CouponDropDown - how to eliminate this adware?
What is CouponDropDown?
CouponDropDown is a browser add-on which displays link ads and pop-ups with various offers. Developers of this browser plug-in claim that by installing this add-on you will not miss coupons and sales on your favorite online shopping websites. Such functionality may be useful to some, however, this browser plug-in is bundled with free software and computer users often install it unknowingly. Such dubious advertising has created a bad reputation for CouponDropDown, with many computer users believing it is a virus or malware infiltration. In fact, this browser plug-in is not a virus - it is an unwanted application which installs on users' computers together with free software or other browser add-ons.
To avoid unwanted software installation such as this, users should always closely inspect each installation window and uncheck any option suggesting the installation of additional browser plug-ins or change to your Internet browser settings. While CouponDropDown is not technically a virus, using this browser add-on is not recommended, since clicking on offers presented by this plugin may lead to privacy problems or installation of additional unwanted software.
The CouponDropDown browser add-on can be downloaded from its homepage, however, it is often bundled with free software or other browser add-ons. To avoid diminished browser performance and dubious ads, eliminate this unwanted browser add-on. This plugin adds no genuine value to users' Internet browsing experience. If you feel that CouponDropDown ads are shown on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome) without your consent, use the removal guide provided to eliminate these issues.
Deceptive free software installer used in CouponDropDown adware distribution:
CouponDropDown adware generating intrusive online ads (marked as 'Ads by CouponDropDown'):
- What is CouponDropDown?
- STEP 1. Uninstall CouponDropDown application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove CouponDropDown add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove CouponDropDown plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove CouponDropDown extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove CouponDropDown ads from Safari.
CouponDropDown adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "CouponDropDown", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes CouponDropDown ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove CouponDropDown ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "CouponDropDown", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupondropdown virus, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate: "CouponDropDown", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupondropdown virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "CouponDropDown".
Computer users who have problems with coupondropdown virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
CouponDropDown 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.
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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