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Should I remove Smiley Bar for Facebook?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,416
United States Rank #16,363
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.32 days
599.32 days >
Average installed length: 314.90 days


VersionDistribution 11.46% 88.54%

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Smiley Bar for Facebook

What is Smiley Bar for Facebook?

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 the 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. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution. Functionality of the toolbar includes but is 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.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BackgroundHost.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 1.46 MB (1,533,768 bytes).
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pluswinks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smiley bar for facebook
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Smiley Bar for Facebook\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smiley Bar for Facebook

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\smiley bar for facebook\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • AddonsFramework.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • PropertySync.exe - PropertySync

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00046507%
0.016088% average
70 average

How do I remove Smiley Bar for Facebook?

Quickly and completely remove Smiley Bar for Facebook from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall 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 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 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 Smiley Bar for Facebook you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.57%
Windows Vista 11.86%
Windows XP 11.86%
Windows 8 6.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.49%
Windows 7 Professional 7.51%
Windows 8.1 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.86%
  Germany 24.23%
  France 3.75%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  Australia 2.39%
  India 2.39%
  MK 2.05%
  Croatia 2.05%
  Belgium 1.71%
  DZ 1.71%
  Saudi Arabia 1.37%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Taiwan 1.02%
  Austria 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.48%
Dell 23.64%
Acer 19.39%
Toshiba 6.06%
Medion 6.06%
Samsung 4.24%
ASUS 2.42%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Intel 1.21%
Lenovo 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 1564 1.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.47%


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