|Short Description||The application may promise to inform users about various coupons and deals.|
|Symptoms||Intrusive display of unwanted advertisements -pop-ups, banners, in-text ads.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled with third-party software installers.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By StartCoup Ads|
What is StartCoup?
The program StartCoup Ads are a group of advertisements produced by an adware program. Although the program promises that it will provide coupons and promotions for various websites that can save you money on your online shopping, having it on your PC is not recommended. Adware programs typically enter systems without any permission by users, which should be the first sign that they cannot be trusted. Also, they are known to be prone to exploitation by cyber criminals. If you do not want to risk the computer’s security, getting rid of StartCoup Ads is a must. And you should do it as soon as possible.
How Did StartCoup Ads Get on My Computer?
Adware programs such as StartCoup tend to use bundled downloads as their main distribution method. This means that they do not rely on users wanting to install them willingly, but accidentally. StartCoup is attached to installers of other free applications, and it will be set for installation by default. If you do not want to install any additional programs accidentally, then it is recommended that you opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This will give you the opportunity to prevent any additional programs from being installed. Also, make sure to read carefully through all information that the install wizard presents. This way, you will know what you are getting into.
What Do StartCoup Ads Do?
StartCoup will be attached to your browser immediately after it has been installed. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It will start showing pop-up and banner advertisements whenever you are browsing the web. In most cases, these will offer discounts and promotions for certain items. What is more, the items it displays may be related to your recent browsing habits. Adware programs are able to access information such as browsing history, search queries, IP address, cookies, etc. This is guaranteed to make the ads quite appealing for users. Even so, we do not recommend clicking on any ads as there are potential dangers hidden behind them.
What Is the Harm of StartCoup Ads?
The annoying advertisements are not the real issue when it comes to StartCoup Ads. What you should worry about is that some ads may actually lead to harmful websites. Adware programs are easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote malicious web pages. This is because the promoted websites do not undergo any kind of review. This way, users can be shown some attractive ad and land on a website that is managed by cyber criminals. A couple of things can happen then: either a phishing scheme will be attempted or the website will try to inject malware onto your computer. In both cases your personal and financial information will be at risk. This is why it is best to remove StartCoup at once.
How to Remove StartCoup Ads?
To get rid of StartCoup Ads, you have to go to Control Panel, open the list of programs on the PC, find the program, and uninstall it. However, it is very likely that you have more intruders on your computer. Not all of these can be found and removed that easily, especially malware. This is why the recommended thing to do is to install a reliable antimalware tool. It will get rid of all unwanted programs and infections that are currently on your computer. It will also make it impossible for them to infiltrate your computer in the future.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter