In case you haven’t seen a pop-up adware, before, bear in mind that Coupondo Ads is one of them. These particular intrusions are very annoying, may slow down or crash the user browser and most importantly they may lead to suspicious third-party websites. Coupondo Ads are often regarded by security experts as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that are ad-supported. They may display different forms of ad content going by the Coupondo label (Coupondo Ads, Ad by Coupondo, etc.)
|Short Description||An unwanted application causing interruptive advertised content to appear while browsing.|
|Symptoms||The user may experience advertisements of all forms, PC slowodwns and in some cases even browser redirects, related to third-party sites that are being adverised through this software.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Coupondo Ads|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Coupondo Ads.|
Coupondo Ads Pop-ups – How Did I Start Seeing Them?
One particular way for you to start seeing Coupondo Ads is if you have downloaded a bundled installer of a free program you often use. This might be your favorite antivirus, optimizer, media player, torrent, etc. Bundled installers are also present on torrent downloads. Third-party websites often support bundling in order to push applications such as Coupondo Ads on user PCs. You may have seen such programs in the ‘Add this as a free extra’ pages or tick boxes of an installer. Those should always be opted out in case you are not familiar with them, according to recommended security practices.
Coupondo Ads Pop-ups – More About It
Once installed on your computer, the particular adware PUP may situate different types of tracking technologies in order to determinite various information about the user of the affected computer. Such information may be his browsing history, online searches, the sites he/she visits and others.
This is specifically done in order to establish user interests and use the so called behavioral advertising. This particular type of advertising is primarily based on the user’s interests. However it may be generated instantly on the spot. This is common for ad-supported search results and highlighted text type of advertisements.
Once displayed various ads on the user PC, the adware may also begin displaying pop-ups, some of which may even include the occasional ‘Virus Detected’ messages that usually lead to either rogue antivirus programs or fake tech support scams, which both have different mechanisms and strategies to scam users.
The reason why the application is considered to be indirectly dangerous for the user is that it may also lead to different malicious hotlinks or sites that redirect to such and therefore become infected with a virus.
Removing Coupondo Ads Pop-ups Completely
Instructions for manual removal of Coupondo Ads are provided bellow. However, experts recommend using specific software to be rid of this tool completely. By using an advanced anti-malware you can remove any associated objects such as registries, .tmp, .exe, .dll and other files on the affected PC. It will also make sure you will stay protected against any possible future intrusions on your computer.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Coupondo Ads 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 Coupondo Ads.
Step 2: Remove Coupondo Ads from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Coupondo Ads and click “Remove”
After Coupondo Ads is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Coupondo Ads 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 Coupondo Ads 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 Coupondo Ads
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Coupondo Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Coupondo Ads will be removed.