Coupnoon, also known as Coupnoon Ads and Ads by Coupnoon, is classified as an ad-supported application that promises to provide various deals and coupons. Once running, Coupnoon may generate invasive advertisements on Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and interfere with the user’s browsing habits. Clicking any of the suggested ad-sponsored content may redirect the user to an attackers’ page where malware is usually distributed.
Coupnoon Distribution Technique
What usually happens is users download adware alongside freeware/ shareware. The process is known as bundling and is used for financial reasons. This is how developers generate profit and cover financial losses. Bundled downloading may be avoided if opting for the custom installer becomes a habit. The advanced option gives the user a chance to deselect anything unwanted. Going for the automatic installation deprives the user of that choice.
Reading the EULA is another crucial step to be taken when downloading freeware/ shareware.
When the user sees Ads brought by Coupnoon, he may have an adware app running in the background of his browser. Even though adware is not treated as malicious, it may cause certain problems such as:
- Browser crashes and system slowdowns.
- Internet speed issues.
- Addition of tracking cookies.
- Unwanted display of advertisements.
Tracking cookies, in particular, may become a gateway to third-party interference. The spyware component in adware gives access to third-party organizations to the user’s personally identifiable information. Thus, browsing histories, search queries, and IP addresses may be collected.
To put an end to the intrusive advertisements and restore the browser’s normal behavior, users are advised to remove the adware as soon as possible.
Coupnoon Removal Steps
In order to rid the system of Coupnoon, there are two options – manual or automatic removal. No matter what the user decides to do, the steps provided below will help him through either process.
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