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NameAds by Oh My Coupons
TypeAdware
Short DescriptionThe ads are an indication that adware is residing on the system.
SymptomsAds are displayed – mostly pop-ups.
Distribution MethodVia freeware packages (bundling).
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Ads by Oh My Coupons

What Is Oh My Coupons?

Oh My Coupons is a program that claims to be developed to help users save money on their online shopping. It is supposed to deliver “the best products and deals on the Internet.” While this may sound alluring, we advise against having this application on your computer. As it is classified as adware, this Oh My Coupons is considered to be a potential vulnerability for the computer’s security. This is why you need to stay away from this program. If it is already on your computer, remove it right away.

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What Does Oh My Coupons Do?

First and foremost, as soon as it has been installed, Oh My Coupon will be attached to your browser. The program can work on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Then, it will start presenting ads. It can show pop-up, banner, in-text, interstitial, and ads in other types of formats. Along with this, it will also collect data on your browsing. This is supposedly done so that it can show each user ads that are relevant to their interests. Keep in mind that the collected information can be shared with unknown third parties.

Where Did Oh My Coupons Come from?

It appears that this program once had an official website that is currently inactive. Still, programs such as this are rarely installed on computers willingly by users. Typically, they sneak in through bundled downloads. This means that it gets attached to freeware installers. These installers are available on third-party distribution websites. If you do not want to install any software by mistake, we have a few pointers for you:

  • Avoid third-party distributors such as download.com or cnet.com. Bundled downloads are often featured on these websites.
  • Familiarize yourself with the information presented in the install wizard.
  • By choosing the Advanced/Custom installation option you will be able to decline the installation of any additional software.

The Dangers of Oh My Coupons

This program is not harmful by itself. The problem is that the ads it shows may not always prove to be reliable. Some may in fact lead to dangerous websites. Adware programs are notorious for being easily exploitable by malicious parties. This means that you could be presented with an ad that offers some discount for an item you have recently looked up online and get transferred to a website managed by cyber criminals upon clicking on it. Your computer may be attacked by malware, or you can be tricked into downloading malicious software. Phishing schemes may also be attempted. Here cyber criminals will try to fool you into sharing your sensitive information yourself.

How to Remove Oh My Coupons

Oh My Coupon can be uninstalled manually. All you have to do is go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find it and uninstall it. That will take care of this problem. However, this is not the only issue that needs to be addressed. Your system could have more adware on it. It also can already have malware on it as it is obviously vulnerable. In this case, it is recommended that you acquire a reliable antimalware tool that will wipe the system clean of all intruders. The security software will also ensure that your system does not get compromised in the future. So you can be sure that all of your data is safe.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by Oh My Coupons

1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by Oh My Coupons 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).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ads by Oh My Coupons.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Ads by Oh My Coupons 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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Ads by Oh My Coupons and click “Remove

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    After Ads by Oh My Coupons 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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Ads by Oh My Coupons and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Ads by Oh My Coupons 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’
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  • 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’
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    Select Ads by Oh My Coupons 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’.

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    After Ads by Oh My Coupons 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.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Ads by Oh My Coupons
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Ads by Oh My Coupons. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Ads by Oh My Coupons will be removed.

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