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Should I remove SkypEmoticons?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,028
United States Rank #9,937
Reach 0.1940%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.84 days
762.28 days >
Average installed length: 400.52 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03%


What is SkypEmoticons?

During installation the software bundles various potentially unwanted programs (InstallMate, SearchNewTab, StarApp) as well as modifies the use's web browser home and search pages to wisesearch.info. In addition it installs and downloads (without the user's consent) various known malware/adware application including DownloadKeeper and SearchNewTab, both of which will hijack the user's web browser and run as browser extensions (BHO in Internet Explorer). The installer file is digitally signed by Daniel Hareuveni in Tel Aviv.

About  (from Daniel Hareuveni)

Liven up your online conversations with skypEmoticons. This tool provides a wide selection of conversation tools to help you better express yourself in more creative ways. Who says you can’t fully communicate over chat? skypEmoticons completes your skype chat experience by providing tools such as Emoticons, Display Pi...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 0% 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. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is se.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 11.14 MB (11,685,836 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SkypEmoticons.
se.exe (a8e982d615d2ffd066f591b6e4eabbe0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131020 Win32:Adware-AYT [PUP]
Panda Antivirus Adware/TSUploader
SkypEmoticons has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: skypemoticons.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SkypEmoticons\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SkypEmoticons\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SkypEmoticons

Program executable:se.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Res.dll - SE (SkypeEmoticons)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SE.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9063CA3-E3F4-49F8-A0A2-872DE0BED71F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SE.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'se' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SkypEmoticons\SE.exe /minimized.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\SkypEmoticons\SE.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008290798%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00047232%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00035676%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,962,495
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:94 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:35 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SkypEmoticons?

You can uninstall SkypEmoticons 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SkypEmoticons, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 SkypEmoticons.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.78%
Windows 10 18.44%
Windows XP 5.54%
Windows Vista 2.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.35%
Windows 7 Professional 13.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.51%
Windows 8.1 4.46%
Windows 8 Pro 3.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 9.70%
  MA 7.08%
  DZ 4.91%
  India 4.60%
  Saudi Arabia 3.49%
  Egypt 3.09%
  Indonesia 2.62%
  Israel 2.27%
  Philippines 2.06%
  TN 2.03%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Italy 1.98%
  IQ 1.93%
  Canada 1.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.47%
Acer 20.46%
Dell 19.74%
Toshiba 10.16%
ASUS 8.64%
Lenovo 4.05%
Samsung 3.94%
Intel 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.40%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.15%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.61%


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