What is X-rates?

X-rates is an application that displays currency exchange rates. However, it has been deemed potentially unreliable and we advise you to consider removing it. Whether this application shows valid currency exchange rates will not be debated in this article, because the additional features that this application has speak on behalf of this program. The application masquerades as a useful program, which works, but many users will expect it to do more. In any case, the application gathers information about you. So if you want to know more about X-rates, please continue reading.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does X-rate come from?

Internet users from the west and other parts of the world will have little use for this program, because it has been developed for the Russian speaking nations. So if you do not live in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and so on, it is likely that you will not encounter this application. But if you are a visitor of free software distributing websites that are in the Russian language, then you might download X-rates, but not as the main application. No, this program is bundled as an addition program that you will install by default if you do not opt out before the installation. X-rates has a Russian language website at Contentfilter.ru, which also hosts a download of this program. However, the download does not initiate at this time.

How Does X-rates work?

In a nutshell, X-rates shows currency exchange rates on the left side of the Taskbar. A window showing the rates will pop-up if you click the program’s icon. However, this application features some rather secretive functions that we want to shed some light on. Basically what X-rates does is it scans your browser’s browsing history and might even open several most recently visited websites and click every hyperlink on it. This is definitely not what we expect from a reliable application. The reason why this application does so remains a mystery. Furthermore, the application collects information about your browsing history and sends the info probably to the unreliable entities that are responsible for releasing this undesirable application.

How do I remove X-rates?

As you can see, X-rates is not the application its developers claim it be. It does show exchange rates, but we do not know it the server providing the exchange rates is legitimate or not. in any case, the fact that X-rates can collect information about you and send it to unknown entities is rather disturbing. We do not know what the purpose of collecting this information is. The developers might try to sell it to third parties, but is not really that valuable. Whatever the case may be, information collecting should not be tolerated. Therefore, suggest that you remove X-rates from your computer in a timely manner. If you do not know how to do it please refer to the removal guide we have provided. Uninstalling this application is a simple matter of going to the Control Panel, finding it and clicking the uninstall button.

Manually remove X-rates from your computer

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar.
  2. Click Search, type Uninstall program and open it.
  3. Find unwanted program and right-click on it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the application and right-click on it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the exchange rate manager and click Remove.
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