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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's


CouponsPlus looks like an application that provides you with coupons on online shopping websites so that you can save money; but you would be wrong to believe so, because this is just another useless app that can only be categorized as adware. You might find this surprising, but the advertisements you may encounter while browsing the web, including banner ads, pop-up/pop-under ads, and interstitial ads, can actually be risky to click on. It could be vital to understand the underlying dangers before you lose control of your computer or schemers scam your money out of your pockets, or more likely from your bank account. You also need to be aware that if CouponsPlus has infiltrated your system, it is likely that there are other threats breaking down the wall of your system security as you are reading these lines. That is why it pays to have an authentic antimalware tool to protect your computer. However, now that you have no other choice but standing up against this adware yourself, please continue reading to find out how you can remove CouponsPlus and what else you need to do to restore your system’s security to a safe state.

CouponsPlus is a new annoyance from the Multiplug family of adware. These apps are all built on the JustPlugIt cross-browser platform, including SupermanCoupon, Coupcoup, and GoldenCoupon, to mention a few recent new family members. This adware is most commonly spread via notorious third-party installers, such as InstallRex and Amonetize. They are notorious because they might contain malicious software along with authentic freeware. Users usually install these packages by clicking on ads on torrent and other file-sharing websites. You need to know that these installers also use misleading wording or other tricks to make sure that inexperienced computer users install the whole bundle by default. But, if you are attentive, you may be able to say no to unwanted tools or programs. In the worst case, you can cancel the installation, and that could save you from getting infected. As long as you have already installed such a bundle, you are better off deleting GoldenCoupon and running a full system scan to see what else is lurking there in the depths of your hard drive, endangering your system.

GoldenCoupon shows third-party ads, and those are not only annoying and distracting (which can totally ruin your browsing experience), but they might also provide a means for you to be exposed to potentially unreliable third-party content. What if you click on an ad and get redirected to a website that is operated by criminals? Most probably the website will not have a label with huge red letters saying, "This website is run by criminals. Please do not share your bank account details with us." Right? That is exactly how so many users get scammed and their bank accounts drained. But there are all kinds of ways you can get ripped off. Why risk it, when you can simply remove GoldenCoupon and the nightmare is over?

Let us see now what you can do manually in order to clean your system of CouponsPlus. First of all, you need to use the uninstaller in Control Panel. This should not take more than a minute. However, this will only remove the extension from Internet Explorer. Thus, you need to manually take care of the extensions in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you follow our instructions below the article, you can perform all this in a few minutes, even if you are not an experienced computer user. It is possible though that your computer is still not completely clean. We would not recommend going after all the potential threats if you are not an expert at that. The quickest and most effective way to eliminate all the security issues is for you to install a reputable antimalware application. It is also important to protect your computer from similar malware attacks in the future, so once you install your security software, keep it updated so that it has the latest infection definitions.

How to remove CouponsPlus from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Tap Win+R and enter control panel in the box. Click OK.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Click on the Windows button in the bottom-left corner and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Uninstall the application.

Windows XP

  1. Press Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the application.

How to reset your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox.
  3. In the pop-up click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Finish.
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