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Complete guide on how to remove facemoods

I wrote an article about how to get rid of Facemoods search before. But it seems people are thirsty to find out how to remove facemoods software completely. Therefore I decided to rewrite and update this article.

People install this software in two ways.

01.Mozila Firfox Addon
02.Facemoods web site

01. Here is how to remove Facemoods if you have installed it as an add-on on Firefox.

Open Firefox and Tools –> Add-ons
firefox tools add ons

Find the “Facemoods” extension and hit on “Uninstall
firefox add ons uninstall facemoods

And restart the Firefox 😀

02. Remove facemoods if you have installed it from their web site.

In this way facemoods installs on your computer extensively. That means it is installsed in all the browsers.

Go to “Control Panel” and open Add or Remove Programs. Find the “Facemoods” application from the list and simply hit on “Remove” button.
add or remove programs uninstalling

Not finish yet. Open your Firefox you can see Facemoods enhanced search and the toolbar is still there. To remove these go to “Tools” and hit on “Add-ons” uninstall the facemoods extension like we did earlier.
firefox add ons uninstall facemoods

Restart the browser. Now you can see facemoods toolbar has disappeared.
Firefox facemoods search

But Facemoods enhanced search is still there. I do not think that you will be happy if some other search engine takes over your browsers. Actually facemoods changes core setting in Firefox. Sounds advanced ahh ? 😀

Type “about:config” (without quotes) and press enter.
firefox aboutconfig

Hit on “I’ll be careful, I promise” button
hit on I'll be careful I promise

Type “facemoods” in the filter bar.

And it will bring you everything relevant to facemoods. Right click on the “browser.startup.homepage” (first one) and hit on “Reset”
right click on browser.startup.homepage reset

Hit on “Reset” on “keyword.URL” as well
right click on keyword url reset

Restart the browser you will see facemoods has disappeared.

With Google chrome

Click on “Customize and control google chorme” and go to “Options”
Google chrome Options

Change home page to and Hit on “Manage”
Google chrome Options manage

Select “Google” and hit on “Make Default”
Google make defult

Select “Facemoods” and hit on “Remove”
Google chrome remove facemoods

With Internet Explorer

Go to “Tools” and hit on “Internet Options”
Internet Explorer Tools Internet options

Hit on “Use Default”
Internet Options hit on Use Defaults

You are done.


(Note: This article was old but I had to do some major changes to this blog. Therefore I loosed all comments for this page.)

90 thoughts on “Complete guide on how to remove facemoods

  1. bedee

    I tried all the fields regarding “facemoods” and “search” in about:config but I wouldn’t guess the “keyword.URL” one.
    Thanks a lot, now everything is back to normal.

  2. Bob Hopkins

    Thanks man, good work on details of removing this ‘wart’ of a program. I use all 3 of these browsers and had managed to sort IE & chrome out but firefox had me stumped until the config stuff. 🙂

  3. sharan

    thanks a lot man
    i googled a lot but couldn’t find how to remove facemoods search
    thanks to about:config and you 🙂

  4. Lene

    The seachpage for facemood loads while I press CTRL + T in Internet Explorer, how can I make that go away so that it loads with the default blank page??

  5. Leonardo Marques

    I tried to uninstall facemood from Internet Explorer, but it still working as my deafult home page. Is it only change the page in tools<options ?? There is something else that i cand do ? Thank U !

  6. uzma

    Thankyou so much….!! The best and most systematic, and very very helpful information I could locate after days of trouble. thanks a lot

  7. darr

    Thank you for the information I guess but you should be very concerned that this horrible virus has targeted Firefox. It probabmy came from Microsoft . Most people will not go tp the trouble of finding the solution and will simply delet your browser.

  8. Richard Roe

    I cannot remove facemoods as my default search engine. It is the default search engine and the “remove” cannot be selected. I removed facemoods from my computer but have not been able to remove it as my search engine. Can you give me a suggestion that will work.

  9. Wayne Cooper

    I tried as you said but I had no “Keyword.URL….just..
    1 Browser search
    2 extensions facemoods.aflt
    3 extensions facemoods.firstrun
    4. extensions facemoods.lastactv
    when I do as you suggested with the first and set it to ‘reset’ it still shows the facemoods search bar…even after a restart
    Firefox 3.6.15
    Any further advice would be most welcome as this garbage is most unwanted.

  10. Wayne Cooper

    As Randy Newman said….Please excuse my unfocused words…I was flying blind…I lost my mind…….. WORKED SPLENDIDLY….SECOND TRY!!..
    Must have had a brain fart…Thank you SO MUCH!!!

  11. Wayne Cooper

    Interestingly enough the SAME search bar is on IE and your method does not seem to get rid of it although easy to rid the homepage etc.
    Any suggestions for the search window problem with IE 7?

  12. Olaf

    Thy for this guide! Do you have any idea how to remove the leftovers “extensions.facemood.aflt” and the other ones? It’s kinda annoying and I just don’t want to kill my FF and reinstall.


  13. Mário

    Thank you very much.
    I’ve been annoyed by this facemoods that I nearly gave up using Firefox.

    This search thing screwed up the navigation speed. But now it’s OK.

    Again, thank you.

  14. Tom


    I was REALLY fed up with this stupid facemood thing. Then I followed your instructions but the search engine entry would still not disappear.

    Strangely enough, after going back to “Software” and uninstalling Pidgin, it was gone.

    Thanks for the tutorial anyway 🙂

  15. Mari

    OMG THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, this FACEMOODS I accidently downloaded was seriously bugging me, I couldn’t get rid of it.

  16. Anne O'Mause

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! The stupid Facemoods was stuck on my computer and I really needed help so once again thank YOU!

  17. Jeff

    Thank you so very much for your extremely helpful instructions for removal of the facemoods malware from my internet search engines. I will keep your website in mind when I may have similar problems in the future.

  18. Reddiamonds

    Thank you so much, Nimantha; what a cool name, by the way. You absolutely rock!
    Like someone else said, I’ll never look at facemoods again, especially those horrible blinking white envelopes.

  19. thierbox

    and hoew you make it for google chrome. this it is a nightmare. I didn’t install it. i don’t for where it come from. the only program i install was a screen capture call patato and from this moment start my nightmare and on the top i was not abble to install it. please tell me how to take it off from my chrome. Thanksssssssssssss

  20. István Tisser

    Hi Nimantha Dias! Thanks for your help, I tried everything, I thought I never get rid of it, Facebook picked up, reorganized my PC! Yu has been implemented. Really, really thank you!

  21. J Robles

    I was about to hire a technician to get rid of that facemood unwanted search, your help has been wonderful, thanks!

  22. KeyofEarle

    I have Chrome. I followed every single one of your instructions, checking and double-checking. It still won’t get off. How do I delete this thing???? It’s so frickin’ annoying. I even removed it from my Programs in the control panel, and it persists. Help please.

  23. Wei

    Hi. Many thanks for your informative guide on how to remove this Facemoods plague. However, after following your instructions carefully, search results from Facemoods still appear when I type a word(not a website URL) in the URL box and press ‘Enter’. My control panel on Vista does not have the ‘Add or Remove Programs’ function and so I used the ‘Uninstall Programs’ function instead. Can you PLEASE help me on this? 🙂 Thank You.

  24. Mike

    Hello there, thx for your help. I have firefox 5 on my system (win7x64). After i did all these, firefox google toolbar and firefox URL address returns me google results when i type something. But when i open firefox and the home page ( opens and i type something in there, then my results open with facemood…

    1. efroriz

      The same happens to me. I’ve followed this guide for FireFox and even deleted every registry key related to Facemoods, but when I type in a search in FF’s homepage, the results are provided by Facemoods. Also, how about those other Facemoods lines in FF’s about:config menu? Can’t you get rid of them?

  25. gem

    Thank you. I just returned home from 3 weeks in the hospital. Was home a couple of days and found this nightmare facemoods on my start up page firefox 4 – made mistake of taking off 4 and then put on firefox 5 and did not get rid of. This became a problem as Firefox 5 says not comparable with my security program. But that is another issue. Took facemoods off from Control panel but did not work. (I did not put on in the first place either) … just appeared – but had been on Facebook (where came from?) the night before and did not log out – not sure if that is where came from. All and all I’ve put in over 12 hours or more over several days trying to get rid of this as slowed my computer down considerably and especially emails. Thank you for your solution. It worked. I saw when researching at first on Internet but was afraid when said caution if you proceed could warrant your computer. But today tried and worked. You are a wonder Nimantha and by comments … you’ve helped many folks. When folks get hit by (trojan or virus or such as this was) (and I had programs for protection and malware running … cause so much harm – well is so frustrating. I am also disabled and the thought of having to pay someone to fix this and how to pay was so stressful. Thank you again.

  26. Mahar

    just as you planned, Facemoods, unwanted unwelcome and uninvited is uninstalled. The way you delicately navigated me through a sensitive area of the computer makes me feel I am still in charge of this machine. Thank you for your outstanding support.

  27. Karin-Renate

    Someone totally slap the maker(s??) of this facemoods-cr4p silly!!! THANKS Nimantha for this guide, totally ban the piece of foul-ware junk that is facemoods .. bleeeeeerrghh!

  28. phil wilson

    I think it worked on FF, but I did not have the URL key to click on or the browser choice. I still have facemoods as a search engine choice on the pull down. Is there anyway to delete that?

  29. Enni

    Thank you for the step by step guide, the most comprehensive. I was able to remove the facemoods search from the navigation bar following your instructions.

  30. louis

    Thank you so much,
    I did this on both chrome and internet explorer.. for internet explorer, if you want to get the little icon things to go away all you need to do is go to toolbar and disable them (facemoods).
    Lol, it actually feels satisfying knowing I got rid of them (:

  31. victim

    Thank you pretty much. I downloaded something and this “crap” – if i may use this term – came with it and screwed my settings, such as the search engine and start page. Who knows, what else this thing did!

  32. Tharindha

    Nice work bro. You saved lot of my time. If I found your article earlier I would save lot of time which I was googling on removing this facemood crap. Thank you very much.

  33. Calvin J.

    I simply wish to convey my thanks for your help with about:config in gettin’ rid of Facemoods. Thanks ! I was really getting irritated with this intrusive crap. Really irritated! Your advice was excellent, did the job! Thanks again!

  34. John

    Wow! I thought this thing had beat me – I was missing one step in Google Chrome and your tutorial is the best….thanks so much!

  35. someone that doesnt get rid of facemoods

    i cant get rid of it cause when i put the option on google chrome, in default i dont find facemoods i want to get rid of it! cause even in facebook those facemoods are still there!

  36. Jane

    Maybe the Facemoods cretins got wise to your removal suggestions because when I follow the instructions and get to the “Search Engines” part, Google Chrome is already my default browser and Facemoods is listed as one of the other choices. But there is no Remove option. Actually there are no “Add” or “Edit” options either. Maybe Chrome has an updated version since your original post.

    If you are still checking this message board, it would be great if you could take a look at what Chrome is doing now and suggest a fix. Of course, there is always the option that I may be missing something but I don’t think I have. Thanx.

  37. Laurence

    Hi, I’ve done what you suggested and can’t see it in my programmes list but when I run a Spybot search and destroy it tells me it’s still there and can’t be fixed! Any suggestions?

  38. Ian

    Tried everything! Do not have or use Firefox; facemoods no longer listed under Add/Remove programs in Control Panel. Cannot access Google Chrome at all now as it defaults to facemoods even though the default page is Chrome!
    If I change Internet Explorer to default Google Chrome, it opens facemoods!!!
    Surely this has to be illegal!

  39. Jax

    Just a heartfelt thank you for your solution. I had been working on this ‘situation’ for hours, and finally found your website. Its the last piece, “about:config” that was the key. It works! Very much appreciated.

  40. googli

    I used to be suggested this blog by way of my cousin. I am not positive whether this publish is written by way of him as nobody else understand such specific approximately my trouble. You are incredible! Thank you!

  41. Shady ISSA

    Thank you so much for this wonderful HELP removing this unsupportable “Facemoods” to be my main browser search on Firefox!!


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