|Name||Ads by Oh My Coupons|
|Short Description||The ads are an indication that adware is residing on the system.|
|Symptoms||Ads are displayed – mostly pop-ups.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling).|
|Detection tool||Download 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.
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.
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