Coupon Slider Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Coupon Slider removal guide
Coupon Slider is a browser add-on which shows coupon ads when it's users visit online shopping websites (walmart, best buy, walgreens etc.). This browser extension is created by 215 Apps (innovative Apps) and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. Notice that while it's claims to save time and money while shopping online seems legitimate, in reality this browser add-on causes system slowdowns and may cause privacy issues, moreover many Internet users complain that Coupon Slider appeared on their Internet browsers even thought they haven't installed it. Such unwilling installation of Coupon Slider is caused by the fact that it's being promoted using free software downloads.
Computer users installs this potentially unwanted browser plug-in together with some freeware when they don't pay close attention to the installation steps - to avoid installation of such adware one should always choose "custom" or "advanced" installation options when dealing with freeware, most commonly choosing "typical" or "quick" installation options will lead to the installation of Coupon Slider or other adware. Notice that nowadays many popular download websites (including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) are using download clients and installers which offer (some in a very deceptive way) to install additional software when downloading and installing some free programs. Coupon Slider is not a computer virus, however due to it's privacy related issues and the deceptive promotion methods it can be categorized as being adware.
Coupon Slider is similar to other potentially unwanted programs developed by 215 Apps, for example: DealDropDown, Savings Slider, Tiger Savings and many other. If you see Coupon Slider ads when browsing Internet shopping websites you can be sure that your Internet browsers are infiltrated with a potentially unwanted program which causes browser slowdowns and may lead to serious privacy issues. To remove Coupon Slider use the provided removal guide.
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 in 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 left 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 gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Innovative Apps related entries ("Coupon Slider") and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of Coupon Slider you can reset you 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 a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Coupon Slider" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If Coupon Slider extension is greyed out and you can't 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 having problems with removal of Coupon Slider you can reset you 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 "Reset FireFox" button.