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Mar 7, 2014

ExtraCoupon Adware Removal Tips

My computer is infected by ExtraCoupon Adware, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are both attacked by this virus infection, I try to remove this virus by my own but have no idea where to start.  By the way, the anti-virus program says that my computer is in a normal situation, how can it be possible? My homepage has been replaced and I keep getting pop-up web pages while going online. What is the best way to get rid of this browser hijack redirect virus? Please help.

What is ExtraCoupon Adware :

ExtraCoupon Adware, as a nasty virus process, this browser hijack redirect is able to infect all kinds of the browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, usually cyber criminal will plant the virus process to the free programs, once PC users download and install these infected programs, ExtraCoupon Adware will be activated completely. This adware virus can take over the infected browse so that the infected PC can not use it normally at all, this adware virus needs to be removed completely before it causes further damage, or the infected browser will be in a extremely dangerous situation.

In general, ExtraCoupon Adware redirect virus can infect all the browsers on the infected PC at the same time or step by step, not only can it modify the system settings but also slow down the Internet speed. Infected Computers will suffer slow performance which PC users have to spend more time opening a website or viewing an E-mail, and the virus will redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious webpages once the PC users want to go online. ExtraCoupon Adwarebrowser hijack redirect virus has the ability to cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer, it is suggested that PC users should remove this adware virus as soon as possible.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

The Screen shot of the ExtraCoupon Adware Redirect

ExtraCoupon-adware

Symptoms of Infection:

Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.

How Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get ExtraCoupon Adware virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

Manual Removal Guides:

The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.

1. Clean cookies

* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.

2. Clean add-ons and extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons

(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard

(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.

3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

Run

regitry editor

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Summary

ExtraCoupon Adware totally a browser hijack redirect virus which PC users need to be caution while dealing with this virus infection, not only can it offer fake message but also damage the files on the infected browser and computer. PC users may face other threats if they click on the links on its site, cyber criminals are able to invade the infected browser via its backdoor process, which means the entire information on the infected browser will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked, thus, it is necessary to get rid of this virus infection in an early time.

If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on March 7, 2014 5:38 am

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