If you’re an avid online shopper, you might think that Coupon Search and other similar applications could be quite useful. However, our research team says that this program is a potentially unwanted application. It means that this application might get installed on your computer accidentally, and then you will be left wondering how this program entered your system in the first place. On the other hand, it is quite easy to remove Coupon Search from your PC. For that, simply scroll down to the bottom of this description, where you will find manual removal instructions.
Maybe you want to know more about this application. If that is the case, we can tell you that Coupon Search is compatible only with the Chrome browser. In other words, if you encounter the official website for this application while using another program, you will not see a prompt that urges you to add it to your browser. Nevertheless, you might still end up downloading a lot of unnecessary programs, so it is important that you avoid downloading programs from third-party websites because third-party sources often bundle several programs together in one installer. As a result, Coupon Search and many other similar (UNWANTED) programs get added to your system.
Sometimes users think that programs like Coupon Search can be dangerous because they modify their browser’s settings. At the same time, they might also look like browser hijackers because users think that the settings modifications are carried out without their permission. However, the thing with potentially unwanted programs is that they cannot perform these modifications without your authorization. It means that you allow Coupon Search to change certain settings on your browser, but you’re probably not aware of that.
How can that happen? If you get this program from its official homepage, you would definitely know that you are about to add another extension to your browser. The official website can be accessed via searchforcoupons-serp.org, and you can read more about the application there. Coupon Search is also available at the Chrome Web Store, which clearly shows that there is nothing inherently malicious about the extension. However, the official distribution sources, are clearly not the only places where you can get this application.
It is far more likely that Coupon Search will come from a random pop-up or a redirect that you encounter on a file-sharing page, some online gaming site, or another website that is full of third-party content. The bottom line is that users often add things like Coupon Search to their browsers accidentally, when they absent-mindedly browse multiple pages. In order to avoid such instances, you need to remain attentive. Close annoying pop-ups, and do not click on them aimlessly. Otherwise, Coupon Search and other unwanted extensions might reach your browser.
When Coupon Search gets added to your browser, it requests permission to read your browsing history and change your search settings to services.searchforcoupons-svc.org. In other words, it changes your default search provider. With that, it should help you find more coupons if you’re looking for online shopping discounts. However, our research suggests that all the search results get redirected to a modified Yahoo! Search results page. It doesn’t mean that Yahoo! Search is directly related to this extension. It just shows that Coupon Search cannot provide you with original search service.
It also means that Coupon Search needs to track your browsing history to collect information on your likes and preferences so that it could provide you with the most relevant coupon offers. However, let’s not forget that this application cannot review the third-party content it promotes. In the worst-case scenario, it could be exploited to distribute dangerous links, and you cannot afford that.
Therefore, if you find that this unwanted application is added to your browser, you can easily remove Coupon Search from your browser via the browser’s settings menu. If you fear that there might be more unwanted applications on-board, you could scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. If more unwanted programs are found, you can easily remove them either manually or automatically.
For the most part, potentially unwanted programs are not inherently malicious, but you should be wary of them. Investing in a licensed security tool would also enhance your system’s security.
How to Remove Coupon Search