|Short Description||The application may promise to inform users about various coupons and deals.|
|Symptoms||Intrusive display of unwanted advertisements -pop-ups, banners, in-text ads.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled with third-party software installers.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By StartCoup Ads|
What is StartCoup?
The program StartCoup Ads are a group of advertisements produced by an adware program. Although the program promises that it will provide coupons and promotions for various websites that can save you money on your online shopping, having it on your PC is not recommended. Adware programs typically enter systems without any permission by users, which should be the first sign that they cannot be trusted. Also, they are known to be prone to exploitation by cyber criminals. If you do not want to risk the computer’s security, getting rid of StartCoup Ads is a must. And you should do it as soon as possible.
How Did StartCoup Ads Get on My Computer?
Adware programs such as StartCoup tend to use bundled downloads as their main distribution method. This means that they do not rely on users wanting to install them willingly, but accidentally. StartCoup is attached to installers of other free applications, and it will be set for installation by default. If you do not want to install any additional programs accidentally, then it is recommended that you opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This will give you the opportunity to prevent any additional programs from being installed. Also, make sure to read carefully through all information that the install wizard presents. This way, you will know what you are getting into.
What Do StartCoup Ads Do?
StartCoup will be attached to your browser immediately after it has been installed. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It will start showing pop-up and banner advertisements whenever you are browsing the web. In most cases, these will offer discounts and promotions for certain items. What is more, the items it displays may be related to your recent browsing habits. Adware programs are able to access information such as browsing history, search queries, IP address, cookies, etc. This is guaranteed to make the ads quite appealing for users. Even so, we do not recommend clicking on any ads as there are potential dangers hidden behind them.
What Is the Harm of StartCoup Ads?
The annoying advertisements are not the real issue when it comes to StartCoup Ads. What you should worry about is that some ads may actually lead to harmful websites. Adware programs are easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote malicious web pages. This is because the promoted websites do not undergo any kind of review. This way, users can be shown some attractive ad and land on a website that is managed by cyber criminals. A couple of things can happen then: either a phishing scheme will be attempted or the website will try to inject malware onto your computer. In both cases your personal and financial information will be at risk. This is why it is best to remove StartCoup at once.
How to Remove StartCoup Ads?
To get rid of StartCoup Ads, you have to go to Control Panel, open the list of programs on the PC, find the program, and uninstall it. However, it is very likely that you have more intruders on your computer. Not all of these can be found and removed that easily, especially malware. This is why the recommended thing to do is to install a reliable antimalware tool. It will get rid of all unwanted programs and infections that are currently on your computer. It will also make it impossible for them to infiltrate your computer in the future.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove StartCoup Ads from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of StartCoup Ads on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove StartCoup Ads in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase StartCoup Ads from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall StartCoup Ads from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove StartCoup Ads from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate StartCoup Ads from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable StartCoup Ads Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove StartCoup Ads from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove StartCoup Ads
Step 2: Uninstall StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of StartCoup Ads from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as StartCoup Ads, 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 StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads 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 StartCoup Ads will be removed.
Eliminate StartCoup Ads 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by StartCoup Ads from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".