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Remove FunRebates (Simple Removal Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

What is the aim of FunRebates virus?

FunRebates virus is an adware program, which may seem like a useful tool at first glance but in fact, may bring various inconveniences to the user whose PC it infects. Therefore, you should not trust this application’s deceptive image. First of all, since it is an adware program, having this application installed on your system, you may expect numerous intrusive advertisements interfering your daily browsing. Even though this program itself does not cause any major security concerns, being perpetually bombarded by an extensive amount of ads may be annoying and distracting. On top of that, such strain to the system may decrease its speed performance and cause your browser to crash or freeze. If you are still wondering whether you should remove FunRebates from your system, we advise you not to hesitate and get rid of is as soon as possible. Here are some more arguments on why you should not wait any longer.

FunRebates ads can appear if you install FunRebates adware

Adware programs such as FunRebates hijack your browser and generate ads displaying them in all sorts of different forms, including pop-up, pop-under, in-text advertisements, banners as well as contextual advertisements. It is possible that some of these ads may appear in a new tab pages or browser windows at any given moment. Usually, ads by FunRebates look inviting and may contain some supposedly relevant information, yet, you should refrain from clicking them regardless of their content. You should avoid doing so, because such ads are usually only trying to trick you into visiting some third party websites, in this way increasing their traffic and possibly generating revenue. If you click on any of the FunRebates ads, you will be instantly redirected to various unknown websites, and some of them may be owned by some cyber-criminals. In this way, you risk getting your computer infected by other potentially hazardous programs or get scammed and lose money. What should also be noted, that all the popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Internet Explorer can have the FunRebates add-on installed. Safari users are not safe either since this virus also may target it.

How did FunRebates PUP enter my computer?

Questions about FunRebates

Before heading straight to the FunRebates removal tips, it is first useful to get acquainted with the ways this virus spreads and to find out about how to prevent this program from infecting your system. Typically to similar potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) this virus is distributed through the process of bundling. Possibly dangerous programs can get into your computer along with PDF creators, download managers, music players and other similar programs, especially free ones. As soon as you download such infected program, you will be offered to install it using “Standard” or “Default” installation setting (usually bolded as ‘recommended’). Many users rely on these settings; therefore, they later start experiencing symptoms of an infected computer. You should not trust these pre-selected settings and choose “Custom/Advanced” installation instead. It will help you monitor what additional programs are being installed on your computer.

You can easily eliminate this FunRebates adware using one of the following programs: Reimage (Windows) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Windows and Mac), but if you want to take matters into your own hands, please follow manual FunRebates removal instructions provided on page 2.

How do I remove FunRebates ads from my computer?

If your computer is infected and you have decided to remove FunRebates virus from your computer, you can do that either with a help of anti-malware programs or manually. If you want to delete this virus automatically, you will have to obtain some anti-spyware program, for instance, SpyHunter to scan your PC system with it. It will remove this and other possible threats from your system and will ensure your safe browsing in the future. In case of the second FunRebate removal method, you will have to spare some time and delete this virus and its related files yourself. Step-by-step instructions presented below will guide you through the process.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove FunRebates, follow these steps:

Uninstall FunRebates from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall FunRebates and related programs
    Here, look for FunRebates or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase FunRebates from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for FunRebates or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate FunRebates from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for FunRebates and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete FunRebates removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove FunRebates from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, FunRebates should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of FunRebates from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select FunRebates and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete FunRebates removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete FunRebates from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select FunRebates and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete FunRebates removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall FunRebates from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for FunRebates or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete FunRebates removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. KEnzo says:
    February 25th, 2016 at 7:24 am

    FunRebates is nothing but an annoying virus, I am so happy that I have finally removed it. Thanks to the guy who created this removal guide!

  2. Sarina says:
    February 25th, 2016 at 7:25 am

    happy happy happy!!! I have removed it on my own, without any help from others! thank you!!!!

  3. Plea.ted says:
    February 25th, 2016 at 7:26 am

    FunRebates is a pain in the ass…

  4. mavi says:
    February 25th, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Could not remove it manually, got Spyhunter, virus is gone. Voila! Plus, it secures my pc now =)

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