Various online surveys or ads pop up saying congratulations, you have won an iphone or ipad as our lucky visitors? You may also notice that the popup shows that ” this ad is brought by Coupon Chaser at the top place, generally. Read this article to figure it out and find a solution to get rid of this adware.
What is Coupon Chaser Ads?
Coupon Chaser is an out and out adware which is annoying and tricky. It is developed by Innovative Apps. Like most other adware, this Coupon Chaser will display some tricky popup ads saying something like congratulations you are today’s lucky visitor or thank you! Congratulations, you have been selected in XX region to take part in our annual online survey shown in below pictures. Bear in mind, these are all tricky for online scam. Once installed, Coupon Chaser will bring you some pop up ads randomly under various URLs from time to time. In my case, I have got this pop up after some browsing online. Surely it doesn’t work on me, however I click OK on below picture to see what will happen.
Then, I got this thing as shown in below picture that requires some online survey (where you may notice that “this ad is brought by Coupon Chaser”). I did all and then proceed with a lot of seemingly endless surveys, even including some requires my personal information (this is really risky and not recommended for all users). Finally I still got many more advertisements that require me to click to various URLs or ads-supporting platform. That’s really time-consuming.
Sometimes, you may also get the most common ads as shown in below picture:
This looks really like some Youtube note scam alerts but you will result in endless online surveys and finally even ask you to pay with various excuses. Be attentive.
Any ads brought by Coupon Chaser is nothing but tricky time-consuming online scams which deserve no trust at all. At any time you sight on any similar ads by Coupon Chaser, you can use below adware removal guide to get rid of it from your computer.
How Did Coupon Chaser Come Into Your Computer?
In overwhelming majority of cases, this Coupon Chaser is installed together with other free download like download manager or some freeware. Often it is installed recklessly by the user. Accordingly, you may practice below measures to keep away from Coupon Chaser ads coming your way:
♥ 1> Use caution when downloading and installing some freeware online, downloader manager, video player, PDF converter or creater and the like, in particular.
♥ 2> Always pay close inspection to the install process of necessary freeware from the Internet. Always opt for custom install to check if anything else is bundled with the freeware install.
To get rid of Coupon Chaser ads from your computer, you may make full use of below removal guide:
How to Remove Coupon Chaser Ads from Your Computer (Adware Removal Guide)
Coupon Chaser is installed as a browser add-on that can attach to most used web browsers like IE, Firefox and Chrome. In this removal guide, we detail on how to get rid of Coupon Chaser from computer and IE, Firefox and Chrome. Here we go.
♦ Step 2. Full Scan Computer System Using Antimalware from Rootkits or Other Hidden Risky Components
Step 1. Uninstall Coupon Chaser and Related PUP from Control Panel
General Uninstall→ Uninstall from Control Panel
Please note, to ensure completely remove Coupon Chaser, you need to remove both Coupon Chaser and its bundling PUP (potentially unwanted program).
For Win 8: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the Coupon Chaser and related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the Coupon Chaser and related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.
For Windows xp: Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the Coupon Chaser and related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.
Recommended Uninstall→ Uninstall using Anvi Uninstaller
The general uninstall for Coupon Chaser would be easy, however, chances are that you don’t know which and when you download some freeware that bundles the Coupon Chaser and thus here we recommend you use Anvi Uninstaller, which is integrated in Cloud System Booster’s toolbox, to facilitate this uninstall proceed. To use Anvi Uninstaller, you can follow below steps:
- 1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster. (Safe download link: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)
- 2. Start it and click on Expert on the main screen to open Expert interface where you can locate Toolbox tab and select Anvi Uninstaller to Run.
- 3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the Delta Search toolbar and the related programs to uninstall.
Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.
And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
Step 2. Full Scan Computer System Using Antimalware from Rootkits or Other Hidden Risky Components
Many browser hijacker or adware comes with rootkit traits to hook deep in system. Therefore, it is necessary to use an antimalware to perform a full scan for those hidden risky components. And here we use the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender for demonstration purpose.
Anvi Smart Defender antimalware download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Start the program and switch to the second tab Scan. 3. Click Full Scan button to perform a full scan and remove the scanned components.
Step 3. Remove Coupon Chaser Add-on from IE, Firefox & Chrome
Method 1→Automatic Removal:
Method 2→Manual Removal:
Method 1→Automatic Removal:
To remove Coupon Chaser browser add-on from IE, Firefox and Chrome, you can take advantage of this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar
Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Start the program and click Manage button on the main screen. 3. Select Coupon Chaser add-on detected and click Remove button to remove it.
If there also comes browser hijacking issues with homepage or start tab replaced by a certain webpage. You may also use this Anvi Slim Toolbar to repair it: Instructions: 1. Back to the main screen and click Repair. 2. Follow the instructions on the interface to complete the repair in IE, Firefox and Chrome.
Method 2→Manual Removal:
Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find the Coupon Chaser and locate it to disable and remove it.
Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.
On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate the related add-on and click Remove button to remove it.
Remove Coupon Chaser add-on from Firefox
Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find the any related plugin and if any, make sure remove it as well.
Open Google Chrome, and click the wrench or bars icon to navigate to Tools → Extensions.
On the opened window, locate the Coupon Chaser extension and click the Trash can icon to remove it.
Step 4. Remove Leftovers and Maintain System Performance
See to remove the cookies since there would be cookies associated with some adware, which causes the constant pop up in your web browser.
Tips: Before the cookies removal, you’d better backup your important personal information like some important username and passwords saved or remembered by your web browser.
Besides, PUP install and adware popup can jam the system and degrade the system performance. It is necessary to clean the system from all those junks. You can use some system cleaner like Cloud System Booster for both tasks ( cookies cleaning and junks removal).
Cloud System Booster Download: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Click Settings icon on the main screen and then navigate to Boost tab → Cleaner → Privacy Cleaner, and then select the infected web browser which always pop up ads. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.
3. Click OK and X to exit and then back on the home screen, click Boost button and remove the junks when the scan finished.
More recommended: if you want a deep optimization, then hard disk defragmentation would be a good idea. As for this, Anvi Ultimate Defrag is available for your nice try. This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html