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How to Remove Search.coupons.com Redirect and Coupons.com Toolbar?

 

Your internet browser starts with search.coupons.com and the new tab page is changed to search.coupons.com, too? A Coupons toolbar installed on your browser without your consent and becomes annoying? Want to get your internet browser works correctly again? Then read on.

 

What Is Search.coupons.com Redirect and Coupons.com Toolbar?

 

Search.coupons.com is a search engine that take use of Bing search, but it actually offers various coupons and promotes Couponbar toolbar from coupons.com. When you click on the links that claims to save you money, you will be lead to all kinds of shopping websites. Coupons.com toolbar is designed to present all kinds of coupons, too.

Search.coupons.com

Coupons.com toolbar

 

Technically, search.coupons.com and Coupons.com toolbar aren’t viruses, but considering their sneaky behavior, they are defined as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry. Search.coupons.com is also referred to as browser hijacker. Once infected, the homepage and new tab page will be changed to search.coupons.com and the search engine will be changed to Web Search which actually is Bing.

 

How Does Search.coupons.com Redirect Infect a Computer?

 

Search.coupons.com redirect is usually caused when installing Coupons.com toolbar or other freeware. The installer of such programs contains optional choice—make search.coupons.com your homepage and new tab page and make web search your default search engine.

Please always opt for Custom/Advanced Installation and be cautious and careful during the installing process. Some additional installation or browser setting may be hard to notice.

 

How to Remove Search.coupons.com Redirect and Coupons.com Toolbar?

 

                                                                                                           

The outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 Remove  Coupons.com Toolbar and Search.coupons.com Redirect Manually

Step 1 Uninstall Coupons.com toolbar through Control Panel

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your installed web browser

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Option 2 Remove Coupons.com Toolbar and Search.coupons.com Redirect Automatically

Step 1 Uninstall Coupons.com toolbar using Anvi Uninstaller (Delete all the registry keys that have been added along with the application)

Step 2 Restore browser settings

Step 3 Clean up residual files with Cloud System Booster

                                                                                                          

Option 1 Remove  Coupons.com Toolbar and Search.coupons.com Redirect Manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall Coupons.com toolbar through Control Panel

 

Windows 8: Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → search for CouponBar → click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

Or, move the mouse pointer to bottom left corner → right click onHot button → select Control Panel from the list → click on Uninstall a Program → search for CouponBar → click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

 

Windows 7/Vista: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → Search for CouponBar → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

Control Panel

 

Windows XP: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → Search for CouponBar → Click on Remove button to remove them one by one

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your installed web browser

 

In most cases, after uninstalling this application, the browser add-on added would have been removed but you need to modify the homepage, new tab page and search engine manually.

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. To change homepage: Click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.coupons.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Coupons.com CouponBar → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE-extensions

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Web Search → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

IE-search engine

Next Step

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To remove extensions: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove Coupons.com CouponBar

 

2. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

3. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Web Search → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Firefox-search engine

Next Step

For Google Chrome Users:

 

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.coupons.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set Google as your default search engine → remove Conduit from the list

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate Coupons.com Toolbar or any other suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

 Chrome-extension

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

After remove Coupons.com toolbar, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-boost

 

You can click on the numbers that are underlined to view the detail information.

View detail information

Option 2 Remove Coupons.com Toolbar and Search.coupons.com Redirect Automatically

 

Step 1 Uninstall Coupons.com toolbar using Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster. It can delete all the registry keys added by the application that is uninstalled.

 

1. Download Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Run Cloud System Booster, and then switch to Expert mode to Download Anvi Uninstaller in the Toolbox.

Please kindly note that this will be done in seconds.

Anvi Uninstaller

 

3. Run Anvi Uninstaller and then search for CouponBar and any suspicious that may have bundled this virus in Recently Installed tab.

You are recommended to switch to Recently Installed tab to search for this application.

Anvi Uninstaller

 

4. Click on Uninstall button and Skip button if you don’t want to create a system restore point.

Uninstalling

Coupons.com toolbar-uninstall

 

As you can see the Perfect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version. You need to upgrade to pro version to delete all the registry keys and leftover item on the hard drive.

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

5. Click on Close button to exit Anvi Uninstaller after uninstall finished.

 

Step 2 Restore browser settings

 

You can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-scan

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Slim toolbar-trash bin

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files with Cloud System Booster

 

1. Head back to Home mode and click on Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

2. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-boost

 

3. You can click on the numbers that are underlined to view the detail information.

View detail information

 

Now, Search.coupons.com redirect and Coupons.com toolbar should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encounter any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.