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Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's


There is no end to browser extensions that are supposed to help you save money online. Rebateinformer is one of such browser add-ons. On the surface it does not seem to be dangerous, and it is very likely that Rebateinformer is a legitimate application, but it still falls under the potentially unwanted programs category, because of possible intrusive behavior. However, it is very easy to remove Rebateinformer manually, so you should not panic if you find the program’s pop-ups on your browser each time you access the Internet. Simply make sure that you remove all the applications related to this extension.

According to the official webpage at, if you use the extension you can save up to $1000 with the extension’s rebates and discounts. If you install the extension on your browser Rebateinformer notifies you of rebates and coupons available for free whenever you browse main search engines. Based on the information on the websites, Rebateinformer brings you rebate offers from over a thousand popular online stores, including Wen, Nordstrom, Sears, Verizon, Webroot and others. In general, there is nothing wrong with Rebateinformer, but some security issues may arise if you install the full version of the program.

There are users who think that Rebateinformer is a browser hijacker, because the installation of this extension results in unsolicited modification of your browser settings. But does it really? The truth is that when you go through RebatInformer’s setup, you are asked whether you want to enable Toolbar for RebateInformer on default browser, and if you do not need the toolbar, you can choose not to install it by un-ticking the box. In another installation step, Rebateinformer offers to set as your default search engine and home page. In this case you can also opt out by simply removing ticks from the option boxes.

However, if you go through the setup process blindly, toolbar will be installed on your default browser and your home page will be changed. This way, you will be totally exposed to a commercial content via pop-ups. The home page modification and commercial pop-ups are more annoying than dangerous, but it such browser extensions as Rebateinformer are primary targets for malicious exploitations. So it would not be surprising to see pop-ups with corrupted content appear on your screen. To prevent potential infections from entering your PC, you are expected to remove Rebateinformer from your system.

How to uninstall Rebateinformer

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the corner.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and select Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove RebateInformer and Toolbar.
  4. Select Restore Internet browser’s default search settings option on toolbar uninstallation dialog box and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove RebateInformer and Toolbar.
  3. When Toolbar Uninstallation dialog box appears, mark Restore Internet browser’s default search settings. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall RebateInformer and Toolbar.
  3. Select Restore Internet browser’s default search settings option on Toolbar Uninstallation dialog box and click Uninstall.

Remove Search from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left.
  3. Right-click Search and remove it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines and remove Search from the list. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  3. Delete Search from the list and click Done.

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How to manually remove Rebateinformer

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