How to remove Coupoon (Virus Removal Guide)

Coupoon (also known as Coupoon virus) is an adware program and browser attachment that generates pop-up and in-text advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. Coupoon adware usually generates pop-up advertisements that say “Ads by Coupoon” on them.

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If you notice pop-up ads by Coupoon while browsing the web, your computer is definitely infected with adware. Coupoon ads can arrive as a standalone program with the same title, inside a third-party program, or be directed through various browser attachments. But that’s not all, this adware is also known to bundle alongside other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and malware.

Coupoon adware and the programs that it bundles with will schedule new tasks and change existing Windows start-up settings in order to run every time Windows starts and remain enabled if disabled. Programs and browser attachments that bundle with this adware can also cause additional issues for computer and internet users aside from  unwanted pop-up advertisements. Other issues include browser redirections, a loss in computer and internet functionality, and other privacy issues.

Even though the Coupoon virus is not technically defined as a computer virus or malicious parasite, the unwanted program is still a serious threat or the sign of a very severe computer infection. Since Coupoon is known to download and install alongside third-party malware, malicious files, and additional potentially unwanted programs, including browser hijackers like Jogostempo.com, it will be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions from each installed internet browser in order to stop all unwanted activities caused by this program and others from occurring. Apart from manually eradicating the program and others that it bundles with, files may remain undetected to the average computer user. That is why the professional internet security community recommends to use a reputable anti-malware product to remove Coupoon and malicious files that it may bundle with.

How did Coupoon get on my computer?

Coupoon and the unwanted programs that it bundles with are usually always contracted without the consent or knowledge of the computer user. The adware is used to promote free downloadable content from a variety of locations on the web; therefor it bundles with multiple objects. Free downloadable content that this adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, torrents, and more.

Users who wish to consciously and manually install freeware may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Coupoon adware and other objects alongside the freeware during the installation and setup process; However, the user request to decline the adware from installing is often ignored by the program or presented in a deceptive manner and the adware will install anyways.

This program and objects that it bundles with can also be promoted and contracted through questionable advertisements. These advertisements are usually dishonest, misleading, and can cause the program to automatically download and install once they’re clicked on.

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  • Coupoon can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
  • Coupoon can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
  • Coupoon bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • Coupoon is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as Cnet (download.com), Softonic, and others.
  • Coupoon injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Coupoon makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove Coupoon (Removal Guide)

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Step 1: Remove Coupoon extensions


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1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Coupoon extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. Search for the Coupoon add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.

Apple Safari

1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Find the Coupoon extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 2: Uninstall Coupoon from Windows

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. Search for Coupoon and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. If you can not find this program in the list of installed program please see steps 3 and 4 below.

Step 3: Remove Coupoon virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

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4. When the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential Coupoon malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.