CouponDropDown is classified as a potentially unwanted program and an ad-supported browser extension. CouponDropDown may appear useful to the user, offering him discounts and promotions on items he may wish to purchase. However, once installed, CouponDropDown may start generating numerous unwanted advertisements in the form of banners, in-text ads and pop-ups. Furthermore, adware is known to employ tracking cookies so that the user’s preferences are determined.
CouponDropDown Download Process
The application may have been promoted on freeware pages, or it may have been included in the package of a free software product. No matter how the application was downloaded to the computers, its uninstallation is recommended due to the following chain of reasons applicable to adware:
→Spyware component a.k.a. tracking/ persistent/ third-party cookies -> Collection of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) -> Display of unwanted advertisements -> Compromised PC Performance -> Increased vulnerability to malware
N.B. Personally Identifiable Information consists of:
- Users’ web habits such as browsing histories, search queries, etc.
- Users’ physical locations – IP addresses.
- Users’ credentials – email addresses, usernames, passwords.
Third party digital marketers may exploit any gathered data for the purpose of serving relevant ads to the user. Clicking anything that is sponsored by CouponDropDown and similar applications may cause suspicious browser redirects. However, even if the displayed content is not malicious in any way, the system’s performance may worsen drastically leading to occasional crashes and freezes.
To stop the degrading process, the user may want to scan his system and remove detected threats. Keep in mind that some anti-spyware solutions detect adware as ‘spyware cookies.’
CouponDropDown Removal Options
Some adware applications may turn out persistent to manual removal, reappearing even after the adware has been removed. A very crucial tip towards browser security is restoring the default settings. A step-by-step guide is provided below, be it only suitable for advanced users.
Installing an anti-malware program to detect and eliminate all threat components is also an excellent removal option.
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