Oh My Coupons Adware

Also Known As: Ads by Oh My Coupons
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Oh My Coupons removal instructions

What is Oh My Coupons?

Oh My Coupons is a deceptive application claiming to save time and money by displaying various coupons, special deals/offers on shopping websites, enabling comparison shopping, and other similar functionality - "Oh My Coupons uses a variety of algorithms to isolate the very best products and deals from across the Internet." These features are used to trick users into believing that Oh My Coupons is a legitimate and useful app. In fact, this application is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealthily infiltrating Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Oh My Coupon tracks users' Internet browsing activity and displays intrusive online advertisements.

Oh My Coupons adware

Oh My Coupons continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity and collects various software and hardware information. After collecting the data (IP addresses [to determine geographic locations], website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.), developers share the details with cooperating third party companies. Some of these details might be personally identifiable, which third parties can misuse to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of Oh My Coupons adware on your system can lead to various privacy issues or even identity theft. This adware displays intrusive advertisements using a virtual layer, which enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited website. None of these ads originate from the visited sites, and large ones conceal underlying content - forcing users to click them. This behavior significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. Most redirect to online stores, websites offering various services, and other similar e-commerce sites. Some, however, may redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content. Thus, clicking them can lead to high-risk computer infections. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall Oh My Coupons from your system immediately.

There are hundreds of other adware-type applications offering identical features including FirstOffer, Groover, SaveDeals, and FunFeedr. These apps also claim to provide an improved online shopping experience by displaying coupons and enabling other similar features. In fact, none of these apps deliver the functionality promised. Adware-type apps give fake promises simply to trick users to install. They are developed to collect personal data and display intrusive online advertisements. Rather than providing real value, these apps merely generate revenue for the developers.

How did Oh My Coupons install on my computer?

Oh My Coupons is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party software with the chosen software/apps. Many users are unaware that rogue apps such as Oh My Coupons hide within the download/installation set-ups. Therefore, by rushing and skipping the 'Custom' and 'Advanced' settings section, they commonly install rogue applications inadvertently, thereby exposing their systems to risk of further infection.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, carefully study the download/installation processes and do not rush. Use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will enable you to closely analyze each step and decline offers to install additional apps. The key to computer safety is caution. Pay close attention and avoid rogue apps.

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Quick menu:

Oh My Coupons adware removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

Oh My Coupons adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Oh My Coupons", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Oh My Coupons ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Oh My Coupons adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, Oh My Coupons did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Oh My Coupons 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 Oh My Coupons ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by oh my coupons, 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

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Oh My Coupons  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing Oh My Coupons ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by oh my coupons, 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 Oh My Coupons 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 Oh My Coupons ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by oh my coupons 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 oh my coupons, 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.

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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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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