My computer is acting wired after Coupon Clipster Ads appears. I am not 100% sure how these got on my machine. I have firewall and Macfee on my machine. I think they may have been hidden in the media player I just downloaded. How do I remove it completely? Help!
Coupon Clipster Ads is an annoying program that can easily record your browsing activities on the victim browser and generate irresistible unwanted popping up ads on the screen. It can be installed in the background and to execute a harmful effect on the target computer in silence. It produces many malicious extensions on the bad browser and you can only see harmful infection in the victim browser covering the whole screen. The extensions can be dangerous and annoying to many people when using the bad browser and it infects Mozilla Firefox, Google browser, IE browser, and Safari browser of Apple Company that we can get a conclusion that it can infects many kinds of browser we may have today. People are wondering about how it passes through the security guard and successfully get installed on the target computer secretly.
To be noticed, often, you are the one who gave the permission of installation to them. It is usually packed in some freeware installation package or media files to hide from firewall alerts because it is considered to be the extension of the files you downloaded a harmless, safe browser extension. Finally it turns out to be a bit of trouble. This means that, if you have installed this unnecessary program on a specified computer, it can perform many inappropriate actions when you are using the browser which is already infected. We believe that it will slow Internet speed while you are using the infected browser to surf online because it has many pictures or videos to load and the pictures and videos will eat up most of the network speed. And with so many junk files it generates, it will eat up RAMs so your computer performance will be slower than before. If you have it installed already, your computer will soon be in a big trouble. To protect your computer, you need to remove it as soon as possible.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Coupon Clipster Ads is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Coupon Clipster.
Coupon Clipster Ads is a malicious ads that looks like a help to filter products and provide you preferential discount of famous online shopping websites to help you save more money. It looks like you will never have the proper network connection speed. You always have to wait for the webpage to be fully loaded. If you are using the victim’s browser, you will often get Webpage failed to load prompt. Webpages needs more time to be fully displayed because the network flow was eaten by ads and unwanted pop up videos. Planning to stay in the browser to steal your personal information, it is directing you to suspicious websites, looking for sales opportunities, and changing the browser settings and network settings. It is strongly recommended to complete fully removal of Coupon Clipster Ads soon
Published by & last updated on March 31, 2014 10:44 am