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Should I remove Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,945
United States Rank #13,526
Reach 0.0314%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.99 days
353.56 days >
Average installed length: 185.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.6 0.45%
1.0.0.5 20.18%
1.0.0.3 78.46%
1.0.0.2 0.91%

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Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook

What is Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook?

Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

This software uses the Besttoolbars/We Code Good cross web-browser framework and is distributed through a co-bundle pay=per-install offers from Performersoft LLC on the web site www.softologicsb.com and various other download distribution sites under names such as PCPerformerSetup.exe and BestCodecsPackSetup.exe through bundling the company's 'Speed Performance and Analysis' software.

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BackgroundHost.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 1.69 MB (1,769,523 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pluswinks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cool smiley bar for facebook
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe
Name:Add-ons Framework
BackgroundHost
Signed by:We Code Good Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\cool smiley bar for facebook\BackgroundHost.exe
MD5:5023d10957abe91428b7aa050734e814
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • BackgroundHostPS.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook' with the class of {4723AAA8-B2F9-4CC1-9E60-190976DB1FA4}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BackgroundHost.exe
Memory:6.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071144409%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00436728%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00274716%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,806
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:343 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook?

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Or, you can uninstall Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#11,945
 
REACH
~0.03%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.93%
Windows 8 15.19%
Windows XP 9.75%
Windows Vista 6.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.79%
Windows 7 Professional 8.66%
Windows 8 4.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.01%
  Germany 11.30%
  United Kingdom 4.81%
  France 3.56%
  Brazil 3.35%
  Italy 2.72%
  Iran 2.51%
  Belgium 2.30%
  India 2.30%
  Canada 1.88%
  Japan 1.67%
  Philippines 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Saudi Arabia 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.92%
Acer 21.21%
Dell 16.29%
ASUS 10.98%
Toshiba 8.33%
Samsung 5.68%
GIGABYTE 3.41%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Lenovo 1.14%
Medion 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.63%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
ASUSTeK X55A 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.41%

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