Do you know what Freebies Machine is?
Although at first sight Freebies Machine looks like a great tool, our researchers identify it as a threat for a reason. Just like MentorFamily, MusicMain, and other clones, this program is categorized as adware. As soon as you install it onto your computer, it will start displaying pop-up ads represented via Internet Explorer, as well as banner ads within its own interface. Shortcuts to this interface could be added to your Start menu, your Desktop, and other locations. Clicking these shortcuts would open a window showing the exact same content you would see if you visited freebies.org. Is the information on the website any different from the information shown by the ad-supported program? Of course it is not; however, the adware also includes banner ads. Well, what is the purpose of that? If you click on these advertisements, it is likely that the creator of the program will earn a commission. All in all, this is not the main reason why we advise removing Freebies Machine.
The main reason why you need to delete Freebies Machine is the ads shown via Internet Explorer. These ads, unlike the ones shown via the interface, might include extremely unreliable and misleading content. When testing this suspicious program, we found it to display surveys and unreliable prize giveaways that might have been created to collect personal information about you. Even if the surveys appear to have been set up by familiar companies, you should not interact with them. Schemers could easily use the credentials of popular companies and well-known names just to trick you into disclosing sensitive information. Sure, these surveys are unlikely to trick you into revealing your passwords or user names, but information regarding your identity could be used in various scams. For example, your full name and your email address could be used to flood your inbox with misleading spam emails created by schemers. Did you know what spam emails are often employed for the distribution of ransomware, rogue malware removal tools, keyloggers, viruses, and other malicious infections? Well, if you do not want to receive malicious spam emails, you need to keep your email address and other personal information private.Freebies Machine screenshot
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The suspicious ads flooding your browsers after you install Freebies Machine are not your only worry. It was found that this advertising-supported application usually enters operating systems bundled with third-party software. If you download this adware from freebiesmachine.com, it is most likely that you will acquire it packaged with PUPs, adware, and browser hijackers. However, if you use an unpredictable third-party malware installer, you might encounter much more malicious threats; not that hijackers or potentially unwanted programs are harmless. All in all, it is crucial for you to inspect your operating system to identify all third-party threats. Depending on the installer you use, malware could slither in silently as well, which is why a malware scanner is an irreplaceable tool.
Needless to say, your operating system is vulnerable, and its security is weak; otherwise, you would not need to worry about deleting Freebies Machine. Luckily, you can fix both of these problems by installing one piece of software, a reliable anti-malware tool. Whether or not you are experienced, we strongly advise implementing this tool because it is likely that more than one suspicious program is active on your PC. What is more, it is possible that much more dangerous malware could have slithered into your operating system, and it might be challenging to eliminate this malware manually. Nevertheless, if you think you can erase all threats manually and protect your operating system from other threats, the first thing you need to do is delete adware. We have two options for you. The first one shows how to uninstall the undesirable program, and the second option shows how to erase its components one by one.
Removal Option 1
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista
- Simultaneously tap Win+R keys on your keyboard to launch RUN.
- Enter control panel and click OK to launch the Control Panel menu.
- Go to Uninstall a program and identify the app you want to eliminate.
- Right-click the undesirable program and choose Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu from the left of the Taskbar.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs and find the ad-supported program.
- Click the undesirable program once and choose Remove.
Removal Option 2
- Using Explorer (tap Win+E and type the directory address into the bar at the top) move to these directories and Delete the FreebiesMachine folder:
- %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
- %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- Using Registry Editor (tap Win+R, enter regedit.exe into the RUN dialog box, and click OK) Delete these registry keys:
- HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.freebiesmachine.com
- HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\freebiesmachine.com
In non-techie terms:
Freebies Machine is not a useful program. Because it represents the offers of a third-party site, it is completely irrelevant and useless, and because it can add suspicious, unpredictable third-party ads and surveys, it is considered malicious. All in all, removing Freebies Machine is very important, and we are hopeful that you have found the right option within this report. If you still have questions and you need our help, you can start a discussion in the comments section below.