Cooking up Coupons is classified as an ad-supported browser extension and potentially unwanted program (PUP). Once installed, Cooking up Coupons may start displaying unwanted advertisements that may redirect the user to harmful pages. Cooking up Coupons may be available for download on legitimate pages or may have been bundled with various freeware products. Always opting for the advanced option during installation is the best way to avoid unwanted downloads.
Cooking up Coupons General Description
Ad-supported software is not classified as malicious, but it may cause several issues on a system. First of all, tracking cookies may be added to the browser (Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Tracking cookies also known as session cookies are employed to:
- Collect personally identifiable information (PII) – browsing habits, website credentials, IP addresses.
- Inject advertisements into the browser – banners, pop-up/ pop-under windows, in-text ads.
- Turn random page texts into hyperlinks to increase the chance of clicking.
- Slow down both the browser and the system and get in the way of the user’s browsing experience.
Once the user starts viewing advertisements brought by or sponsored by Cooking up Coupons, he may want to proceed towards scanning his system.
Cooking up Coupons Removal Options
The safest way to deal with adware is via the installation of a powerful anti-spyware solution. Adware applications have an active spyware component – tracking cookies. When a full system scan is performed, the user most probably will be alarmed that numerous spyware cookies have been installed without his permission.
Have a look at the step-by-step guide provided below the article to rid the system of the intrusive application.
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