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rebate-informer-officialMany legitimate applications, especially those developed as online shopping assistants, tend to collect user information. In many cases, such browser extensions may be downloaded onto computers in software packages, alongside other applications. Thus, they may be treated as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). RebateInformer may be described as such an application designed to inform users about various deals, discounts and rebates online. Its primary file is RebateInf.exe. To prevent the collection of sensitive details, users who have noticed the app and haven’t downloaded in willingly should proceed towards its complete uninstallation.

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Description of RebateInformer

RebateInformer has been around for quite some time. It is, in fact, a legitimate browser extension developed by Inbox.com and powered by RebateGiant. It is set to analyze website visits to find deals. When the app finds a matching offer, it will try to inject an affiliate code so that affiliate based commissions are collected.

RebateInformer can be downloaded from its official website rebateinformer.com where a first-time user $5.00 cash back bonus is offered. It may also be promoted on various freeware and shareware pages. However, there is one more probable distribution technique for such products and it is called bundling. Software bundling means that the app was downloaded with another product because it was included in its package under the ‘advanced’ or ‘custom’ option. Fast clicking the ‘next’ button during installation often leads to such unwanted downloads.

On the other hand, RebateInformer is reported to bundle other products in its download packages, such as the Inbox.com Toolbar.

Here are screenshots of Rebate Informer’s Privacy Policy:

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Risk Evaluation of RebateInformer. RebateInf.exe

According to security research done by VirusTotal, malware has been detected in RebateInformer’s executable – RebateInf.exe. At the very least, the application may be treated as riskware or PUA (potentially unwanted application). Seven AV programs have detected RebateInformer as troublesome. Some (Trend Micro HouseCall, ByteHero) have even discovered Trojan components in it. Hence, its removal is highly recommended.

RebateInformer Uninstallation Issues

Several users have reported having issues while attempting to uninstall the program from their systems using Control Panel.

One thing that can be tried to uninstall completely RebareInformer is following these actions:

→Go to Start Menu -> My Computer -> Local Disc (C: ) -> Program Files -> select RebateInformer -> Delete it

Lastly, scanning the system is highly advisory since it may have brought other PUPs or may have changed Registry keys without the user’s knowledge or permission.

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1. Remove/Uninstall RebateInformer

1. Remove/Uninstall RebateInformer in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall RebateInformer.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove RebateInformer from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select RebateInformer and click “Remove

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    After RebateInformer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate RebateInformer and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After RebateInformer is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select RebateInformer to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After RebateInformer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on RebateInformer
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall RebateInformer. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the RebateInformer will be removed.

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