Coupon Companion virus and its pop-ups tat appear on screen are associated with a browser hijack malware. The official CouponCompanion.com website provides its toolbar application to help users find best deals on coupon numbers. But once you have installed Coupon Companion plugin/extension, it will alter settings of Internet browser without your permission. Then annoying pop-ups are shown at the screen of infected PC. These popups are paid advertisements that earn financial benefits for the developers of Coupon Companion virus and website. In most cases, users wonder that how the hell Coupon Companion malware has been installed on their computer and why it keeps popping up on the screen. The answer is, this virus is also distributed bundled with freeware softwares on the Internet. When a user downloads such cracked programs, free games etc, the Coupon Companion virus also gets installed as it is already included in the package. Anyhow, if you are unfamiliar with this app and you wish to uninstall Coupon Companion virus then follow the guide lines below.
Disadvantages and risks of having Coupon Companion virus:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Coupon Companion virus malware?:
To remove Coupon Companion virus manually, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Coupon Companion virus”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Coupon Companion virus. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of Coupon Companion malware
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Coupon Companion virus”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Coupon Companion virus lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Coupon Companion virus infected files:
Coupon Companion virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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