What is VBates?
VBates is an adware application that is designed to display various coupons and discount offers. This application is supposed to improve your online shopping experience. A lot of users do not purchase the goods they want because of high prices. VBates, on the other hand, offers to find all the possible coupons for the goods you want, allowing you to purchase them at an optimal price. It may seem that the application is really useful, but computer security experts label it as a potentially unwanted application and you are strongly recommended to remove VBates from your computer.
Where does VBates come from?
VBates is distributed at v-bates.com. The website can be viewed in English and in German. It also has a Log in feature, which means that VBates intends to create a big customer base. The application definitely does not strike as a malicious plug-in, but with every similar add-on we have to be really careful.
Apart from the official v-bates.com website, our security researches suggest that VBates may also arrive bundled with unreliable installers. Thus, whenever you need to install a new application, make sure you download it from the official websites instead of relying on a third party web page. Bundled downloads are a common mean of adware distribution and you have to be aware of that.
What does VBates do?
According to the information provided at v-bates.com, if you join VBates service and install the application on your computer, VBates will allow you to collect “free gifts, coupons and fantastic rewards by doing just want you are doing today – shopping online”. VBates seems to offer a reward system for its users and one of the most important feature of this application is the installation is not silent.
It means that whether you stumble upon the v-bates.com or you download the application bundled with a number of other freeware programs, VBates gets installed onto your computer with your permission. It is possible to overlook the add-on setup in case of a bundled download, when all the applications get installed automatically. Nevertheless, VBates comes with a decent installation wizard, and it is just as easy to remove the application manually.
How to remove VBates?
VBates is not a malicious computer infection; however, it is possible for the application to get exploited by a malevolent third party and before you know it, the application will be displaying coupons and discount offers with potentially malicious content. VBates and other similar applications rarely rely on their own advertising server to generate content for the pop-ups, so if a malevolent third party decides to embed a corrupted link into one of the ads, they might as well do so.
To protect yourself and your computer from any potential security risks, you are advised to remove VBates from the PC. Investing in a powerful computer security application might also help you to prevent unwanted software from entering your system.
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
- Wait for Charm bar to appear and then click Settings.
- Go to Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
- Highlight V-Bates and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and go to Control panel.
- Access Uninstall a program and remove V-Bates.
- Open Start menu and click Settings.
- Select Control panel and open Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall V-Bates.
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