How do I stop NextCoup pop-up ads on Chrome? It keeps appearing and disturbs my online activity. Also it slows down my PC and right now my CPU is running at a high percentage. I have deleted the chrome extension multiple times but it has repeatedly come back. Is it a virus or something malicious? I have run a full scan on Norton 360 but nothing found. I can’t seem to find a way on how to remove it. Any suggestion?
If NextCoup ads keeps appearing within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, then your computer must be infected with an adware or a potentially unwanted program. Those random advertisements are intended to attract web traffic and distribute malware or spyware, therefore it is advised users NEVER click on them under any circumstance even they may seem to be attractive. Once you do that, you could be redirected to shady web sites that can be porn–related or full of advertising banners. It also can force you to those pages which ask you to pay something or give away your bank account details.
It will show a clear sign if your web browser has been hijacked. You will find that your homepage, startup page, or search engine has been changed to a site you don’t recognize and probably there are unfamiliar extensions or toolbars added to your browser without your approval. In addition, NextCoup ads will pop up every time when you go online, especially when you are on shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, Walmart or some other commercial stores. This program claims to offer Internet users a lower price when they try to purchase something over the Internet, but the fact is this program monitors your Internet habits and tracks which websites you’re visiting in the background in order to show you unwanted pop-up ads and promote third-party software. This adware also slows down your computer speed in order to generate more and more ads, in that case you will notice that CPU usage is extremely high and your computer will suddenly start struggling to cope and will become slow to respond to your commands. You will be unable to open an Internet browser because it keeps crashing. Although NextCoup ads is aiming to help you save a lot of money with your online purchases, no one wants to keep it popping up on the computer all the time. It must be removed manually.
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 Dragon Coupon 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.
NextCoup 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 NextCoup 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 NextCoup ads hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
NextCoup is categorized as adware that always comes bundled with other free programs or files. This application promises to give you the best discounts and save a lot of your money, but the truth is, it only aims to advertise specific commercial pages and make you buy something unwanted from there. Technically speaking, it is not a virus, but this program still poses a huge risk for your PC security. It is designed to hijack and replace your current home page, gather search terms and redirect users to dangerous websites, install bogus web browser extension called NextCoup and display crazy ads marked as “Brought by NextCoup” or “Ads by NextCoup”. Now lots of PC users will try to scan their computers once they find unwanted pop-up ads on their computers, but after spending several hours scanning the computer, they still get nothing suspicious items. As we mentioned before, adware doesn’t belong to computer viruses. Therefore, if you want to get rid of NextCoup pop-up completely, manual removal will be the best choice.
Published by & last updated on January 17, 2015 1:23 am