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Thursday, May 22, 2014

How to Disable RebateRobot From Popping Up

RebateRobot popup is an irritating adware that can be displayed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. RebateRobot usually comes bundled to free applications available on the Internet, such as music players, video recorders, download managers, etc. Once inside, RebateRobot will show up when users browse online. Instead of enhancing your browser experience, RebateRobot will result in many PC problems. RebateRobot popup distributes useless browser extensions, toolbars, plugins, adware, etc. Although they are not viruses, usually they interfere into users’ browsing and cause other problems. In most cases, these programs are supported by third parties.
To avoid the similar threat, make sure you always get your downloads from reliable sources and never click on suspicious messages like RebateRobot popup. Also be more careful with what websites you are visiting in order to avoid any adware that generate such messages. If you are already experiencing these issues, remove RebateRobot popup as soon as possible. You will have to detect the adware that is responsible for this annoying ad and remove it from your computer. Below it is explained how to do it.

Common symptoms caused by RebateRobot

a. Unfamiliar and questionable advertisements and fake alerts keep popping up on your screen.
b. Your PC system performance is too poor and your system works extremely slowly like a snail.
c. Once compromised, your PC makes for frequent freezing and system crash.
d. Unwanted malicious applications run in your PC.
e. All your search results specified by Google Chrome are redirected to unwanted and irritating ones. 

RebateRobot manual removal instructions

Before performing the manual removal of RebateRobot  reboot your computer and before Windows interface loads, press F8 key constantly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key. System will load files and then get to the desktop in needed option.

1. Launch the Task Manager by pressing keys Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, search for RebateRobot processes and right-click to end them.

2. Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

3. Tap Windows+R keys together to pop up the Run box, type in regedit and hit OK to open Registry Editor; then find out the following RebateRobot registry entries and delete:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ” ”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

4. Get rid of the listed files created by RebateRobot:

RebateRobot automatic removal tool

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, etc. It is important to notice that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step 1. Click the Download icon to install SpyHunter in your PC.

Step 2. After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.

Step 3. Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the threats on your PC.

Friendly reminder: Manual removal of RebateRobot virus is kind of complicated, which requires sufficient expertise in handling files and registries. No slight mistake would be allowed to make, otherwise it will lead to system crash or data loss which you can never buy even spending money. For the prevention of messing up the whole system, it’s suggested to install Spyhunter to get your problem fixed safely and completely. 

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