CoupoExtension also known as Ads by CoupoExtension is an adware application and a PUP advertised as an online shopping assistant. The program may be available for download on software pages, or may have been included in the package of a free product. The second method is known as bundling and is often used in the marketing field. CoupoExtension may appear useful to some passionate online shoppers, but its prolonged presence in the system will compromise the user’s online privacy.
CoupoExtension Distribution Method
As already mentioned, the ad-supported application was most probably bundled with another free program. Bundling may be avoided by opting out of the automatic installer. Under the ‘advanced’ option, the user can uncheck CoupoExtension and save himself the trouble of uninstalling it.
Adware apps are not malicious but sometimes they are included on the list of malware. The latter mostly applies when the ad-supported software is used to spread malicious advertisements. Clicking them redirects the user to attack’s pages where Trojans and spyware hide and phishing is executed. The described process is named malvertising.
Furthermore, ad-supported software:
- Adds tracking cookies to the browser.
- Gathers PII (personally identifiable information).
- Collects IP addresses.
- Slows down the browser and the Internet connection.
CoupoExtension Removal Manual
To remove the issue completely, users may prefer to run a system scan via a valid AV tool that will detect and delete all threats. Once installed, the AV program will continue to protect the system against malware and alert the user whenever necessary.
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