My Coupon Storm (Virus Removal Guide)

My Coupon Storm

My Coupon Storm adware is an ad-serving program that functions as a web browser in order to post deceptive advertisements. Often times My Coupon Storm adware will infect your computer by bundling with a program that the user downloads from a disreputable client. The advertisements posted by My Coupon Storm adware will be a reflection of the user’s browsing history in order to persuade the user to click. Some of these ads may lead to malicious websites, leading to more potentially unwanted programs infecting the user’s system. The most noticeable sign of infection can be found in the ads, which will contain text such as Ads by My Coupon Storm.” 

My Coupon Storm

My Coupon Storm adware can infect your web browser in a variety of ways, the most common way is through a bundled download. Malicious websites will often bundle potentially unwanted programs with the downloads that they advertise. Downloads that generally include potentially unwanted programs include, but are not limited to, freeware, download managers, and torrent files. If the user had previously downloaded a malicious program, it could be responsible for having downloaded My Coupon Storm adware. Potentially unwanted programs such as My Coupon Storm adware are known for misrepresenting themselves in order to trick unsuspecting users into a direct download. My Coupon Storm adware does this by advertising itself as a browser extension for an improved experience. The method of infection is unimportant since the steps that are provided below will remove My Coupon Storm adware regardless.

Once downloaded, My Coupon Storm adware will attach itself to your primary web browser in order to post deceitful ads. Browsers that are vulnerable to infection include Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. By monitoring your browsing activity, My Coupon Storm adware is able to create advertisements that appeal to your interests. Some of these ads are false and will trigger a redirect to a malicious site, where you are susceptible to greater infection. If you notice signs of infection such as decreased browser speed or ads by My Coupon Storm, then you should begin the steps for removal.

If you notice ads by My Coupon Storm in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari it is recommended to remove the adware immediately and scan your computer with reputable software to locate additional threats that may have been introduced to your system by My Coupon Storm. Our test machine was able to locate hundreds of malicious files that were introduced to our machine alongside this adware.

Threat Details

Name My Coupon Storm, My Coupon Storm virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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How to remove My Coupon Storm (Virus Removal Guide)

This My Coupon Storm removal guide will remove My Coupon Storm, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall My Coupon Storm and unwanted programs
  4. Remove My Coupon Storm extension
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall My Coupon Storm and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall My Coupon Storm and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

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

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for My Coupon Storm Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled My Coupon Storm Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove My Coupon Storm extension

The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the My Coupon Storm extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the My Coupon Storm add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the My Coupon Storm add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the My Coupon Storm extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


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.