Coupon Monkey Ads removal instructions
What is Coupon Monkey?
The Coupon Monkey browser extension claims to enhance users' online shopping experience by displaying the best deals and discounts available online. This browser plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Although it may seem a legitimate plug-in, be aware that it is categorized as adware. Coupon Monkey employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling is stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software. For this reason, most users install Coupon Monkey during download or installation of free software from freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, download.com, and many others.
After successful browser infiltration, Coupon Monkey tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various hardware and software information, including locations, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, operating systems, browser types, and other similar details. This information maybe be personally identifiable, and therefore, having Coupon Monkey installed on your computer may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft. Furthermore, this rogue browser add-on generates various intrusive online advertisements. For example, banner, pop-up, shopping comparison, transitional, and in-text ads. Although Coupon Monkey is not technically a virus or malware, there is a high probability that advertisements generated by this rogue browser extension are infectious. Therefore, you are strongly advised to remove Coupon Monkey from your Internet browsers.
Most potentially unwanted applications such as Coupon Monkey are distributed via small programs called 'download managers' within freeware download websites. These programs are used to monetize the websites' free services by offering installation of promoted browser plug-ins together with the chosen free software. Be aware that careless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. To prevent installation of Coupon Monkey, or other potentially unwanted applications (such as Coupon Downloader, Supra Savings, and SmartSaver), closely inspect each step when downloading free software and decline installation of any additional programs offered. During installation of downloaded freeware, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular'. This will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and you will be able to decline them. Internet users who have already installed Coupon Monkey should follow this removal guide to eliminate it from their Internet browsers.
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- What is Coupon Monkey?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Coupon Monkey application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Coupon Monkey plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Coupon Monkey add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Coupon Monkey extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Coupon Monkey extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Coupon Monkey 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 Monkey", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Coupon Monkey ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Coupon Monkey 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 Monkey", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon monkey 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 on "Extensions". Locate: "Coupon Monkey", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon monkey 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 Monkey".
Computer users who have problems with coupon monkey 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon monkey virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove coupon monkey virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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