to remove FaceSmooch Virus from your PC, because it may pose a series of security issues.

Aliases: FaceSmooch toolbar.