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How to remove Free Price Alerts (ads, banners, deals)

Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Free Price Alerts

Command or file name:fpa.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Free Price Alerts is a browser add-on that can be installed in the system together with the freeware downloaded from the internet. If a user, installing freeware will not notice the checkbox that offers to install Free Price Alerts, then he will think that the program was installed by itself. Being installed on the computer, Free Price Alerts begins to show different discounts and promises to save money and time for users that like to go shopping online. Even if the user do not want to see the advertisements and is not going to purchase anything, still he will see the annoying pop-ups. The only way not to see the coupons and discounts from this adware and to change the browser settings as you like is to remove Free Price Alerts.

Free Price Alerts intrusion method

Free Price Alerts

Free Price Alerts installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Free Price Alerts). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Free Price Alerts copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is fpa.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Free Price Alerts and value fpa.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name fpa.dll or Free Price Alerts. Also, it can create folder with name Free Price Alerts under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Free Price Alerts, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Free Price Alerts from your browsers below.

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How to remove Free Price Alerts manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Free Price Alerts, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Free Price Alerts.

To get rid of Free Price Alerts, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • vbobho.dll
  • TsuDll.dll
  • Setup.dat
  • Setup.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Free Price Alerts Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\FreePriceAlerts\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\8j22kq5f.default\extensions\\
  • C:\ProgramData\InstallMate

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.PopupEventHandler.1\CLSID
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.PopupEventHandler.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.PopupEventHandler\CurVer
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.PopupEventHandler\CLSID
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.PopupEventHandler
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.FreePriceAlerts.1\CLSID
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.FreePriceAlerts.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.FreePriceAlerts\CurVer
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.FreePriceAlerts\CLSID
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbobho.FreePriceAlerts
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\FreePriceAlerts.Band.1\CLSID
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\FreePriceAlerts.Band.1
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\FreePriceAlerts.Band\CurVer
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\FreePriceAlerts.Band\CLSID
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\FreePriceAlerts.Band

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Free Price Alerts Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Free Price Alerts related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Free Price Alerts entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Free Price Alerts won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Free Price Alerts Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Free Price Alerts under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Free Price Alerts or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Free Price Alerts
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Free Price Alerts related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Free Price Alerts related extensions from your browsers

Free Price Alerts in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Free Price Alerts. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Free Price Alerts or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Free Price Alerts removal use Free Price Alerts Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Free Price Alerts and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Free Price Alerts removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Free Price Alerts.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Free Price Alerts are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Free Price Alerts.

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