CouponScanner is categorized as an ad-supported browser extension and potentially unwanted program (PUP). CouponScanner is most probably developed to assist users while shopping online by providing various coupons, offers and deals on items they wish to purchase. Once installed, CouponScanner may start displaying numerous advertisements such as banners, in-text ads, and pop-up windows. Clicking any of it may cause browser redirects to pages contaminated with malware.
CouponScanner Distribution Method
The most common technique applied to spread adware across the Web is bundling. Bundling means that CouponScanner is included in the package of free software products and is listed under the ‘advanced’ option. By executing automatic installation, however, the user is not granted the chance to uncheck CouponSaver and thus, the adware is installed silently. Even though bundling may appear shady to users, it is a legal practice. To stay away from unwanted downloads, always go for the advanced installer and choose free software wisely.
Potentially unwanted programs are not malicious, but they often become a gateway to further PC troubles. CouponSaver may:
- Add persistent cookies to the browser.
- Collect personal details.
- Display suspicious advertisements.
- Cause browser redirects.
- Change the browser’s default settings.
- Slow down the system and Internet speed.
CouponSaver Removal Options
To clean their systems of the adware application, affected users are advised to scan their systems and eliminate all threats. A removal manual is provided below the article.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove CouponScanner from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of CouponScanner from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove CouponScanner from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase CouponScanner from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall CouponScanner from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Delete CouponScanner from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate CouponScanner from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove CouponScanner from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove CouponScanner
Step 2: Uninstall CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of CouponScanner from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as CouponScanner, 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 CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner 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.
Delete CouponScanner 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 CouponScanner will be removed.
Eliminate CouponScanner 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.