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Old 11-16-04, 03:06 PM
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please help me get rid of "webrebates"

so i have this program (trojan?) that keeps popping up with "web rebates" while i'm surfing...

i've tried to delete the program, but it says "prog being used" -- i then went to windows task manager (XP) and tried to end the process called "webrebates0.exe" and webrebates1.exe", but every time i end the process, it simply comes back!

so i can't delete the actual program (or file) cause the damn program is constantly running and it won't allow it, and i can't end the process cause the damn thing keeps coming back.

can anyone help?

i've tried ad-aware 6.0, it doesn't take care of this problem.

please help!
Old 11-16-04, 04:01 PM
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Did you look in the add/remove programs. I had something similar and there was a rebates program in there that I was able to just remove and the problem went away.
Old 11-16-04, 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by Josh Hinkle
Did you look in the add/remove programs. I had something similar and there was a rebates program in there that I was able to just remove and the problem went away.
Yes, check the Add/remove first. This is adaware and you should have a toolbar for webrebates. This is installed by some "freeware" proggies.
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how incredibly stupid of me, i should have tried that first...

lo and behold, it was indeed listed as a program under add/remove; i removed it there and it's now history!

thanks for your help!
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Thanks for the feedback. Do you how it was installed.
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no idea...probably with something i had downloaded from download.com...
Old 11-18-04, 06:14 AM
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Originally posted by slateef
no idea...probably with something i had downloaded from download.com...

Thanks for the reply

Usually, during the install it will give you the option to not install the "additional" software. Most people will keep clicking "next" to installl a program! Take a little extra time to read the boxes will help prevent any additonal software from being installed on supposed "freeware" programs

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