Coupon Slider Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Coupon Slider removal guide
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 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.
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.
Coupon Slider removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
WIndows 8 users:
Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
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.
Remove Coupon Slider from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Coupon Slider from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Innovative Apps related entries ("Coupon Slider") and disable them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of 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 on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
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 on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Coupon Slider from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), 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?
Remove Coupon Slider from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Coupon Slider".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Coupon Slider, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on the "Reset FireFox" button.
Coupon Slider Adware 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. 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. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Coupon Slider Adware distribution:
To avoid installation of Coupon Slider 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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Coupon Slider Adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.