Coupon Companion is a sneaky application, which is also known as 'adware' and 'potentially unwanted program'. The main reason why it is called like that is its distribution method, which relies on freeware and shareware. Besides, Coupon Companion may easily start various system modifications for getting ability to show its ads and notifications. These ads may start appearing every time you enter a shopping site or even when you simply start your browsing. Finally, we must also notify you about suspicious redirects to affiliate websites, slowdowns, recording of people's browsing habits and other inconveniences that may be initiated by this program. It's hard to avoid them, because Coupon Champion is compatible with all main web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. So, as you may have already understood, this program doesn't need user's approval when it decides to enter the PC system. If you have already started seeing its offers when visiting such websites as ebay, Wallmart, Best Buy and similar shopping sites, you should be concerned because it might be that Coupon Companion adware has already infiltrated your machne. Of course, you can install this PUP consciously as well because it is actively promoted as a valuable shopping herper. However, we do not recommend that because most of its ads include suspicious links that may lead you to suspicious websites.
As it has been already said, Coupon Companion may start reporting you about various coupons, offers and deals as soon as it gets inside its target PC system. There are two methods for that: the first one requires going to the official Coupon Companion's site and downloading it from there. However, we don't recommend this. By the way, there is also another way how you can get this program on your PC. This may happen even if you don't want this. This method is based on free applications that have typically been filled will 'additional' components included to 'optional' installs in exchange for money. In order to avoid Coupon Companion and similar adwares, you should always be attentive during the installation process of the freeware and deselect anything what is not familiar for you. For that you should opt for Custom or Advanced installation method. If you have recently noticed Coupon Companion redirects, pop-up ads, slow downs and other unwanted things on your PC, you should double check your computer for adware-type programs. Basically, you will need to get rid of all those applications that have 'save', 'sale', 'coupon' and similar terms in their name. Besides, users who installed this program consciously should think twice whether it's worth keeping such program installed on their computers. As you may have already understood, we don't recommend that.
When trying to get rid of Coupon Companion redirects to unknown websites, annoying pop-up ads, slow downs and similar issues, you should follow these steps. As you can see, you have two different options when trying to remove this adware-type program from your computer.
You can remove Coupon Companion automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Coupon Companion and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Coupon Companion or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Coupon Companion from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Coupon Companion:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Coupon Companion are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Coupon Companion right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-11-10 02:28
Information updated: 2014-11-10 02:28