Hi there. My laptop has been infected with the Ago.coupround.com ‘virus’ and I have been spending several hours searching the solution but it still didn’t help. I have tried uninstalling all the associated programs and extensions manually and get my pop-up blocker on. But it still pops up when I go to the Internet. When I go to control panel, I don’t see it there. How do I get rid of these annoying pop-up ads?
Ago.coupround.com pop up is usually displayed by adware or potentially unwanted programs which secretly install on your computer without your knowledge. The pop up is annoying and aggressive that has an ability to take control of your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome against your will. Most people may have no idea how this disturbing pop-up could happen because they have already installed antivirus programs to protect their machine. However, adware doesn’t belong to a virus and it can escape the detection of all kinds of antivirus software. To avoid this kind of pop up ads, users should pay more attention on all downloads. Plenty of unwanted pop up ads are from free downloads or free software like TV shows, video or music programs etc and adware could be bundled with these freebies to find its way to get into your computer.
Once you have Ago.coupround.com pop up on your web browser, it must be difficult for you to surf online properly. The adware associated with this pop up also installs as a browser plugin across all the browsers and places other ads randomly on the page you are visiting. It may offer fake messages such as telling you that you have won a new iPhone 6 or your PC performance is poor in order to lure you into clicking its ads. Once you did it, you will be redirected to phishing website that could install malware to your computer and even steal your financial information. Being attacked with Ago.coupround.com adware means you have to endless close advert windows during your browsing session, but those ads won’t stop permanently as they can pop up right back again after a few seconds later. The adware also changes your web browser settings so that your homepage and default search engine could be changed to an odd website which you have never seen before. It also adds unwanted toolbars and extensions in the background which take up large system resources of your computer, therefore it will take much longer for you to load up a certain page or open a program. Considering Ago.coupround.com pop up is irritating and can do nothing good for you, you have to get rid of it without any delay.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by adware. For this type of adware, it can keep giving you Ago.coupround.com pop-up ads. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
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.
Ago.coupround.com pop up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the 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 Ago.coupround.com adware 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 Ago.coupround.com ads hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Ago.coupround.com pop-up is generated by potentially unwanted programs which always give you constant pop-ups about various deals, coupons and commercial offers and won’t let you stop them. This program always carries many dangerous codes which can do harm to the whole system. It can modify your web browser settings no matter you are on Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Therefore, as soon as you browse online, a pop up may come up automatically leading you to questionable webpages and your homepage will be changed without your permission. This kind of ads usually claims it help you save both your time and money while you are shopping online by providing you with valuable coupons, discount deals and other commercial offers, but the truth is it’s just a trick designed by adware designer who want to earn money from the increasing artificial traffic. Ago.coupround.com pop up can come up without asking for your permission so it disturbs users every time they go to the Internet. If you are suffering this issue, please take immediate measure to get it removed.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 14, 2014 3:44 pm