A new app has appeared on the web, called Coupon Buddy, and it is reported to be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) by security experts and closely related to Conduit Search. Coupon Buddy may be installed on your computer mainly through third party installers, as a part of the installation agreement. However, it is considered by experts to be an adware that poses a risk to some extent to your PC.
How is Coupon Buddy Described?
The Coupon Buddy app is believed to display intrusive pop-up windows with the latest in promotions and coupons, mainly regarding online shopping. However, the famous retailers do not claim responsibility for the ads that are displayed there, even though the application claims to have relations with them. Also, Coupon Buddy may show annoying random redirects to websites and some claim that it even might include tracking programs with the goal to deliver the user targeted advertisements, based on the searches he does on the web.
Other options that the developers claim the program has on their website are:
- Deals in different categories (Automotive, Clothes, Technology).
- Offers with huge discounts in suspicious third-party businesses.
- Sign up for social services such as Facebook and Twitter.
Another thing that raises suspicion is that it Coupon Buddy has relations to Conduit Search. It is classified as a suspicious search engine which is also connected with a site , believed to be adware, through redirects, called Player.all4search.net.
What Can Coupon Buddy Do To My PC?
There are many ways in which software, such as Coupon Buddy may affect a system, varying on the risks that it could pose. One of the biggest risks is the third party businesses that appear in the ads. Also, it is supposed that it installs persistent cookies to collect information and target specific user groups with ads. Other effects might occur, such as annoying slowdowns in PC performance.
How Do I Remove Coupon Buddy?
It is highly recommended to remove Coupon Buddy from your System, following the steps provided by experts below. Or in case you lack sufficient experience in coping with such threats, you should download special software to help you remove unwanted programs.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Coupon Buddy from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Coupon Buddy on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Coupon Buddy in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Coupon Buddy from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Coupon Buddy from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Coupon Buddy from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Coupon Buddy from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Coupon Buddy Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Coupon Buddy from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Coupon Buddy
Step 2: Uninstall Coupon Buddy and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Coupon Buddy on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Coupon Buddy there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Coupon Buddy from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Coupon Buddy and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Coupon Buddy via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Coupon Buddy files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Coupon Buddy, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Coupon Buddy from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Coupon Buddy from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Coupon Buddy from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Coupon Buddy from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Coupon Buddy will be removed.
Eliminate Coupon Buddy from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Coupon Buddy from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".