How to remove Window Rates Manager

What is Window Rates Manager?

Window Rates Manager is an unwanted application with uncertain purposes and benefits. The negative sides of the program, on the contrary, are lying on the surface. The presence of Window Rates Manager impacts on browser behavior negatively and decreases the impressions of web experience. The effects of Window Rates Manager interference are also highly annoying, as it inserts advertisement into the content of web pages you visit. It’s important not to click these pop-ups and banners, as they are connected with shady websites that more than often distribute malware, that may be more harmful than this adware. Besides displaying ads, this threat may redirect you to the sites which ask you to complete a survey. Beware that its questions may include enclosing personal information, which you, of course, shouldn’t provide. To get rid of constant redirections and ads and to remove Window Rates Manager, please, read the guide below.

Window Rates Manager ads

How Window Rates Manager got installed on your computer?

It’s really easy to overlook some important screens while performing a setup of any computer program. And malware developers are pretty aware of this mistake that many users make, and thus use it widely. You should remember once and for all – programs should be installed carefully with paying close attention to the information that is stated on the screens. Another important step is to make sure that the installation is performed in Advanced (Custom) mode, which can be chosen on the first screens. Then go to the step with all setup components enlisted and deselect those that you find harmful.


Symptoms of Window Rates Manager infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Window Rates Manager”, “Brought by Window Rates Manager”, “Powered by Window Rates Manager”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.
  • Among the launched processes you will find the ones called WinRate.exe or WinRate_.exe

How to remove Window Rates Manager?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete Window Rates Manager completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Window Rates Manager files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Window Rates Manager. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Window Rates Manager, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Window Rates Manager manual removal

Uninstall Window Rates Manager from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Window Rates Manager you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Window Rates Manager from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Window Rates Manager and click Uninstall

How to remove Window Rates Manager from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Window Rates Manager and click Uninstall

How to remove Window Rates Manager from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Window Rates Manager

How to remove Window Rates Manager from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Window Rates Manager and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Window Rates Manager from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Window Rates Manager ads from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Window Rates Manager ads from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Window Rates Manager or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Window Rates Manager ads from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Window Rates Manager or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Window Rates Manager ads from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Window Rates Manager or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Window Rates Manager ads from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Window Rates Manager or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Remove files and registry entries added by Window Rates Manager

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Window Rates Manager files and folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\Cookies
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\Cookies-journal
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\databases\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\databases\Databases.db
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\databases\Databases.db-journal
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\IndexedDB\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache\IndexedDB\https_lpcdn.lpsnmedia.net_0.indexeddb.leveldb
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cache1\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cef.pak
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cef_100_percent.pak
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cef_200_percent.pak
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\cef_extensions.pak
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\d3dcompiler_43.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\d3dcompiler_47.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\devtools_resources.pak
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\icudtl.dat
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\libcef.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\libcurl.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\libEGL.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\libGLESv2.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\locales\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\log4cplusU.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\msvcp120.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\msvcr120.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\natives_blob.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\plugins\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\plugins\pepflashplayer.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\release.log
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\snapshot_blob.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\Uninstall.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\Update\
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\widevinecdmadapter.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\WinRate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\WinRateSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\WinRateSync_.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\winratetask.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\winratetask_.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\WinRate_.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\winrate\wow_helper.exe

Remove Window Rates Manager registry entries:

HKCU\Software\winmnt
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{BFB16C71-7209-4534-8A47-AD6BABC3A66F}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\okwinrate
HKLM\SOFTWARE\okwinrate
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinRateSvc
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinRateSvc2
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Window Rates Manager


If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Window Rates Manager.

Download Norton

We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Window Rates Manager removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Window Rates Manager.

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