Smiley Bar for Facebook - how to remove?
Smiley Bar for Facebook is a browser add-on which ads emoticons to user's Facebook Chat, this browser extension is developed by Status Winks. While this browser add-on may seem useful and harmless in reality it may be categorized as being spyware. When Smiley Bar for Facebook in installed on one's computer it will track user's Internet surfing and the collected information may be sold to third parties. Most commonly this browsers add-on is installed on users Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) together with some free software downloaded from the Internet.
Users should be careful when downloading and installing freeware - many developers of such software are bundling their programs which additional browser plug-ins to monetize their free products. Furthermore such unwanted browser extension may be installed on user's computer using deceptive online ads (users are tricked into installing such add-ons) - Smiley Bar for Facebook may be bundled with video codec downloads, video player plug-ins etc.
Smiley Bar for Facebook doesn't add any significant value to Internet users and in return it wants to track one's Internet surfing habits. If you feel that this browser add-on was installed on your computer without your consent you should use the provided removal guide to eliminate this unwanted browser add-on from your computer.
Smiley Bar for Facebook removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "Smiley Bar for Facebook" (Status Winks)" select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "Smiley Bar for Facebook" (Status Winks)" select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling Smiley Bar for Facebook scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Remove Smiley Bar for Facebook from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Smiley Bar for Facebook from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Status Winks related entries (Smiley Bar for Facebook) and disable this entry.
If you continue having problems with removal of Smiley Bar for Facebook you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Smiley Bar for Facebook from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Smiley Bar for Facebook" select this entry and click on a trash can icon.
Remove Smiley Bar for Facebook from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Smiley Bar for Facebook".
If you continue having problems with removal of Smiley Bar for Facebook - you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.