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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,776
United States Rank #4,269
Reach 0.0642%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.56 days
1196.45 days >
Average installed length: 628.64 days


VersionDistribution 0.24% 3.64% 16.76% 4.98% 3.32% 2.37% 4.19% 40.55% 5.61% 5.06% 0.16% 0.40% 5.69% 0.87% 2.29% 3.56% 0.08% 0.16% 0.08%


What is RebateInformer?

RebateInformer (RebateGiant) is a web browser plugin for Internet Explorer that monitors the web pages the user is visiting and checks against an affiliate database for various rebates and coupons related to the context of the products being shown in the browser. The RebateInformer web browser add-in analyzes web sites your browser visits and attempts to find deals associated with the merchant's product offerings. If RebateInformer sees a corresponding deal, it will attempt to inject an affiliate 'code' in order to collect various affiliate based commissions if a purchase is made while trying to offer you the best price of that particular product or show you an alternative product even if it is sold by a different merchant. RebateInformer also bundles various software during installation such as the Inbox.com Toolbar for RebateInformer.

About  (from Inbox.com)

RebateInformer is an optional application powered by RebateGiant. RebateGiant offers consumers money-saving services including cash back rebates, discount coupons, special promotions and free shipping offers from top brand providers. Our growing number of affiliate online retailers covers every category from apparel,...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RebateInformer.
RebateI.dll (4d4fc32d01654d3c8b16c6590e5d12e8) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod5d4.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.9080 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Inbox.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.09 PUP.Optional.RebateInformer.A
McAfee 5600.7266 Artemis!4D4FC32D0165
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7266 Artemis!4D4FC32D0165
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_GEN.F47V1015
RebateInf.exe (99ec717462bd684228a5fe399b53f576) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod684.Trojan.eed9
ESET-NOD32 9086 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Inbox.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.RebateInformer.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!99EC717462BD
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!99EC717462BD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1016
RebInf64.dll (3140f0ce334bdfb9d07db7bf8b4e1a44) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.RebateInformer.A
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_BHO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_BHO
       View all 17 all detections
RebateInformer 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.rebateinformer.com
Help link: www.rebateinformer.com/faq.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Inbox.com\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\RebateInformer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RebateInformer

Program executable:rebateinf.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\rebateinformer\rebateinf.exe
Additional files:
  • RebateI.dll - RebateInformer (RebateInformer Browser Object)
  • RebInf64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • RebInf64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {CCB69577-088B-4004-9ED8-FF5BCC83A039}.
  • RebateI.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {CCB69577-088B-4004-9ED8-FF5BCC83A039}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • RebateI.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • RebateI.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Inbox Toolbar' with a class of {D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RebateInf.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4EBB650F-99FD-4771-B3F1-86558E75944E}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7A8C094-DD31-4970-9A9E-4D9D562A8CB7}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • RebateInf.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RebateInformer' and executes as C:\Program Files1\REBATE~1\REBATE~1.EXE /STARTUP.
  • REBATE~1.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RebateInformer' and executes as C:\Program Files2\REBATE~1\REBATE~1.EXE /STARTUP.
Network connections
  • RebateInf.exe connects to (port 80).
  • RebateInf.exe connects to (port 80).
  • RebateInf.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0215635762%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01576832%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00579525%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove RebateInformer?

You can uninstall RebateInformer 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 RebateInformer, 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 RebateInformer.
  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 RebateInformer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.05%
Windows Vista 16.16%
Windows 10 8.64%
Windows XP 5.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.94%
Windows 7 Professional 4.86%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.88%
  United Kingdom 5.57%
  Germany 4.37%
  Australia 2.30%
  Canada 1.86%
  France 1.75%
  Iran 1.42%
  Mexico 1.15%
  Japan 1.09%
  Brazil 0.98%
  Ireland 0.71%
  India 0.55%
  Austria 0.33%
  Czech Republic 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.65%
Dell 22.12%
Acer 15.75%
Toshiba 14.41%
ASUS 4.25%
Samsung 1.56%
Lenovo 1.34%
American Megatrends 0.89%
NEC 0.78%
Medion 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.90%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.67%

About Inbox.com

Part of the Xacti network and developed by Crawler.com it distributes a free web based email service as well as a toolbar called the Inbox.com Toolbar.
Publisher URL: www.inbox.com


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