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How to uninstall the Coupon Printer adware?

Also Known As: Ads by Coupon Printer
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is Coupon Printer?

Coupon Printer is supposed to print Coupon with barcodes that could be properly scanned in stores. However, it is known that after the installation of this application, users start seeing unwanted advertisements, which means Coupon Printer functions as adware.

Typically, users do not download and install software of this type intentionally. Apps that users download or install unknowingly are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

Quite often, adware-type apps not only feed users with ads but also collect various information about them. In one way or another, it is highly advisable not to have apps like Coupon Printer installed on browsers or computers.

Coupon Printer pop-up redirects

Adware is software that displays unwanted advertisements like banners, pop-up ads, Coupon, various surveys, and so on. Quite often, ads generated by software of this type promote questionable, potentially malicious websites, for example, download pages for PUAs, various scams like "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro", "Norton Antivirus 2021 Update", "Code #007d3Cx0d", etc.

In some cases, those ads distribute unwanted apps - if clicked, they run certain scripts and download or even install those apps. Therefore, ads generated by Coupon Printer cannot be trusted as well.

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, adware can be designed to gather various information. It is common that targeted data is browsing-related, for example, IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations.

However, software of this type can be can be designed to collect sensitive information (for example, passwords, credit card details) that may be used to steal personal accounts, make unauthorized purchases, transactions. One more reason not to have any adware installed is that it may be designed to promote untrustworthy websites.

Many adware-type apps change the browser's settings such as the address of a homepage, new tab, and default search engine to an address of a fake search engine. Those apps force users to visit a specific address and do not allow users to remove from the browser's settings. In such cases, the only way to stop a browser from opening an unwanted address is to remove the app that promotes it.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Coupon Printer
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names (Installer) Avast (FileRepMalware), AVG (FileRepMalware), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA), Gridinsoft (Adware.Gen.vl!c), Symantec (Trojan.Gen.2), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Detection Names (Application) DrWeb (Adware.Coupons.38), Gridinsoft (Adware.Gen.vl!c), Fortinet (Riskware/Coupons), TrendMicro (PUA_Coupons), Zillya (Adware.MultiPlug.Win32.500290), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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To sum up, adware-type applications like Coupon Printer generate revenue for their developers by displaying advertisements, collecting information and (or) promoting questionable, potentially malicious pages. In one way or another, they are useless to their users and can be the culprit behind problems like identity theft, monetary loss, issues related to online privacy, browsing safety.

Users who have an app like Coupon Printer installed on a browser or the operating system are advised to uninstall it as soon as possible. More adware examples are Steam Sheriff, Easy 2 Convert 4 Me, and Pokemon Go Spoofer GPS iOS Android 2021.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, potentially unwanted applications (adware, browser hijackers, and other PUAs) are distributed by including them in downloaders or installers for other programs.

In other words, those apps can often be found bundled together with other programs. When users finish downloads or installations without changing "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings, or unticking ticked checkboxes, they download or install bundled apps too.

In some cases, PUAs are distributed via deceptive ads. Users allow those ads to execute certain scripts and download or even install PUAs by clicking those ads. As a rule, deceptive ads appear on untrustworthy pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended not to use third-party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, freeware download websites. Quite often, they are used to distribute PUAs or even malicious apps.

Files and apps should be downloaded from official pages and via direct links. Furthermore, it is recommended not to finish downloads and installations without declining unwanted offers. Usually, it can be done via settings or checkboxes that downloaders and installers have.

Additionally, it is advisable not to click ads that appear on questionable pages. Those ads can be designed to promote untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads or even installations.

Suspicious, unwanted extensions, add-ons, plug-ins installed on a web browser, and programs installed on the operating system should be removed. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Download page for Coupon Printer:

coupon printer adware promoter

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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 Printer adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications (e.g. "Coupon Printer"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Coupon Printer redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

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

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Coupon Printer  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing Coupon Printer ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by coupon printer, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Coupon Printer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Coupon Printer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by coupon printer 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions 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

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by coupon printer, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Coupon Printer ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Coupon Printer ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by coupon printer, 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

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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