Coupon Slider Adware

Also Known As: Coupon Slider Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: <strong>Medium</strong>

Coupon Slider removal guide

What is Coupon Slider?

The Coupon Slider browser add-on displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Walmart, Best Buy, Walgreens, etc. This browser extension is created by 215 Apps (innovative Apps) and compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Whilst it claims to save time and money when shopping online, and appears legitimate, in fact, this browser add-on causes diminished system performance and possible privacy issues. Moreover, many Internet users complain that Coupon Slider appeared on their Internet browser even though they did not willingly install it. Unwilling installations of Coupon Slider are caused as a result of promotion via free software downloads.

Computer users may inadvertently install this potentially unwanted browser plug-in, together with freeware, if they do not pay close enough attention to the installation steps. To avoid installation of this adware, always choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options when dealing with freeware, since choosing 'Typical' or 'Quick' often leads to installation of Coupon Slider or other adware. Today, many popular download websites (including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) use download clients and installers offering (sometimes using deceptive methods) installation of additional software when downloading and installing free programs. Coupon Slider is not a computer virus, however, due to its privacy-related issues and deceptive promotion methods, is categorized as adware.

Coupon Slider Adware

Coupon Slider is similar to many other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) developed by 215 Apps including DealDropDown, Savings Slider, and Tiger Savings. If you see Coupon Slider ads when browsing Internet shopping websites, your Internet browser/s are infiltrated with a PUP, which causes diminished browser performance and may lead to serious privacy issues. To remove Coupon Slider, use the removal guide provided.

Information from the Coupon Slider Privacy Policy:

THE PLUGIN COLLECTS AND STORES INFORMATION FOR LICENSOR ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VISIT AND YOUR ACTIVITY ON THOSE PAGES, SUCH AS IMPRESSIONS AND CLICKS. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE PLUGIN SERVICE MAY BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, AND IN SOME CASES INFORMATION (INCLUDING INFORMATION FROM OR ABOUT PAGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES YOU VISIT) MAY BE USED OR SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR PURPOSES OF DISPLAYING TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS TO YOU. BUT PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ANALYSE WEB USAGE DATA TO DETERMINE THE INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY OF ANY PLUGIN USER.

Quick menu: Quick solution to remove Coupon Slider Virus

Coupon Slider removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Coupon Slider uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Coupon Slider", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling Coupon Slider, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Remove Coupon Slider from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Internet Explorer logoRemove Coupon Slider from Internet Explorer:

Coupon Slider removal from Internet Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Innovative Apps related entries ("Coupon Slider") and disable them.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon slider , reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Google Chrome logoRemove Coupon Slider from Google Chrome:

Coupon Slider removal from Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate: "Coupon Slider", select it and click on the trash can icon.

If the Coupon Slider extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon slider , reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Coupon Slider from Mozilla FireFox:

Coupon Slider removal from Mozilla FireFox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Coupon Slider".

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with coupon slider removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

safari browser logoRemove coupon slider from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:
declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 1Coupon Slider Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 2

Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.

If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.

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