TicTacCoupon is an unnecessary advertising software (adware) attached to the web browser that provides a wealth of unreliable online coupon resources. It installs itself without the consent from the owner of the computer. This adware is not very friendly to your browser and disturbs your online activities. Thus, TicTacCoupon should be uninstalled.
TicTacCoupon is a browser plug-in that claims saving more money for computer users on online shopping. You can see it as an extension on the browser. You may have experienced other similar plug-ins and installed some to help you benefit from a wide variety of coupons, free trial products and discount. It seems that the TicTacCoupon can really help you save money when you shop online. However, this browser plug-in is not a friendly browsing application which is able to compromise the Internet environment of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. More importantly, TicTacCoupon can be installed without permission from the computer user.
Similar to other unwanted adware GorillaPrice and DynamicPricer which get into your computer suddenly and declare that they can help you save more money in your pocket, TicTacCoupon is also here to play the same trick. By offering unreliable discounts and coupons you are intersected, it makes you to visit many advertising sites. In addition, as mentioned above, TicTacCoupon is an unwanted thing and can be installed without consent from the computer user if the user downloads some free programs from unknown sources. Free program developers often add advertising software to the program. When you install the program, you may forget to cancel other inconspicuous installation. Moreover, you can also be redirected to a specific web page asking you to download the adware if you visit phishing sites. It undoubtedly not only affects your online activities, but also collects your online traces. That is why the things TicTacCoupon shows are always match your interests.
1. TicTacCoupon is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. TicTacCoupon may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. TicTacCoupon may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
TicTacCoupon not only can finish its unauthorized installation itself furtively, but also can redirect you to other suspicious web sites. It also messes up the target computer if you do not get rid of TicTacCoupon quickly. This advertising software is able to help its developers keep track of your browsing history and collect valuable information. Your personal data and the system stability will also be affected. Therefore, you had better remove TicTacCoupon completely from your computer.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of TicTacCoupon
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end TicTacCoupon’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to TicTacCoupon through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the registry entries of TicTacCoupon
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of TicTacCoupon
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Legitimate browser plug-ins are designed to help computer users benefit from the many online resources and improve the surfing experience. They don’t take up much room in your computer and won’t occupy your browser to force you to use them. TicTacCoupon is different from them. Don’t be deceived by its statement of saving more money for you. If you don’t want to uninstall TicTacCoupon, you will be harassed by many pop-up ads. It is usually bundled with spam email attachments, corrupted free programs and malicious web sites. Forming good surfing habits can help us keep away from bad infections. It brings threats to your personal information. Hence, you should remove TicTacCoupon timely.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on July 17, 2014 12:27 am