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PrizeCoupon Removal Manual

PrizeCoupon (ака Prize Coupon) is promoted as a useful online shopping tool aiming to enhance your experience as you visit online shopping sites and save you money. Although PrizeCoupon’s features may be helpful to many users, experts categorize the add-on as PUP (potentially unwanted program) and recommend its removal. Once installed, PrizeCoupon will display numerous pop-up and banner advertisements, coupons, deals, price comparisons,, etc. The third-party ads presented by PrizeCoupon hide the potential risk of exposing your computer to various security issues if you click on them. PrizeCoupon can be installed in the most used browsers (Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.)

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PrizeCoupon – Distribution Techniques

You can download and install PrizeCoupon online, but it may end up on your PC bundled with different free of charge programs (media and video players, program updates, etc.). This particular distribution method is often used by developers and is not considered illegal. Still, if you wish to avoid any unwanted installations, experts recommend selecting the Custom installation options and un-ticking any additional plug-ins or apps that you do not find useful. By just paying more attention throughout the installation process, you can save yourself a lot of efforts later on.

An adware program like PrizeCoupon can also be distributed through drive-by downloads, corrupted websites, or malicious attachments to spam email messages. These can also invite malware to your machine. Experts advise you to be careful when you choose download sources and never open email attachments that you do not expect. Keeping your anti-malware program up-to-date and performing regular backups of your files are of utmost importance for the safety of your computer.

How Does PrizeCoupon Affect Your Computer?

PrizeCoupon injects different ads (pop-ups, banners, deals, coupons and offers), which can be extremely annoying and interfere with your browsing activities. Another issue is the fact that these ads can expose your computer to various security risks. Third parties usually use adware programs like PrizeCoupon to raise the traffic of their websites and to generate pay-per-click revenue. The pop-up ads by PrizeCoupon may link you to web pages with malicious content.

In order to display advertisements that match your interests and preferences, PrizeCoupon may track specific information, like:PrizeCoupon

  • browsing activities (visited web pages, search terms and clicks)
  • search queries
  • IP address
  • computer location

The gathered data may be transferred to third parties for questionable purposes.

How to Remove PrizeCoupon from Your PC?

PrizeCoupon is not classified as a virus and does not pose a direct risk to you computer, but the advertisements this application displays can make your machine vulnerable to malware infections. This is why security experts recommend PrizeCoupon’s removal from the affected PC. You can delete PrizeCoupon manually or by using a legit anti-spyware tool. Just follow the steps below to remove PrizeCoupon permanently from your computer.


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1. Remove/Uninstall PrizeCoupon

1. Remove/Uninstall PrizeCoupon in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PrizeCoupon.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove PrizeCoupon from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select PrizeCoupon and click “Remove


    After PrizeCoupon is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PrizeCoupon and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After PrizeCoupon is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select PrizeCoupon to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After PrizeCoupon has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PrizeCoupon
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PrizeCoupon. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PrizeCoupon will be removed.

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    3. Remove PrizeCoupon automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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