Pocket Rebates Removal Guide

What is Pocket Rebates?

Pocket Rebates virus is an ad-serving program that is recognized as adware by reputable sources. This program is not a computer virus although many people refer to it as one. Pocket Rebates adware generates pop-up advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and other popular internet browsers. Pocket Rebates ads can typically  be identified by small text on the advertisements that say “Ads by Pocket Rebates.” This Pocket Rebates removal guide will help you remove Pocket Rebates and get rid of ads by Pocket Rebates in your browser.

Pocket Rebates

Advertisements displayed by this adware can appear when you hover your mouse over an image, when you hover your mouse over a text hyperlink (in-text advertisement), or at random times in your web browser. Furthermore, Pocket Rebates adware may also produce pop-under advertisements that take-up an entire browser window or browser tab. Internet browsers are usually good at blocking many pop-under advertisements by default.

Threat Details

Names Pocket Rebates, Pocket Rebates virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Pop-up advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs with additional symptoms
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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Pocket Rebates Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual Pocket Rebates removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Pocket Rebates and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Pocket Rebates Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Pocket Rebates is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall Pocket Rebates go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for Pocket Rebates and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found Pocket Rebates, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove Pocket Rebates is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Pocket Rebates is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Pocket Rebates is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Pocket Rebates is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.