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
- Guide 1: How to Remove CouponDropDown from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of CouponDropDown from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove CouponDropDown from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase CouponDropDown from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall CouponDropDown from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove CouponDropDown from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate CouponDropDown from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove CouponDropDown from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove CouponDropDown
Step 2: Uninstall CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of CouponDropDown from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as CouponDropDown, 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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown will be removed.
Eliminate CouponDropDown 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.