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What percent of users and experts removed it?
47% remove it53% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,503
United States Rank #41,691
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.80 days
52.83 days >
Average installed length: 27.76 days


85 4.35%
83(1) 4.35%
83 69.57%
78 13.04%
77 8.70%

Facebook Emoticons

What is Facebook Emoticons?  (from PC Gizmos LTD)

Facebook Emoticons gives you many emoticons, smiley and icons. It is a simple add-on to your Facebook page. It adds a wide variety of emoticons, smileys and icons for you to choose from. Once you download and install Facebook Emoticons, a little smiley icon will appear on your Facebook page wherever you write your Fa...  Read more


Facebook Emoticons is a program developed by PC Gizmos LTD. The most used version is 83, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The main program executable is pc_169105.en_77.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 7.43 MB (7,789,701 bytes). SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 61% of users of Facebook Emoticons come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and DK.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pc-gizmos.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\pc-gizmos
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PC-Gizmos\Uninstall_169105.bat
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 7.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Facebook Emoticons

Program executable:pc_169105.en_77.exe
Name:PC Gizmos
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\pc-gizmos\pc_169105.en_77.exe
Additional files:
  • PCGizmosBHO.9.dll - PC Gizmos BHO
  • PC_137133.en_78.exe - PC Gizmos
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe (by Auto-Update.me) - Software Updater
  • libeay32.2.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ssleay32.dll
  • FBemoticons-PC_137133.en_85.exe
  • FF_Plugin.21.xpi
  • FF_Plugin.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Facebook Unfriend Finder' with the class of {A817C286-3D6B-4ECD-A99C-E44E50DBC523} (PCGizmosBHO).
Scheduled Task
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Script updater task'.
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe" --update.
  • FBemoticons-PC_137133.en_85.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\BlockAds-PC_136519.en_85.exe" --update.
  • PC_137133.en_78.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PC_152072.en_78.exe" --update.
  • PC_169105.en_77.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PC_169103.en_77.exe" --update.

How do I remove Facebook Emoticons?

Quickly and completely remove Facebook Emoticons from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Facebook Emoticons 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 Facebook Emoticons, 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 Facebook Emoticons.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Facebook Emoticons you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.52%
Windows 8 30.43%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 22.73%
Windows 8.1 13.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Windows Vista Ultimate 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.53%
  Australia 5.26%
  DK 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Vietnam 2.63%
  India 2.63%
  Greece 2.63%
  Pakistan 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  Egypt 2.63%
  Malaysia 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
Acer 14.29%
Sony 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 531 10.00%
Gateway NE56R 10.00%
Dell Latitude E5540 10.00%
MSI MS-7592 5.00%
HP Compaq 8510p 5.00%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.00%

About (from PC Gizmos LTD)

Here at PC-Gizmos we are dedicated to creating simple, easy to use tools that tweak your favorite websites to make your life easier.
Publisher URL: www.pc-gizmos.com


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