|Short Description||May collect data from the user and display unwanted advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser slowdowns, unwanted advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundling, visiting suspicious websites, or clicking on fake Java/ Adobe updates.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By TakeTheCouPon|
TakeTheCouPon is an adware programs whose purpose is to show numerous advertisements to users. The application is able to generate these ads on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Adware programs are considered to be intrusive. TakeTheCouPon has most probably entered your PC without your permission.
This reason alone should be enough for you to want to remove it. What is more, TakeTheCouPon is considered to be a vulnerability for the computer’s security. Its activities can lead to malware entering your PC. This is why it is strongly recommended that you remove it from your computer as soon as possible.
How Did TakeTheCouPon Enter My PC?
In all likelihood, you have not installed TakeTheCouPon willingly. Adware programs use bundling as a method to spread to numerous computers. TakeTheCouPon is attached to installers of free applications. This allows it to get installed without being noticed by users. There are a few things you can do to avoid getting unwanted programs on your computer:
- Avoid third-party software vendors. They are often used to distribute bundled downloads.
- Pay attention during when installing software. Look for any information that says third-party programs are also going to be installed.
- Opt for Custom/Advanced installation. This way, you will be able to see if there are any additional programs featured on the installer. You will also be able to decline them.
What Does TakeTheCouPon Do?
Right after it gets installed, TakeTheCouPon will start displaying ads while you are browsing the web. Although the supposed purpose of the program is to help you save time and money on your online shopping. It will even start collecting information on your browsing in order to present targeted ads that will be more appealing to users. This may make TakeTheCouPon look as though it is a useful program, but there is more to this program.
Is TakeTheCouPon Dangerous?
TakeTheCouPon itself is not dangerous, but there are some security risks that you should be aware of. The ads that you are shown may prove to be misleading. It is possible that the ads that you are presented with to lead to unreliable and malicious websites. Typically, these websites will try one of two things:
- Your computer may be infected with malware. Then, cyber criminals will be able to prevent the PC from operating properly. They will also be able to steal your personal and financial information.
- A phishing scheme may also be attempted. Cyber criminals will offer you to participate in a fake raffle or claim you have won some prize. They will demand your personal and possibly financial details in return.
The best thing to do is get rid of TakeTheCouPon as soon as possible. Adware applications usually can be removed manually. This can be done by going to Control Panel, opening the list of programs, and uninstalling TakeTheCouPon. If you continue to receive advertisements, then your problems are more severe. It is possible that TakeTheCouPon has spread to more directories and is continuing to cause you problems, or there may be more adware on your PC. There is even a possibility that malware has managed to infiltrate the computer. This is why it is recommended that you acquire a powerful security tool that will remove all intruders, and at the same time it will protect the system against future attacks. This way you can be sure that all of your sensitive information is completely 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
- Guide 1: How to Remove TakeTheCouPon from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of TakeTheCouPon from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove TakeTheCouPon from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase TakeTheCouPon from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall TakeTheCouPon from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove TakeTheCouPon from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate TakeTheCouPon from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove TakeTheCouPon from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove TakeTheCouPon
Step 2: Uninstall TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of TakeTheCouPon from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as TakeTheCouPon, 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 TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon 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 TakeTheCouPon will be removed.
Eliminate TakeTheCouPon 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.