|Name||Piggy Coupon Ads|
|Short Description||Displays annoying advertisements and is also associated with another adware application.|
|Symptoms||The user may experience heavy advertisevements related to his or hers interests some of which may be dangerous.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling or direct download from an online advertisement.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Piggy Coupon Ads|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Piggy Coupon Ads.|
Piggy Coupon ads is reported to be a suspicious browser extension causing the displaying of advertisements heavily onto user PCs. The software has also been identified to be present in another name – PursePerks Ads which essentially performs the same activities like Piggy coupon ads. What is more Piggy Coupon is advertised as a useful tool to assist users in their online shopping experience but in reality claims to collect personal information from its users and that it may share it with its ‘sponsors’.
Piggy Coupon Ads – How Did I Get It?
Piggy Coupon Ads primarily may be distributed via the bundling method. You may find it in one of the installers of your favorite movie player or any other famous program you download from sites that seem reputable. Some third-party sites take the software installer of a notorious free program and modify it so that it includes Piggy Coupon ads in it as a ‘free extra’ or something of this type.
Security researchers strongly advise users to be very careful when they download software to always use the official software providing site of the program instead of software providing websites. Such may let programs like Piggy Coupon slip into the user PC.
Piggy Coupon Ads – How Does It Work?
As seen the information collected may be shared, hence users are highly insecure when they use this application.
What is more, the app then may begin to display targeted advertisements with captions similar to ‘Ads by PursePerks’, ‘Ads by Piggy Coupon’. These advertisements may lead to reputable third-party websites but they may also take the user to malicious third-parties that may also collect personal information from the user or cause malicious redirects.
Redirects caused may lead to various dangers to the user, varying from scamming websites such as SystemStatus.info to malicious links that may infect the user with malware. Good examples for effective malware are Cryptowall, W32.Belvira, and others.
Removing Piggy Coupon Ads Completely
One way to remove Piggy Coupon Ads from your PC is to follow the step-by-step instructions provided for you below. It is also highly advisable to employ a particular anti-malware program to help keep such applications from affecting the PC in the future. Also, recommendations are to scan your computer for malware, to ensure that you information is safe for the moment and to remove all objects that may be left over on your PC after the manual removal of Piggy Coupon Ads from it.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Piggy Coupon Ads in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Piggy Coupon Ads.
Step 2: Remove Piggy Coupon Ads from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Piggy Coupon Ads and click “Remove”
After Piggy Coupon Ads is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Piggy Coupon Ads to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Piggy Coupon Ads has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Piggy Coupon Ads
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Piggy Coupon Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Piggy Coupon Ads will be removed.