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Smiley's My daughter accidentally downloaded adult xxx smiley faces to our yahoo messenger.  I have done everything shy of formatting my hardrive to get these removed.  I removed the smiley folder completely from my yahoo folder in my computer.  Please if anyone knows how to remove these terrible smiley faces from my yahoo messenger it would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    Well....i've got te same problem....
    It had been working right till then...donno wat had happened, but i had installed some new programs and stuff.


  • queenzmob Dec 19, 2008

    Yes I removed the program.  The smiley's are still there.  I also went into the media in Yahoo Msgr and removed the entire smiley file.  I did a system restore as well to before I installed them with no success. 


  • theycallmeti Jan 18, 2009

    need help please!!!!!!! Ive tried Everything!!!!!!!

  • luvalatte523 Feb 13, 2009

    I cant get rid of the xxx smileys..

  • txdfwguy74 Mar 31, 2009

    I completely uninstalled Yahoo, deleted the folder completely, removed Yahoo from the registry. Then I started my computer (Vista), downloaded the latest Yahoo IM, installed it, and it STILL has the xxxsmiles on it. I have no idea what to do or where they could be located.

  • txdfwguy74 May 11, 2010

    Oops, just noticed date of Smithbrother's post... thought he was responding to me, so I "replied" to him. My error.

  • txdfwguy74 May 11, 2010

    As stated below...
    I completely uninstalled Yahoo, deleted the folder completely, removed
    Yahoo from the registry. Then I started my computer (Vista), downloaded
    the latest Yahoo IM, installed it, and it STILL has the xxxsmiles on
    it. I have no idea what to do or where they could be located.



  • txdfwguy74 May 11, 2010

    Where else could they be located? I cannot find them anywhere and I've done everything shy of reformatting the hard drive. Nothing gets rid of them!

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you tried deleting the whole yahoo messanger and reinstalling it? 

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I found where they are located!!!! YES!!!!

In Vista do this:

First, make hidden folders visible:
- Click the MS 'start' Icon in bottom left
- Click Computer
- Click Organize
- Click Folder and Search Options
- Click View tab
- Click the radio button next to "Show hidden files and folders"

Second, navigate to this directory (if you don't do #1, you can't do this because the AppData folder is hidden):
C:\Users\[YourUserName]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Media

3. Delete the directory "Smileys" inside there.

They are gone!


Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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    Karthick K Jun 10, 2011

    amazing, now its gone. so much thanks to u!!!!!!!!

  • Tim Donnelly Nov 11, 2011

    You are awesome. I've been living with those raunchy little things for too long. I tried everything else. Thank you.

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Normal 0 You can delete it by clicking the folder where you placed them. Right click on the folder and press "Delete". Your YM emoticons will return to normal after that, or remove them if you downloaded through Internet, by going to control panel and select add/remove program find and press change/remove.
Hope this helps. Budve

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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