Coolncheap is a browser extension designed to enhance your experience as you visit different online shopping websites by informing you about current discounts, deals, and offers. This may sound like a helpful functionality, yet malware experts classify Coolncheap as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and recommend its removal. Once installed Coolncheap is known to initiate a large amount of third party advertisements (pop-ups, banners, coupons, deals, offers, etc.) that may interfere with your browsing routine and expose your system to a variety of security issues.
How Does Coolncheap Affect Your Computer?
After the successful installation of Coolncheap on your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other commonly used browsers), it will generate various intrusive online ads, including pop-ups, coupons, banners, price comparisons. Each of these advertisements may expose your computer to security issues if you click on it. It is a common practice among third-party advertisers to use adware so they can promote their products and services, but their primary goal is to boost the traffic of their web pages and generate PPC (pay-per-click) revenue.
Adware programs are also associated with unapproved modifications of the browser settings, for example redirecting the search engine and homepage tabs to predetermined websites without your consent.
Coolncheap may also track certain browsing-related information, like IP address, pages visited, search queries, browser and operating system type. Sharing the collected data with unknown third parties for marketing purposes is highly possible.
How Does Coolncheap End Up on Your Computer?
Coolncheap can be downloaded from its official product page online. Applications and browser extensions like Coolncheap can also be distributed to the user’s computer bundled with software downloaded from popular freeware download websites. Despite the fact, that the promoted apps are supposedly safe and legitimate, PC users are advised to be more attentive to the installation process and not to let random applications end up on their PCs. Selecting the Custom installation options provides you with the opportunity to un-check the ones you do not need or want. Choosing trustworthy download sources and making sure that your AV products are up-to-date is imperative for the safety of your system.
Coolncheap Removal Manual
Coolncheap is a legitimate application that can be downloaded online, but still, the third party links promoted by the browser extension may expose your system to different security issues. Malware experts recommend the removal of Coolncheap from your PC either manually or by using a competent anti-spyware tool. Whichever option is more suitable for you, you can follow the steps below to delete Coolncheap completely from your PC.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Coolncheap from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Coolncheap from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Coolncheap from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Coolncheap from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Coolncheap from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Coolncheap from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Coolncheap from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Coolncheap from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Coolncheap
Step 2: Uninstall Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Coolncheap from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Coolncheap, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap 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 Coolncheap will be removed.
Eliminate Coolncheap 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.