XoXoEmoticons is a browser hijacker. XoXoEmoticons redirects the browser’s default homepage, search engine, and new tab. XoXoEmoticons redirects the browser.
XoXoEmoticons is regularly manifested on the internet as a helpful homepage. In fact, XoXoEmoticons is a browser hijacker that gathers all kinds of browsing data such as search queries and cookies out of your browser and alters the browser’s new tab page.
The statistics gathered by XoXoEmoticons are used for advertising employment. The statistics are sold to advertising networks. Because XoXoEmoticons collects data out of your browser, XoXoEmoticons is likewise categorized as a spyware program (browser hijacker).
When XoXoEmoticons is installed, you will notice the following:
- The default search engine and new tab page in your browser are redirected to XoXoEmoticons.
- You notice a new XoXoEmoticons toolbar in your browser.
- XoXoEmoticons might show advertisements and track your search queries within your browser.
XoXoEmoticons browser extension will deploy itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser after successful infiltration. Note that no browser developer yet marks this browser hijacker as potentially dangerous.
If your browser’s default homepage, new tab, and search engine have changed to XoXoEmoticons and the XoXoEmoticons browser extension has been installed in your browser, remove the XoXoEmoticons extension as quickly as possible from your web browser settings. Also, make sure to remove adware from your computer!
Uninstall XoXoEmoticons extension from Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome
- Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
- Find the “XoXoEmoticons” browser extension and click Remove.
Can’t remove the XoXoEmoticons extension because the extension is managed?
Uninstall XoXoEmoticons extension from Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
- Find the “XoXoEmoticons” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the XoXoEmoticons extension.
Select Remove from the menu to remove XoXoEmoticons from the Firefox browser.
Uninstall XoXoEmoticons add-on from Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer
- Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
- Open Manage Addons from the menu.
- Remove XoXoEmoticons from Extensions and Toolbars.
- On the left open Search Providers settings.
- Find XoXoEmoticons Search and Remove XoXoEmoticons Search.
Do you still have XoXoEmoticons in Internet Explorer?
- Open Windows Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
- Select XoXoEmoticons and click Uninstall.
- Follow XoXoEmoticons uninstall instructions.
Remove XoXoEmoticons with Malwarebytes
I recommend removing XoXoEmoticons with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.
XoXoEmoticons adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove XoXoEmoticons with Malwarebytes.
- Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
- Click Scan to start a malware-scan.
- Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
- Once completed, review the XoXoEmoticons detections.
- Click Quarantine to continue.
- Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.
You have now successfully removed XoXoEmoticons from your computer and browser.