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Quick Coupons New Tab “Virus” – How to Remove It Fully

This article has been created to explain what is the Quick Coupons extension and how to remove this browser hijacker completely from your computer.

A new browser extension, known as Quick Coupons New Tab has been reported to be changing the default search engine of victims to a “New Tab Search” and heavily slow down the computers on which it’s installed. The extension may also display different types of advertisements which could lead to unsafe or scamming websites. This is the main reason why experts consider Quick Coupons New Tab a dangerous program for your computer and refer to it as Potentially Unwanted Program. If you see the Quick Coupons New Tab installed on your computer, recommendations are to read this article and learn how to remove it completely from your computer.

Threat Summary

Name Quick Coupons New Tab
Type Browser Hijacker
Short Description Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
Symptoms Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Distribution Method Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Quick Coupons New Tab – How Did Add It

The Quick Coupons New Tab extension is the type of software that may come to you as a result of either you having to visit a web page, that adds it or if you have installed other free software, with which the Quick Coupons New Tab comes bundled with. If it comes via a web page, there is a good chance that your computer may already have adware which advertises such potentially unsafe programs as seemingly useful additions to your browser.

If installed by bundling, the Quick Coupons New Tab could have entered your PC via pretending to be a free useful extra offered alongside a program you are trying to download on your computer. Such programs are usually believed to be driver installers, media players, torrent clients, mounting programs and other free software that is installed on a regular basis. Since those programs are free, many third-party software providing websites tend to bundle them together with suspicious PUPs, in order to generate funds via advertising.

Quick Coupons – Further Details

Once quick coupons has been installed on your computer, this browser hijacker may immediately begin to drop it’s files on your computer. They may be located in the %SystemDrive% on your PC, and more importantly may reside as some of the program files of your web browser.

In addition to this, the Quick Coupons New Tab is the type of program to possibly add new registry value strings that get it to automatically install itself on your web browser once you delete it.

The program may also change the default home page and search engine of your web browser in order to display it’s custom and hoax search engine. It does not have it’s own results database and it may use different tracking technologies to obtain information about your online activity:

  • Cookies.
  • Pixels.
  • Tags.
  • LSOs.
  • Geo-locators.

These tracking technologies may be used by the Quick Coupons browser hijacker in order to obtain different information from your computer, for instance details about:

  • Your browsing history.
  • Your online search history.
  • Online clicks you’ve made.
  • Bookmarked websites.

This information may or may not be collected by the Quick Coupons hijacker, but most importantly it may be used in order to display different types of “Quick Coupons”, in other words adware elements, such as:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Web browser redirects.
  • Ad-supported search results. .
  • Highlighted text on the websites you visit.

Removal of the Quick Coupons New Tab is recommended, since these advertisements may appear even though you may have an ad-blocking browser extension added to your computer and may lead you to unsafe websites, from the likes of:

  • Scamming sites that aim to get you to call a tech support number.
  • Phishing sites that aim to steal your financial information.
  • Websites that may begin to cause multiple browser redirects which could end to more adware or malware installed on your computer.

Remove Quick Coupons New Tab from Your Computer

In order to make sure that Quick Coupons New Tab is gone for good, you should follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They are specifically made in order to help you by showing you how to remove this browser extension either manually or automatically, based on how much experience you have with malware removal. If you lack such malware removal experience, be advised that experts do recommend to automatically scan your computer using an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will effectively get rid of all the Quick Coupons – related files and registry objects and delete all cookies on your PC plus protect it from other threats and malware in the future too.

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How to Remove Quick Coupons New Tab from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Quick Coupons New Tab

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Quick Coupons New Tab 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Quick Coupons New Tab on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Quick Coupons New Tab there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Quick Coupons New Tab with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Quick Coupons New Tab from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Quick Coupons New Tab and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Quick Coupons New Tab:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Quick Coupons New Tab. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Quick Coupons New Tab. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Quick Coupons New Tab 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Quick Coupons New Tab. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Quick Coupons New Tab files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Quick Coupons New Tab, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Quick Coupons New Tab:


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Remove Quick Coupons New Tab 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.


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Erase Quick Coupons New Tab 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.



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Uninstall Quick Coupons New Tab 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.



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Remove Quick Coupons New Tab 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Quick Coupons New Tab will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Quick Coupons New Tab 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.


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