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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


CouponThing is an adware application that is spread not only through the official site, but also with suspicious freeware too. However, no matter how you installed the program, we would advise you to remove it because its coupons, free sample offers, and other content could come from third-party websites that might be trying to collect your private information. The adware displays numerous annoying ads, so we doubt that you would want to keep such application on your computer. The fact that you are here shows that you do not trust the adware completely. If you want to learn why its usage could be harmful, you should read the whole article. If you choose to get rid of CouponThing, you could erase it with the instructions available below.

If you would load couponthing.com, you could see that there is a download button there. Although our researchers think that for you to find the site you should either know the adware’s exact title or have a browser hijacker on your computer that might have displayed a sponsored link to CouponThing’s site in the results. On the other hand, if you occasionally visit suspicious file-sharing web pages, you may have downloaded a freeware application that was bundled with the adware. In this case, CouponThing should have appeared as a suggestion on the setup wizard. Meaning that you agreed with the installation yourself. This usually happens when users do not read the Terms of use on the setup wizard.

When the application enters your computer, it creates particular Windows Registry keys in Dom storage. This feature is very similar to HTML cookies as it also allows to store collected information, but it was developed for the Internet Explorer browser. However, the application might use other technologies to gather data from users who surf the Internet with other browsers. In the adware’s Privacy Policy, it says that “We, or a data provider we have engaged, may place a unique cookie on your browser - cookies enable you to receive customized ads, content or services. We or our data providers may also read/recognize the cookies on your browser as well.” Thus, while using the application, either the adware or its third-party partners might gather user information with HTML cookies too.

Most importantly, you should know that the application can collect your private data if you submit it yourself and other data that could be “obtained from third parties in a way not visible to you.” Needless to say, that as long as the adware remains in your system you should choose carefully the sites where you can submit your sensitive information. It is better to avoid commercial third-party offers for free samples or coupons that require you to enter your email address, telephone number, and so on. The Privacy Policy document says that the gathered data could be used to “send you, and enable others to send you, information about products and services that may be of interest to you and to contact you or use your Information for any other purpose.” As a result, you might receive much more advertising than you expected and not only from the adware but also from other third-party companies.

The main problem with third-party ads is that some of them could lead you to malicious web pages. Also, it is possible that they could promote fake services, products or suspicious software, such as browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, and others. It means that while deciding what to do with the program, you should keep in mind that the application might not only annoy you, but also redirect you to dangerous sites.

It seems to us that if you do not want to receive suspicious third-party ads or if you do not want to risk either your computer’s or your privacy’s safety, you should remove the adware. We cannot say how high the chances that any of this could happen to you are, but it is possible, and you should think about these risks before you make your decision. If you choose to erase the application you can check the instructions below and remove it via Control Panel. Also, you could download an antimalware tool and get rid of the adware automatically.

Delete CouponThing

Windows 8\Windows 10

  1. Launch the RUN by pressing Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Pick Uninstall a program.
  4. Select CouponThing and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista\Windows 7

  1. Go to Start menu.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Mark the adware and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Navigate to Start.
  2. Launch Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.
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