- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
One would expect a program like HugeRebates to help users find the best deals online. But this application is just an adware program that has been created to help its developers make money. Luckily, it does not infect your computer with malware (on purpose), steal your banking logins and passwords, or destroy your computer. However, the application still presents plenty of potential computer security issues that should not be ignored. You should remove HugeRebates before the situation falls out of hand. It should not be hard to terminate the program because it comes with an entry in the list of installed programs, so you can easily get rid of it via Control Panel.
Nevertheless, we should also pay attention at how this application gets distributed worldwide. There are at least two distribution methods employed by HugeRebates. For instance, there is this website at hugerebates.com that is considered the program’s official page. However, at the time of writing, when we accessed the page we were immediately redirected through several different adware homepages, and eventually we landed on joinpiggy.com. We can only assume that HugeRebates is a direct clone of Piggy, ForTheSchool, and other similar programs that have been released recently.
Aside from the official distribution source, the program can also travel bundled with freeware. In fact, quite a lot of users install HugeRebates in software bundles rather than individually. As a result, they do not even realize they allow this program to enter their computers. Once HugeRebates settles down, it makes use of tracking cookies to collect information on what you usually search for online. Adware programs require such information because they need data on your internet profile to generate commercial pop-up ads. This way, the program can tailor the ads directly for you, and it will make it seem as though the pop-ups contain something relevant.
Unfortunately, that is just one of the tactics employed by adware programs to generate profit. HugeRebates does not care where you will land when you click its ads. The program outsources the ad content to third-party advertising networks, and it is not responsible for the third-party content security. Thus, the application is actually really vulnerable to third-party exploitation, and if you are not careful enough, you might even get infected with malware. That is not something HugeRebates plans to do, but since the program has no control over whatever is shown in its ads, you need to take all the potential risks into consideration.
Whenever you encounter an application that poses threats to your system’s security, you need to get rid of it without any second thoughts. Please open your Control Panel and remove HugeRebates right now. If you think that you cannot terminate all the malicious files and applications on your own, you can always rely on a professional antispyware tool for that. Automatic spyware removal is also the most efficient way to protect your computer from harm. Not to mention that the computer security program of your choice will keep your PC safeguarded 24/7.
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How to Remove HugeRebates
Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8
Windows Vista & Windows 7