RebateInformer by Inbox.com
Warning 5 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of RebateInf.exe.
rebateinf.exe has 5 known versions, the most recent one is 188.8.131.52. 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 Inbox.com, 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 Inbox.com Toolbar for RebateInformer.
About rebateinf.exe (from Inbox.com)
“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”
|Typical file path:||C:\Program Files\rebateinformer\rebateinf.exe|
Programs installed in
(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of RebateInformer.)
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
Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 5 of them detected the following malware.
|Antivirus engine||Engine version||Detection||File version|
|Trend Micro HouseCall
All file variations of rebateinf.exe
Distribution by Windows OS
|Microsoft Windows XP
|Windows 7 Ultimate N
|Windows 7 Professional