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.
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