- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Coupcoup is yet another JustPlugIt based adware-type application that you really do not want to have, because rest assured that it will compromise your computer’s security if you don’t remove it. Our researchers know enough about JustPlugIt based applications to say that Coupcoup is no good. The infection deliberately shows unreliable advertisements, because certain people pay the developers to make a program specifically for them. The clients are completely in control of the applications, and can promote what eve Coupcoup they like. This program poses a significant enough threat to be regarded as malicious, so please remove it before you start experiencing negative consequences.
JustPlugIt is an adware developer responsible for many adware applications, such as CompareItApplic, OptiShopper, RightOfferApp, and others. You can visit the company’s main website at Justplug.it. Their development platform supports all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The developers allow their clients to customize the advertisements at any time. But since whoever is in control of Coupcoup cannot be trusted, it is very worrying indeed.
Coupcoup is distributed via software bundles that use InstallRex installers. But in some cases the grogram can be found bundled with other installers, such as Amonetize and Vittalia. Our researchers have found that Coupcoup is often bundled with browser hijackers, such as Websearch.hotsearches.info, Websearch.simplesearches.info, Websearch.greatresults.info and other infections that have this similar name pattern. Your computer might get infected with this adware application if you download and install such bundles by clicking fictitious download buttons on websites that distribute pirated content.
The danger of having this application arises from the fact that the content that Coupcoup promotes is distributed by third parties. These third parties constantly change and there is no way of knowing what this application will promote next. For all we know, it might feature links to infected websites that contain malware downloads. The malware might range from mildly dangerous adware, bad toolbars, to more dangerous browser hijackers to the most dangerous Trojans and rogue applications that are very difficult to root out. So, we strongly recommend that you delete this program if you want to avoid detrimental consequences.
One other thing to mention is about this application is the fact that it has the ability to collect information about you. It is unlikely that Coupcoup will collect personal information about you such as your email, usernames, and things like that. But non-personal information will definitely be collected. Search history, browsing history, browser settings, IP addresses, and other information will be gathered and used for commercial purposes. Shady advertisers will use to customize their advertisements and target specific users with specific ads.
In conclusion, Coupcoup is a malicious application that will put your computer at substantial risk. There is no hope for this application, you will have to remove it, because otherwise it will sooner or later get your PC infected with far more dangerous malware that will be difficult to get rid of. So, if you want to avoid the unpleasant task of taking your computer to be cleaned of malware, we recommend installing SpyHunter, which will remove Coupcoup and protect your system against various infections.
Coupcoup removal guide from Windows
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