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Should I remove FreePriceAlerts?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,361
United States Rank #22,544
Reach 0.0028%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.07 days
591.96 days >
Average installed length: 311.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0 100.00%

FreePriceAlerts 3.0.0

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
Overview
FreePriceAlerts 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 FreePriceAlerts 3.0.0.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.FreePriceAlerts.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreePriceAlerts
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~2\{DC338~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 3.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FreePriceAlerts 3.0.0

Program module:vbobho.dll
FreePriceAlerts.com
Path:C:\Program Files\FreePriceAlerts\vbobho.dll
MD5:8d2d2b3ede13f300b19a2ae42b904b01
Additional files:
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • FpaUpdater.exe (by FreePriceAlerts.com) - FpaUpdater
  • FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe
  • FpaUtility.dll (by FreePriceAlerts.com) - FpaUtility
  • 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 'FreePriceAlerts' with the class of {A7C0A55C-300E-4193-8FB5-5DB8E6533D35}.
Scheduled Task
  • FpaUpdaterLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FpaUpdaterTask' (Next runs on 7/11/2013 at 6:13 PM).

How do I remove FreePriceAlerts?

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Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FreePriceAlerts 3.0.0, 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 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 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 6%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#38,361

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 12.96%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 9.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.55%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Windows 10 Home 7.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.01%
  Saudi Arabia 3.37%
  Canada 2.25%
  JO 1.12%
  Turkey 1.12%
  Egypt 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.42%
Dell 22.92%
Acer 14.58%
Toshiba 6.25%
Sony 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Gateway 4.17%
Samsung 2.08%
MSI 2.08%
Compaq 2.08%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Common models
eMachines ET1331G 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.92%
Toshiba DX730 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 1.96%

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