Do you know what SkyEmoji is?
SkyEmoji is a suspicious application that has potential to harm your system’s security and even your privacy. This program is supported by advertisements, which might expose you to unreliable third-party websites. Besides, this application can also hijack your browsers and set a suspicious third-party search tool as the home page. That is not only annoying, but also holds some dangers in itself. However, there may be even more threats hiding on your computer if you have been infected with SkyEmoji. If you do not handle these issues in time, you may leave backdoors for cyber criminals to misuse your computer or steal vital information from you. The best you can do as a start is to remove SkyEmoji, but that may not be the end of the road.SkyEmoji screenshot
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This application provides you with a pop-up desktop window that can be activated from the Taskbar, and it shows you all kinds of emoticons. You can insert them into your Skype chats with a single click. But most of the icons are actually the same as the ones you can use from Skype. What really makes this application suspicious is the third-party ads it displays. Apart from being very annoying and disruptive if you want to take a normal surfing session on the web, these ads might also take you to potentially infected websites once you click on them. Of course, the first line of defense would be not clicking on any ads.
But you need to know that this adware can collect all kinds of information about your online activities, which enables third-parties to send customized ads to your computer screen. The single intention behind that is to make you click on the ads that appear to be relevant to you since the developers or cyber criminals can only make money if you actually click on those ads. But once you do so, there is a chance that you may end up on an unreliable website, and that has its unfavorable consequences. Deleting SkyEmoji from your computer definitely lessens the chance of being scammed; however, you need to stay away from unfamiliar and questionable websites as well, if you want to keep your PC clean.
You can find some information about SkyEmoji on its official website at skyemoji.com, but downloading the application from there already raises questions; at least, if you have proper antimalware software and click on the download button. Before you could hit the Save File button, the security tool may warn you that you are about to download a potentially unwanted program, which is, in fact, detected as a toolbar from the same developer, Montiera Ltd., who created this adware. However, it is quite possible that most users have never even visited that website, but downloaded some free software, and, as a surprise, SkyEmoji was bundled with it. The only problem is that there may have been other adware apps and browser hijackers as well in the same package.
Hopefully, now you see why it is important that you get rid of SkyEmoji ASAP. If you follow the instructions below this article, you can deal with this adware within a few minutes. Unfortunately, handling the SkyEmoji situation does not mean that your computer is totally safe to use. If you want to make sure there are no other infections, you should run a full system scan, too. We recommend using a trustworthy antimalware program that can identify all existing malware infections and eliminate them all.
SkyEmoji Removal from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
- Right-click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted program.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Click on the Windows button for the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program, find the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs and remove the unwanted program.
How to restore your Home Page
- Tap Alt+T and click Options.
- Select General on the left.
- Press Restore to Default.
- Tap Alt+T and choose Internet options.
- On the General tab, press “Use default”.
- Click OK.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Under On Startup choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Press Set pages and overwrite the home page URL.
- Click OK.
In non-techie terms:
SkyEmoji is an intrusive ad-supported program that might put your system’s security at risk if you keep it on your PC. It does not only annoy you with advertisements, it can also hijack your browsers. What’s more, this adware can also come with other infections onto your computer, which means more problems that you may be able to handle manually. That is why we suggest that you use a professional malware removal application that can automatically sort out all of your system security issues.