How to uninstall (remove) SmileFiles

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What is SmileFiles?

SmileFiles is a browser extension that comes bundled with other free applications and programs without the user’s consent. This program is not a virus, but it is necessary as a potentially unwanted programs. After penetration, SmileFiles displays a huge amount of publicity in the form of banners and coupons that may apply at the popular online stores, such as Amazon, eBay and others. According to the developers, SmileFiles was created to help users to make the most profitable buy and find the best deals, but the main goal of the developers – it is to make money. Most of the proposals are a swindle. In addition, SmileFiles can change the browser home page, and significantly reduce performance. SmileFiles may collect personal information and pass it on to third parties. If you find SmileFiles on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.

SmileFiles ads

How SmileFiles gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs come on a computer without consent of the user. User may not notice the penetration of these programs. SmileFiles comes bundled with other free downloads from popular sites. Typically, users do not attach importance to the conditions and suggestions. This is a mistake. Always read the user agreement to know what you are offering. Take your time. Try to follow closely the installation process and pay attention to the elements that are obscured or are written in small type. Select advanced installation type. Do not install programs that seem suspicious. Be careful! If your PC is already infected, then use the instructions that mentioned below to remove SmileFiles completely.

How to remove SmileFiles from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove SmileFiles

Or uninstall SmileFiles manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SmileFiles.
  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 SmileFiles 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 SmileFiles, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove SmileFiles from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find SmileFiles.
  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 SmileFiles.
  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 SmileFiles.
  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:


no information

Then remove following files:


smilefiles_downloader.exe
uninstall.exe

And following folders


C:Program FilesSmileFiles

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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