What is Facemoods?

Facemoods is a free software that allow you to diversify and enrich your communication in Facebook, various blogs and forums with the use a vast collection of smileys, winks and text effects. Facemoods toolbar can be downloaded from facemoods.com, and along with some freeware tools, some screensavers and Windows themes. Basically, Facemoods is not a virus or malware, but it receives many complains from the users who wish to uninstall Facemoods but do not know how to remove it completely. Really, the uninstallation process is a bit complicated. There are two ways to remove Facemoods – a manual one and an automatic. To read about a special automatic tool see the end of the article. Using the automatic tool is the best riddance of the Facemoods tool and any other unwanted program on your PC.

facemoods toolbar in internet explorer

How Facemoods gets on your PC?

Although Facemoods can be downloaded from publisher website: facemoods.com, main source of distribution is bundling with free software and spreading through banner ad network. Every time when you install something new to your PC look carefully and read license agreements. Even huge companies use such type of monetization (Java, Adobe). Learn how to remove Facemoods using detailed instructions below.

How to remove Facemoods from your computer?

To uninstall Facemoods remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Facemoods in their database. You can try to use them for removing Facemoods.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Facemoods

Or uninstall Facemoods manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Facemoods.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Facemoods and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Facemoods, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Facemoods from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Facemoods.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Facemoods.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Facemoods.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Value: facemoods
Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain
Value: http://start.facemoods.com/?a=w7th
Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopes{0D7562AE-8EF6-416d-A838-AB665251703A}
Value: Facemoods Search
Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellNoRoamMUICache
Value: facemoodssrv
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch
Value: SearchAssistant
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar
Value: facemoods Toolbar

Then remove following files:


And these folders

C:Program Filesfacemoods.com

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

mozilla firefox logo Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

internet explorer logo Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

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