Couponarific removal instructions
What is Couponarific?
Created by a Delaware company of the same name (Couponarific Inc.), Couponarific is a potentially unwanted browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts when surfing shopping websites. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and although Couponarific's functionality may seem useful and legitimate, be aware that Couponarific is categorized as adware. The developers of this potentially unwanted application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Couponarific on Internet browsers without users' permission. After successful infiltration, Couponarific tracks users' Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.
These intrusive advertisements include banner, in-text, interstitial, and coupon ads. While Couponarific is not technically considered to be a virus or malware, there is a high probability that clicking the advertisements generated by this adware will cause system infections. In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since Couponarific collects various software and hardware information such as operating systems, browser types, URLs visited, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, unique identifier numbers, geographic locations, and other similar details, which may be personally identifiable. Having Couponarific, or other similar adware installed on your computer (for example, Savings-Wizard, Coupon-Samurai, Price-Slicer, etc.) may result in serious privacy issues or identity theft, and for this reason, you are strongly advised to eliminate this potentially unwanted application from your Internet browsers.
Most adware, including Couponarific, is distributed together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites (such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others). The majority of these websites employ small download programs to monetize their free services by offering installation of advertised 'virus-free' browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the freeware download process and clicking 'Decline' when installation of any additional programs is offered. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If you have already installed Couponarific, and experience intrusive online advertisements, follow this removal guide to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installers used in Couponarific adware distribution:
Couponarific adware generating intrusive online ads ('brought by Couponarific'):
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- What is Couponarific?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Couponarific application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Couponarific ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Couponarific advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Ads by Couponarific from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Couponarific extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Couponarific ads 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 "Couponarific", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Couponarific ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Couponarific adware 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 "Couponarific", select this entry and click "Remove". Note that Couponarific ads can be caused by other adware. In the Manage Add-ons window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the couponarific 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: "Couponarific", select this entry and click the trash can icon. Note that Couponarific ads can be caused by other adware. In the "extensions" window of Google Chrome, remove all suspicious browser extensions.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the couponarific 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 "Couponarific". Note that Couponarific ads can be generated by other adware. In the "Add-ons Manager" window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
Computer users who have problems with couponarific 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 couponarific 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 couponarific virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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