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What is Coupon Drop In?
Coupon Drop In is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The application claims to save time and money by helping users to find the best online shopping deals and discounts. This may seem a legitimate browser extension, however, be aware that it is considered to be adware. Coupon Drop In employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Research shows that, commonly, users install adware such as Coupon Drop In through careless download and installation of free software from freeware download websites including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others.
Following successful infiltration, Coupon Drop In generates various intrusive online advertisements. For example, in-text, banner, comparison shopping, transitional, and other similar ads. Although Coupon Drop In is not technically a virus or malware, ads generated by this rogue browser extension may be infectious. In addition, this potentially unwanted application tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various hardware and software information such as IP addresses, locations, operating systems, browser types, and other details. This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to remove this rogue browser extension from your Internet browsers.
Coupon Drop In is similar to other adware (such as Supra Savings, SmartSaver, and Coupon Downloader), which use 'bundling' as an installation method. Most current freeware download websites employ small programs called 'download managers' to monetize their free services. Download managers offer installation of advertised browser extensions together with the chosen free software. Thus, in most cases, reckless download and installation of freeware results in adware or malware infections. This can be prevented by closely inspecting each step during the download of free software and clicking the 'Decline' button when installation of any additional applications is offered. When installing downloaded freeware, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick'. This will reveal any hidden programs and you will be able to remove them from the installation list. If you have already installed Coupon Drop In and observe random intrusive online advertisements when surfing the Internet, follow this removal guide to eliminate Coupon Drop In adware from your Internet browsers.
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- What is Coupon Drop In?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Coupon Drop In application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Coupon Drop In plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Coupon Drop In add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Coupon Drop In extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Coupon Drop In extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Coupon Drop In 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 "Coupon Drop In", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Coupon Drop In ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Coupon Drop In 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 "Coupon Drop In", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon drop in 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 "bars" icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Coupon Drop In", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon drop in virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Coupon Drop In".
Computer users who have problems with coupon drop in 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
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