If you're using Webshots Desktop offline, you can still use it.... more on that later.
First, of course, you need to remove Smile... which was invasive to say the least.
If you want to see more on this debacle, see the Facebook page for Webshots... at least until they remove all the negative comments.
OK... First, stop it from running. Either close it from the task notification area, or, stop all processes that have either 'smile' or 'webshots' in them.
Then, try to remove it using Add/Remove programs...and then search for all files or folders that have 'smile' or 'webshots' in it.... and also the term 'supplant'.... as smile put in some files called 'webshots supplant'....reboot and check again. Smile put some files in the prefetch files, so that's why the repetition.
You should now be good and have it uninstalled, but you can still use the old webshots software, but you can't get it from Smile/Webshots.... but it's readily available online. Then search for either 'WebshotsDesktopSetup.exe' (I think CNET still hosts it)... or, an older one: 'wbsamp5.exe'.... install that....and then never update.
I've used the free version of Webshots for many years and now that they are becoming Smile, they are no longer free. Does anyone know how to remove Webshots or Smile from my PC? I contacted Webshots and asked how to remove it, their only option was for me to transition to Smile. Not an option on a limited budget. I looked at the Control Panel in Programs and Features and neither is listed there. It is not listed in the Startup menu either. Where else can I look? Do I have to edit the Registry File? Thanks for your suggestions, morlaine