DotFab Blog » Adware»How to Remove CouponMaker Pop-up Ads and Coupons? (Browser Extension Removal Guide)

How to Remove CouponMaker Pop-up Ads and Coupons? (Browser Extension Removal Guide)

 

About CouponMaker and CouponMaker Pop-up Ads

 

These days, users are bombarded with ads by CouponMaker. It has been an urgent matter to remove these annoying ads. So what is CouponMaker?

CouponMaker is a browser extension/add-on that categorized as adware and PUP working with other dubious websites and advertiser to generate traffic and monetize it.

CouponMaker

 

CouponMaker browser extension delivers in-text ads (highlighted words within the text of the webpage you visit are matched with advertising and/or related information units), pop-up ads and coupons as well as transitional ads to random webpage you visit, attempting to attract you to purchase products the ads prompt.

CouponMaker extension will access all of your websites, tabs and online activity for the collecting of your browsing habit and data including credit card, log-in password, and email, etc. The purpose is to inject the ads related to your preferences into most of the websites you browse so as to mislead you to click its ads or purchase the products CouponMaker ads promote.

 

How Dose CouponMaker Come to Your PC

 

CouponMaker sneaks into computer mainly by the means bundling. It is packaged with different free downloads including player updates, free software, video recording/streaming to install on your PC along with other potentially unwanted programs (collectively additional offers) without direct knowledge and permission.

Or some victims install the adware from its websites by themselves. They believe what CouponMaker says that it will actually offer you with Discounts and coupons while buying your favorite products. Many of them know little about the program, are regretful after install it and don’t know how to remove the adware. What’s more annoying, the adware itself contains other PUP installers to modify your system settings.

Thus we suggest users to be attentive when download programs from the internet. If it is necessary, please select Custom or Advanced Installation in the beginning of the installation. Then you can clearly know what additional offers the program includes and prevent they from getting into your PC by clicking “Skip” or “Decline” or unchecking the selected box of these options. For more prevention tips, please read:

How to Be Safe Online–to avoid being infected with CouponMaker and virus infections in the future

 

CouponMaker poses a safety hazard and deliver ads now and then. Under no condition, we’d leave it on our computers. Below a step-by-step removal method is shown, please follow it in order.

 

———————————————————————————————————–

 

How to Remove CouponMaker Ads and Coupons?

 

Five steps for removal of CouponMaker ads and coupons

———————————–

 

Uninstall CouponMaker and other PUP from computer

 

Because CouponMaker may intall on PC along with other PUP, so please locate CouponMaker and other PUP such as Jump Flip, Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Mobogenie, etc and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to ensure your PC is free from any negative program.

 

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for CouponMaker, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for CouponMaker, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

11

 

 

Alternative uninstall method

(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud System Booster)

Install and start Could System Booster(link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select CouponMaker and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).

Similar picture

11

 

You can directly clean up leftovers caused by CouponMaker and these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use the Pro Version.


 

Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.CouponMaker) and other virus infections hidden in your PC

 

PUP.XXX including PUP.CouponMaker refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs like CouponMaker remaining in your PC which can’t be removed from control panel. As CouponMaker advertisements and deals are suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan

Smart Defender 2.2

scan

 


 

Eliminate CouponMaker browser extension from all of browsers

 

Because CouponMaker extension will not be get rid of along with the removal of this unwanted program and other viruses, you must remove them to get rid of coupons from CouponMaker and keep the security of your personal information.

Note: It is normal that CouponMaker has been removed before you try to get rid of them from your browser.

Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 4) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.

Removal process demonstration:

1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php and install it according its navigation.

Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar

5

4
 

Remove CouponMaker add-on from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.
3
 

It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove CouponMaker plug-ins automatically.

The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

Start it and click Manager. Then select CouponMaker add-on on all browsers and remove.

Similar picture

remove unwanted browser extension with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

–Or you can choose to manually remove CouponMaker plug-in from your browser

 

2

Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons.

12

 

Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on CouponMaker and then click on Disable.

 

 

4

Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons.

12

 

Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of CouponMaker.

 

3

Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions.

15

 

Locate CouponMaker and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

 

Clean up leftovers of CouponMaker and optimize your PC

 

The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of CouponMaker and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.

Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

5
 

3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

1

Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with CouponMaker via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.

Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.

2

Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.


 

Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking

 

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

Download link http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php

After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.

AD Blocker
 

Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.

block malicious websites

That’s it
————————————————-

 

Deep cleanup for you disk

 

After a longtime of use, your disk must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

aud3 (1)

——————————————————————–


 

Tips for Being Safe Online

 

To ensure be safe online in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.