|Short Description||The extension is promoted as an online shopping assistance tool.|
|Symptoms||Ads are displayed.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Coupon Samurai|
Coupon Samurai is yet another program that claims it will help users save money and time on their online shopping. It is supposed to deliver coupons whenever users browse the web, and they will not have to search for them themselves. While this does make Coupon Samurai seem like it is a great program to have, we urge users to avoid it. Coupon Samurai falls into the category of adware, which instantly makes it a potentially unwanted program. This means that it will get in the way of your normal browsing and it will potentially expose your system to a variety of virtual threats.
What Does Coupon Samurai Do?
Installing the program on the system will result in it getting attached to your browser. It can work with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The browser extension will start presenting banners, pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text and interstitial ads. These will appear no matter what websites you are browsing. These can easily slowly drive you insane. Apart from being really irritating, Coupon Samurai will also start monitoring your browsing activities so that it can present targeted ads. The information it gathers, however, can be shared with third parties.
How Did Coupon Samurai Get Installed on My PC?
Although all of the programs we have mentioned so far have their own websites, they cannot be downloaded from there. However, there are still ways in which they can enter systems. Usually, this is achieved through bundling. To say it otherwise, Coupon Samurai will be attached to various free applications that will then be available on third-party software vendors. Using bundling, potentially unwanted programs can be installed without users noticing. Here are some tips to avoid this from happening:
- Do not download any sort of free applications from third-party websites.
- Do not skim through the information presented by the installer. Instead, read it carefully.
- Opt for Advanced/Custom installation as this will allow you to prevent any additional programs from being installed.
What Are the Dangers of Coupon Samurai?
Coupon Samurai itself is in no way malicious. However, this does not mean that it can lead to problems for your PC. The issue with adware programs is that they cannot be trusted. Cyber criminals can easily exploit them so that they promote their harmful websites. Landing on such a page can be devastating for your system’s security. It can become a target for malware attacks. If compromised, all of your information could be stolen by cyber criminals. This will include your personal and financial details. Due to these risks, we advise that you remove Coupon Samurai right away.
How to Remove Coupon Samurai
Getting rid of this program is not hard. You just need to uninstall it like you would any regular application. Go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find Coupon Samurai and click on uninstall.
Even though you have removed the program your system is still susceptible. After all, if Coupon Samurai was installed without your knowledge, there may be more adware on the PC. There may already be malware, as well. This is why we recommend having reliable AV software. It will remove all potentially unwanted programs, and at the same time it will protect your system against all kinds of intruders.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Coupon Samurai 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Coupon Samurai.
Step 2: Remove Coupon Samurai from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Coupon Samurai and click “Remove”
After Coupon Samurai is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Coupon Samurai 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’.
After Coupon Samurai has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Coupon Samurai
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Coupon Samurai. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Coupon Samurai will be removed.
Step 3: Remove Coupon Samurai automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Coupon Samurai associated objects.