What is SelectRebates.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SelectRebates.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SelectRebates.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SelectRebates
SelectRebates.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ShopAtHome Toolbar belongs to software ShopAtHome SelectRebates or Toolbar by (

Description: SelectRebates.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SelectRebates.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 886,752 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 874,058 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. SelectRebates.exe is digitally signed. SelectRebates.exe is a Verisign signed file. SelectRebates.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If problems with SelectRebates.exe come up, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > ShopAtHome SelectRebates or Toolbar).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name SelectRebates.exe, for example SAHAgent (detected by Sophos), and Application.Generic.286709 or Trojan.Generic.5028384 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the SelectRebates.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Was detected as AdWare [Ikarus]
  James   (further information)
Appears to by spyware, detected by McAffee as such.

Summary: Average user rating of SelectRebates.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks SelectRebates.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving SelectRebates issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SelectRebates. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SelectRebates.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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