|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Coupon Samurai from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Coupon Samurai from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Coupon Samurai from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Coupon Samurai from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Coupon Samurai from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Coupon Samurai from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Coupon Samurai from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Coupon Samurai from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Coupon Samurai
Step 2: Uninstall Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Coupon Samurai from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Coupon Samurai, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai 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.
Remove Coupon Samurai 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 Coupon Samurai will be removed.
Eliminate Coupon Samurai 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.