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Remove Huge Rebates ads (Removal Instructions)

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About Huge Rebates:

Huge Rebates is an adware program, which was developed by CoFundraising, LLC.This application is promoted as a beneficial tool that helps to get cash back when shopping online. Although it may sound like it is a useful and great app, it is not. Our research team has also discovered that Huge Rebates has a few great reviews on Chrome Shop – however, all of them look fake, and we suspect that these reviews were written by promoters of this app. Moreover, we have also discovered that this CoFundraising company has also developed Purseperks adware (also known as Piggy). Even the website of this adware is exactly the same as Huge Rebates‘. Of course, these applications work exactly the same. Let us explain to you how.

Huge Rebates is an application that is supported by third-party companies. Therefore, HugeRebates works as a tool to promote third-party websites and to enlarge the web traffic of them. This program is also labeled as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it is known for the ability to slither into victim‘s computer unnoticeably. Once it does that, it installs its extensions to the web browsers and starts looking after what websites do you go to, what search terms do you use for your searches. Also, it can find out your IP address and e-mail address. Such and similar information helps Huge Rebates developers to understand what your interests are, and then this adware starts generating and displaying various advertisements for you. You may face banners, pop-ups, or in-text links injected with hyperlinks during your browsing time. Keep in mind that these ads by Huge Rebates are misleading and can only redirect you to untrustworthy third-party web pages. It is highly recommended NOT to surf through such pages because there is as chance to accidentally initiate an installation of a dangerous program. If you wish to avoid that, you should install an anti-malware program, for example, Reimage.

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How to avoid Huge Rebates hijack:

Questions about Huge Rebates ads

There are two possible ways for Huge Rebates PUP to enter your system:

  1. If you download it from its official website;
  2. If you install freeware or shareware carelessly and in a rush.

Let us explain the second point in detail. You should know that the developers of PUPs usually bundle their products together with legitimate free programs, so you have to be very careful when installing new programs to your computer. Before downloading any program from a particular website, read comments or reviews on that page and/or the program itself. Second, install the program correctly – avoid choosing ‘‘default/standard‘‘ installation option and choose ‘‘advanced/custom‘‘ mode instead. This selection allows you to customize the installation and review software components. If you have downloaded a bundled software pack, you will see a list of agreements to install optional programs. Remove the tick from all of them and then finish your installation. This way you will refuse any unnecessary apps and avoid potentially unwanted ones as well.

How can I remove this PUP from my computer?

Huge Rebates is not a malicious program; however, it will slow down your PC‘s performance as it uses its resources to load up the countless number of ads. Moreover, it provides vague promises and only seeks to redirect you to unreliable websites. Needless to say, this program is not advantageous and should not be kept on your system for no longer. If you want to remove Huge Rebates virus, you can accomplish that in two ways. The first method is to remove it using a reliable anti-spyware program. The second method is to use a removal guide and uninstall this program by yourself. For that, we have written instructions for you. You can find them below this article.

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 Huge Rebates ads, follow these steps:

Remove Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates and related programs
    Here, look for Huge Rebates 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'

Uninstall Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates 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'

Erase Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Huge Rebates ads 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, Huge Rebates should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates 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 Huge Rebates removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Jeremy says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 1:53 am

    The instructions were OK, thanks. I had a little hard time to find which programs to uninstall, but I deleted some that looked unfamiliar, and the ads are gone now, so I think I have selected the right ones for removal.

  2. uuber says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I had this program on my PC! Just use the instructions above to uninstall it. Annoying app. However, if yall do not want to waste time trying to find out how to uninstall PC parasites juts get an anti-spyware and you wont have to care about such adware or other PUPs anymore. It is really worth it. Better safe than sorry 🙂

  3. Mommy24 says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I dont understand how could I have fall for believing that this app is going to get my cash back! Im lucky that this app did not make me install viruses.

  4. petefreddo says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I thought it is a legitimate and useful program and I was deceived! I do not recommend it to anyone!

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