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Should I remove Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,126
United States Rank #24,636
Reach 0.0022%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.61 days
706.10 days >
Average installed length: 371.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1.0 100.00%

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Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com 3.1.0

What is Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com?

This toolbar/web browser extension is ad/search-supported that is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.

Common symptoms include:
- Some web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Browser popups appear which recommend various offers.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Banner ads and contextual link ads for offers will popup or be included on the visited web pages.

About  (from myVBO)

Ziftr is a consumer shopping price engine owned and operated by myVBO. Ziftr is a powerhouse, and you're in control. Just think about the amount of sites, products, and deals we're sifting through! With a Ziftr profile, you'll have fast access to all those deals, plus our ever-expanding suite of personalized features...  Read more
Overview
Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com 3.1.0.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Ziftr.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ziftr Alerts
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~1\{DC338~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 3.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com 3.1.0

Program executable:FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe
Name:Ziftr Alerts (formerly FreePriceAlerts.com) Update Manager Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Ziftr Alerts\FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe
MD5:12a7dcf02fd241c7aa4342638da55c7c
Additional files:
  • FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe - Ziftr Alerts (formerly FreePriceAlerts.com) Update Manager Launcher
  • FpaUtility.dll - Ziftr Alerts (formerly FreePriceAlerts.com) Utility Library
  • FpaUpdater.exe - Ziftr Alerts (formerly FreePriceAlerts.com) Update Manager
  • vbobho.dll - Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • LinqBridge.dll - LINQBridge
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • vbobho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com' with the class of {A7C0A55C-300E-4193-8FB5-5DB8E6533D35}.
Scheduled Task
  • FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FpaUpdaterTask' (Next runs on 9/24/2013 at 10:16 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FpaUpdaterStart' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ziftr Alerts\FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe.

How do I remove Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com?

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Or, you can uninstall Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com 3.1.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ziftr Alerts - formerly FreePriceAlerts.com 3.1.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows Vista 16.13%
Windows XP 9.68%
Windows 8 9.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.84%
  United Arab Emirates 2.04%
  IQ 2.04%
  JO 2.04%
  Thailand 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Hewlett-Packard 32.14%
Toshiba 17.86%
Acer 3.57%
ASUS 3.57%
Sony 3.57%
Intel 3.57%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.57%
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TOSHIBA Satellite A215 3.57%
Sony VPCL2290X 3.57%

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