What is CouponDropDown?
CouponDropDown, also mistakenly referred to as Coupon Drop Down is an unethical advertising platform (adware) sponsors can use to display advertisements and coupons. If CouponDropDown is attached to your internet browser as a browser helper object, while browsing the internet many unwanted popup advertisements will appear. These popup advertisements are sometimes blue tags stating you have a numerical amount of coupons. CouponDropDown also displays advertisements from third parties and promotes link click-through in order to gain revenue via CPC. CouponDropDown advertisements will usually say click to continue by CouponDropDown.
Coupon Drop Down publicly documents that they are an advertising product, stating “CouponDropDown is an ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web”.
CouponDropDown can be voluntarily installed with third party applications such as freeware and shareware but has been reported to affect internet browsers without permission, therefore classifying CouponDropDown as a browser hijacker. CouponDropDown may also bundle with third party extensions.
Use the steps below to detect and remove malware infecting your system and remove unwanted CouponDropDown advertisements via the CouponDropDown and third party add-on or extension.
1. Anti-Malware Software (Remove/Troubleshoot Malware)
2. System Restore (Remove/Troubleshoot Malware)
Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates. This can be very helpful if you suspect a severe infection. This can also be used to remove the CouponDropDown program from your system. Note, Microsoft creates restore points when once a new program has been introduced to a system.
3. Uninstall CouponDropDown
CouponDropDown.com may install the CouponDropDown add-on or extension to your preferred internet browser. If present, remove the CouponDropDown program before attempting to remove the CouponDropDown extension.
When removing CouponDropDown keep in mind the CouponDropDown link spam can also be removed by disabling a third party add-on or extension, not just CouponDropDown. If you do not locate a CouponDropDown add-on, look for and remove anything suspicious.
1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs
3. Find CouponDropDown or anything similar in the list of installed programs, select it (highlight) and click the Uninstall button or double click it to properly uninstall CouponDropDown.
4. Remove CouponDropDown Add-on/Extension
CouponDropDown.com attaches a browser helper object onto infected internet browsers called the CouponDropDown. Also note there may be a third party BHO attached as well with a similar title.
Again, when removing CouponDropDown keep in mind the CouponDropDown link spam can also be removed by disabling a third party add-on or extension, not just CouponDropDown. If you do not locate a CouponDropDown add-on, look for and remove anything suspicious.
If you succeeded in uninstalling CouponDropDown through Window’s Uninstaller (above) you may not find CouponDropDown add-on/extension on Internet Explorer.
Use the steps below to remove CouponDropDown and third party add-ons, extensions, and Toolbars from each internet browser installed on your system.
1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon (customize and control icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Delete CouponDropDown by clicking the trash can icon next to it.
1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)
2. On the Extensions and Plugin tabs find CouponDropDown and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tabs find CouponDropDown and remove it.
5. Clear Cache And Cookies
If you visited coupondropdown.com, or clicked links from CouponDropDown adware advertisements it is recommended to delete your browser data. CouponDropDown.com and related websites load cookie files onto computer system without direct permission. This allows them to collect, store, and track information such as browser activity and system information. You can remove your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preferencee or settings options.