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Remove RebateInf.exe
Warning 5 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of RebateInf.exe.


rebateinf.exe has 5 known versions, the most recent one is rebateinf.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. It also provides a graphical interface (GUI) for the user to interact with it and contains an icon in the Windows notifictaion system tray (near the clock). By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 1.3 MB. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program RebateInformer from, Inc.. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 3.74 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 88 Bytes per minute for reads and 165 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is rebateinf.exe?

RebateInformer (RebateGiant) is a web browser plugin that analyzes web site visits and attempts to find deals and coupons. If RebateInformer sees a corresponding deal, it will attempt to inject an affiliate 'code' in order to collect various affiliate based commissions. RebateInformer also bundles various software during installation such as the Toolbar for RebateInformer.

About rebateinf.exe (from

RebateInformer is an optional application powered by RebateGiant. RebateGiant offers consumers money-saving services including cash back rebates, discount coupons, special promotions and free shipping


File name:rebateinf.exe, Inc.
Product name:RebateInformer
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\rebateinformer\rebateinf.exe

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of RebateInformer.), Inc.
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RebateInformer (RebateGiant) is a web browser plugin for Internet Explorer that monitors the web pages the user is visiting and checks against an affiliate database for various rebates and coupons rel...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of rebateinf.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'RebateInformer' → C:\Program Files1\REBATE~1\REBATE~1.EXE /STARTUP

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 5 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
ByteHero Trojan.Win32.Heur.Gen
Commtouch W32/Delf.AC.gen!Eldorado
F-Prot v6. W32/Delf.AC.gen!Eldorado
K7 AntiVirus 9.147.7536 Riskware
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1H6

VersionsAll file variations of rebateinf.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
6ed7589b3b3a46b4db8822b8f1f337e5 a0f9a0881a3ce8176b480916edabbd3f25d7211a 1.35 MB
fafab9c8c6a15554e80584b31ec00328 3f7633124252a26b54d3e96d2cc186ca941a8013 1.35 MB
4522da5ea444310bfa9ad5cbfbb9436a 203ad6ca0ae53c77ceafc90bc1031f0a1d306c2f 1.33 MB
3c1e8935aa5a768f0a5587db17aace41 69ea169aedb2dc2a1285a20f1cc887981ff717dd 1.27 MB
52c66659cddaedcadcd95be95863a35e b3b0d441e3dde414c7e0c8073ecac2ff53041280 1.2 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 52.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 41.18%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
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