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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Coupons-Bar Startbar

It is very often that the same application has more than just one names based on its associations. Coupons-Bar Startbar is considered to be a browser hijacker, although it mostly functions as a browser extension. It is true that this application can modify your browser settings behind your back, but you have to realize that you allow Coupons-Bar Startbar to enter your computer yourself. Luckily, you can remove Coupons-Bar Startbar via Control Panel, but it does not mean that getting rid of all the potentially unwanted software traces is that easy. Do not forget to scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner if need be.

Coupons-Bar Startbar is also known as Couponsbar adware, and it is closely related to Snap.do, Browse-search, and other browser hijackers and applications that make use of the same advertising and search platform. As a result, you basically know what to expect of Coupons-Bar Startbar and how to deal with it.

It seems that Coupons-Bar Startbar can affect Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers only, and Google Chrome proved to be immune to the installation during our tests. Even so, once Coupons-Bar Startbar gets installed on your computer, Firefox tries to block it automatically (especially if it is an updated version of a browser), because Coupons-Bar Startbar is known to “cause security of stability issues”.

You might say that you do not remember having installed Coupons-Bar Startbar on your computer, and that is understandable. This application usually travels bundled with adware programs and users may not even notice how or when they install Coupons-Bar Startbar onto their systems. However, if you happen to install the full version of this program, then you will definitely notice that something is off immediately.

Upon the installation, Coupons-Bar Startbar changes your default homepage and search engine to search.coupons-bar.com. With the browser settings modified, Coupons-Bar Startbar starts collecting data on what websites you frequent in order to generate your online profile. This profile allows adware services create a flow of custom advertisements.

After all, the main reason why Coupons-Bar Startbar has been created is financial profit, and adware/browser hijacker’s creators make use of these software applications to generate advertising revenue. That is not an extremely dangerous practice, but in the long run it can expose you to potential security threats, keeping in mind that Coupons-Bar Startbar certainly does not review and/or check all the third party content that gets delivered together with commercial advertisements.

Therefore, to protect yourself and your computer from annoying pop-ups, potentially corrupted content and malware infections, you have to remove Coupons-Bar Startbar right now. Follow our manual removal instructions below to get rid of the application, and then invest in a powerful computers security application that would help you terminate all the remaining Coupons-Bar Startbar files, at the same time protecting your system against similar threats in the future.

Manual Coupons-Bar Startbar Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Wait for Charm bar to appear and then click Settings.
  3. Go to Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight Coupons-Bar and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Coupons-Bar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Settings.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall Coupons-Bar.

Change your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Click Use Default under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Coupons-Bar Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  2. Go to Manage search engines and remove Coupons-Bar Search from the list.
  3. Click OK to save changes and Press Alt+T.
  4. Go to Options and click Restore to Default button under General tab. Click OK.
  5. Press Ctrl+Shit+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  6. Disable and remove unwanted add-ons from Extensions.
  7. Restart browser.

Should you have any further questions on Coupons-Bar Startbar or your computer security, please do not hesitate to leave us a question in a comment box below.

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How to manually remove Coupons-Bar Startbar

Files associated with Coupons-Bar Startbar infection:

coupons-bar.exe

Coupons-Bar Startbar processes to kill:

coupons-bar.exe
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