- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Coupextensionz is an adware application that will not allow you to browse the Internet properly. This program will display a lot of annoying pop-up ads that will slow down your browser. At first glance, it may seem as though Coupextensionz ads are there to provide you relevant information on the latest discount offers. Nevertheless, there is no guarantee that the ad content will be safe. Some of them may contain outgoing links to malicious websites. That being said; it is obvious that you need to remove Coupextensionz from your computer in order to avoid serious computer security issues.
There is not that much to tell about Coupextensionz. This application is part of the semi-random name adware family. It means that it is identical to CoupExtensiOn, SaveOn, RealCoupon, and a lot of other adware programs. None of these applications can be downloaded directly. Coupextensionz and other programs from the same group get distributed bundled with freeware. You most probably installed Coupextensionz on your computer accidentally, when you clicked a fake download button on a torrent or a file-sharing website. At the same time, it also means that a number of other potential threats entered your computer, and you have to take care of them as well.
There are at least three installers that are known to distribute Coupextensionz and similar applications based on JustPlugIt engine. These are InstallRex, Vittalia, and Amonetize. InstallRex is said to be the most common distribution tool. Needless to say, you would be able to avoid installing Coupextensionz if you stayed away from third-party file sharing websites. However, users are often lured in by the possibility of free software download, and they do not perceive the potential danger behind freeware installation.
When Coupextensionz enters your computer, this adware program will add extensions to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers at once. It will also start collecting data on your web browsing habits. This information is necessary to this adware application because it needs to generate customized commercial advertisements. Hence, it needs to process the data on your web browsing history to create your online profile. Eventually, Coupextensionz will start displaying pop-ups that are closely related to your most recent searches. This way the application tries to increase the possibility of you clicking the ads.
Needless to say, you should NEVER click Coupextensionz ads because you could be redirected to unreliable websites that make money through pay-per-click system. Your best option in this situation is to remove Coupextensionz entirely via Control Panel.
To make sure that your system is safe, scan the computer with a licensed antispyware tool. If there are any unwanted programs left, invest in a computer security application to terminate them automatically.
How to remove Coupextensionz
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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