I mistakenly downloaded something called “RoyalCoupon” on my Dell computer, and since then my computer was working weird even though I have uninstalled this program from control panel. Over the past couple of days my internet browsing has been interrupted quite frequently by numerous types of pop up ads!! How can I remove those popups from appearing? I am using Interest Explorer and Windows 7. Any help to remove the ads associated with RoyalCoupon will be appreciated.
RoyalCoupon is classfied as annoying adware that can do harmful actions on your web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome against your will. Usually this type of adware comes along with the freeware, games or music players which you downloaded from the Internet. It also could be installed on your computer without needing your approval. Once it is settled down, it can change your browser settings in the background, thus you will notice various changes made on the system. At first, you will find that your default homepage and search engine have been changed to web pages you are not familiar with. Although sometimes those pages can provide you search function like other legitimate search engines (Google, Bing or Yahoo etc.), however, once you input a keyword, you will see the bogus search only gives you endless sponsored links and pop-up ads. In addition, if an adware is placed on your machine, it can monitor and record all activities while you are browsing the internet. It logs what particular web sites you usually visited and also your search and queries were also recorded without your permission. According to the collected information, it displays many pop-ups that interest you and lures you into clicking on them so that it can easily get money from the traffic. If you click on those ads, you will end up installing malware or other unwanted programs immediately as a result.
As mentioned above, we have known that RoyalCoupon is an unfriendly program that has no reason to keep it on your machine. Even though the developers of this application promise that it will save your time and money when shopping online, but actually this program is designed to promote commercial software and boost affiliate payments. Its effect can be visible during web browsing activities. When you try to search something from the Internet, the search results will be filled with malicious websites and sponsored links which are generated by third party. And it gives you tons of ads about coupons, deals and other offers whenever you are online. Those ads are quite annoying but they won’t let you get rid of them easily even though you may have deleted all the suscipus add-ons or cookies. To completely get rid of RoyalCoupon ads, manual removal is the best choice.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Malware associated with RoyalCoupon adware hijacks your browser in order to redirect your web search results and change your homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once RoyalCoupon pop-up ads is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
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. Remove all the malicious files related to RoyalCoupon Pop-up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
RoyalCoupon (Ads by RoyalCoupon) is not a typical virus but an add-on associated with adware or browser hijacker. Using adware tools or security programs cannot help to get rid of this thing completely. It can hide deep inside the computer and may affect your r egistry entries as well. Once it is running, this adware will give you endless pop-up ads that keep interrupting your online activities. Pop-up ads windows appear out of nowhere and with blue or green underlined keywords below the contents. Clicking them will increase the risk of your computer security. It can install more and more unwanted program or viruses on your computer. Therefore, it is suggested users remove RoyalCoupon manually.
Published by & last updated on September 22, 2014 10:38 am