Jan 8, 2015

Remove TPerfectCoupon Pop-up Ads

Are there numerous ads, coupons, deals, in-text ads titled with “TPerfectCoupon” on every web page you are trying to open? Is your homepage suddenly changed to other phony search engines? Does it always take forever to load up a website? If you are suffering with these problems, that indicates your computer has been attacked by some kind of adware or browser hijacker threats. Follow the guides below to get rid of these annoying pop-ups quickly.

TPerfectCoupon Pop-up Ads Description:

If you keep receiving pop-up ads titled with ‘Ads by TPerfectCoupon‘ or ‘Brought by TPerfectCoupon‘, then your computer is at risk of being infected by adware or browser hijacker malware. This kind of adware is usually free for users to download. Although it seems like a good program that can save your time and money by providing you available coupon codes or other useful information, what it really does is to throw you tons of annoying advertisements during your browsing sessions. It won’t save your money, vice versa – you can lose your money due to this application.

TPerfectCoupon serves as an advertisement platform for merchants and users may experience numerous pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks to sponsored products and special deals which are quite annoying and disturbing. Such malicious adware is able to affect all most popular web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox. That means no matter which browser you use to go online, constant TPerfectCoupon ads will appear from time to time, interrupting your online activities. It is suggested users not click on any of those advertisements because once you do so, you will be redirected to other websites against your will or download potentially unwanted programs immediately. Cyber criminals design this adware for promoting their services and directing some traffic to their websites. It is able to modify your default homepage, search provider or other important settings. In a word, TPerfectCoupon is not a virus but it is something potentially unwanted, you should not keep it on your computer.

If you’re not a computer savvy and not sure how to start the manual removal procedure during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

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 TPerfectCoupon 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.

TPerfectCoupon Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

TPerfectCoupon 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.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

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.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

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

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once TPerfectCoupon 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:

task manager

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 TPerfectCoupon ads hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

TPerfectCoupon is a potentially unwanted program that usually gets installed together with various free applications, like players, games, trial software, PDF creators and so on. Although it claims it helps you save both your time and money while you are shopping online and it can provide you with valuable coupons, discount deals and other commercial offers, the truth is it’s just a trick designed by adware designer who want to earn money from the increasing artificial traffic. Adware is not a virus, but it can redirect you to potentially unsafe websites where you can get your system infected. Besides, TPerfectCoupon pop up hijacks your browser and changes your default settings, so that you’ll find that your home page or tool bar have been changed to a completely different one. The longer you keep this adware on your machine, the more damages it will bring. Therefore, don’t hesitate to rid it off your computer once upon detection.
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 January 8, 2015 8:56 am

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