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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow internet connection
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

VBates

Vbates is a program that might enter your system rather secretly; however, you can download it from its official website v-bates.com yourself. In either way, we do not recommend keeping this program on your system because you might not only infect it with malicious software, but also experience other problems that Vbates might cause. You will not be able to escape from them easily because this program is compatible with all the major browsers, which are Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Thus, if you do not want to experience any problems, you should definitely remove Vbates from the system.

Even though Vbates promises you different gifts and other rewards for your online activities like shopping online, you should not believe any of its words because it will definitely not act as promised because it is just an advertising-supported application. It means that you will notice various coupons on different online shopping websites like amazon.com, ebay.com, and similar. As you might suspect, you will not be able to do shopping freely because all those deals will keep appearing without prior notice and permission. It is also very probable that you will click on them consciously or accidentally and thus end up in unreliable websites. As you might know, such websites might contain malicious components that might infiltrate into your system easily.

Another suspicious fact about Vbates is the observation that it might collect information regarding your browsing processes. Thus, you should know that your search queries, your browsing history, and other relevant information is known for third parties. Of course, it claims that this data will be used for the improvement of the overall service. In addition, they state that it is also necessary in order to provide relevant advertisements. However, if you feel like Vbates is spying on you, you should definitely remove it from the system as soon as possible.

You should not expect that Vbates will start acting somehow beneficially one day, which is why it is better to get rid of it without further considerations. You can do that manually or automatically. Instructions for the manual removal can be found below; however, if you want to do that automatically, do not forget to acquire a reliable security tool, for instance, SpyHunter. This tool will not only detect and remove different kinds of threats, but also protect your system from more serious infections.

How to remove Vbates

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Locate the program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable software and then click Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Right-click on the background and then select All apps.
  3. Click on the unwanted program.
  4. Select the Uninstall button.
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How to manually remove VBates

Files associated with VBates infection:

PrefHelper.exe
unins000.exe
startsc.bat
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
guardsvc.exe
Extension64.dll
v-bates.exe
NMHClient.exe
Extension32.dll
notifier.exe

VBates DLL's to remove:

Extension32.dll
Extension64.dll

VBates processes to kill:

PrefHelper.exe
notifier.exe
v-bates.exe
unins000.exe
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
NMHClient.exe
guardsvc.exe
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