Hey, there. A bad news is coming to me now. My computer is affecting by a pesky virus which is named Couponorific. It is an annoying and malicious adware program. I just got this bad thing this morning. I was struggling to remove this virus by myself the whole day. Until now, it still doesn’t do well for me. What should I do now? Please help.
Couponorific is classified to the family of browser hijacker. This program is an unwanted adware which is used in advertising platform. This adware is a potential unnecessary application. The reason why we call this adware as an unwanted program for it can invade computer system deceptively without your consent or knowledge. This adware is so pesky and risky. Once this adware added into your computer system, you can take over your online behaviors at once. This adware has the ability to change your default homepage and browser settings. You may find that your browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are modified automatically without your permission. You may be redirected by this adware to visit some unsafe websites or malicious links.
If you google for this adware, you may find that usually this adware comes through free downloads from suspicious sources, visiting hacked webpages and unknowingly clicking spam emails. Couponorific is an ad-supported program which is shaped by cyber hackers. This adware may sponsor particular products and in return earns fund from it. Any casual click on any of its advertisements will forward you to some unwanted web pages which will be full of advertisement deals. This kind of virus is produced for the purpose of collecting money from computer users. Once this malicious adware installed on your computer, it may cause lots of trouble for you. You may feel so annoying about it. After its installation, it creates web traffic, gathers sales opportunities for other illegal sites online and will display advertisements links on your browsers without your interest. This infection has the ability to block the work of real antivirus and also disable the process of system. What’s more, this adware is capable to record your online habits and violates your confidential information such as password, bank account, user name, bank details IP address and many others information. Furthermore, this adware also slows down the computer speed and creates problem for the computer users. Otherwise, it may bring other viruses into your system which may ruin your computer applications so badly. Hence, in order to protect your computer from damaging, please remove this adware as soon as you detect it.
1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
Couponorific hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious 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 this virus
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 this hijacker’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 this browser hijacker 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 its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Couponorific is a dangerous and annoying adware program. This infection can not be removed by any other antivirus program. Only manual removal way can get rid of this virus completely. This virus can modify your registry settings and other important windows system files. If you don’t remove this virus in time, it can cause a complete computer crash. Additionally, lots of pop-ups and ads are spread from this adware’s domain. These things will chock up your computer, so that your computer will become stuck so frequently. Due to this adware, you may not do your works on your computer normally as before. If you want to get your computer back to the normal mode, you should follow the above step by step removal guide to remove this malicious adware without any delay.
Suggestion: 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 December 15, 2014 12:48 pm