Coupon Slider Adware

Also Known As: Coupon Slider Virus
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: Moderate
Damage Level

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:

Coupon Slider removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".

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 on the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

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 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 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 want 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

Google Chrome logoRemove Coupon Slider from Google Chrome:

Coupon Slider removal from Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle 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 having problems with the removal of Coupon Slider add-on, you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle 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 want 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

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:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Coupon Slider, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.

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

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

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 want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset by clicking the

Summary:

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:

Free software download clients used in 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:

Using decline button to avoid installation of adware

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:

Using custom installation when downloading free software
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Coupon Slider Adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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