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Should I remove FreePriceAlerts?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,157
United States Rank #4,882
Reach 0.0353%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 295.62 days
1105.57 days >
Average installed length: 580.89 days


2.3.5 100.00%

FreePriceAlerts 2.3.5

What is FreePriceAlerts?

FreePriceAlerts is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

About  (from myVBO)

FreePriceAlertsĀ® is a consumer shopping price engine owned and operated by myVBO. myVBO, founded in 2008, is a cloud-based solution for business that combines business reports, purchasing functionality and social media in one unified interface. FreePriceAlerts.com was born out of the technology we use to power myVBO's ...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
FreePriceAlerts has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.FreePriceAlerts.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreePriceAlerts
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~1\{DC338~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 1.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FreePriceAlerts 2.3.5

Program module:vbobho.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\FreePriceAlerts\vbobho.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • vbobho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreePriceAlerts' with the class of {A7C0A55C-300E-4193-8FB5-5DB8E6533D35}.

How do I remove FreePriceAlerts?

You can uninstall FreePriceAlerts 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FreePriceAlerts 2.3.5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 FreePriceAlerts.
  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 FreePriceAlerts 2.3.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.72%
Windows Vista 18.08%
Windows XP 8.90%
Windows 10 5.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.35%
Windows 10 Home 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.88%
  Canada 2.73%
  Saudi Arabia 0.43%
  Iran 0.34%
  Lebanon 0.26%
  Egypt 0.26%
  Jordan 0.17%
  Taiwan 0.09%
  Argentina 0.09%
  ET 0.09%
  BB 0.09%
  PR 0.09%
  Spain 0.09%
  SY 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.04%
Dell 29.23%
Toshiba 12.53%
Acer 10.23%
ASUS 2.92%
Lenovo 1.88%
Intel 1.46%
Samsung 0.84%
Sony 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.22%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%


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