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CouponDropDown is a browser hijacker (sometimes also called as an adware), which can easily take over victim’s browsers without any permission asked. Basically, you know that you are infected with this redirect virus when you find your start page replaced to coupondropdown.com domain or find this site included into your bookmark list. However, continuous redirections to this or similar domains can also be a sign that you are infected. By redirecting people to certain pages, scammers help for sites’ owners to increase the number of visitors and promote their site. So, it can’t be really said that coupondropdown.com is not malicious, but it relies on a browser hijacker. While this virus is not from those really dangerous ones, Coupondropdown can be used to track your browsing habits.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH CouponDropDown?
You can get infected with coupondropdown virus by downloading freeware and shareware, visiting infected websites or simply failing to update your security software. Once it manages to get inside, this virus alters DNS settings and starts showing up on every browser which is installed on your PC. When browsing the web, it might also show various pop-up ads, saying something like ‘never miss another coupon sale!’ and offering the user to purchase goods with a huge discount. If you are annoyed by such advertisements, we highly recommend to check your PC for CouponDropDown virus. Of course, we recommend removing it without a delay..
HOW CAN I REMOVE CouponDropDown?
Typically, such annoying programs don't leave computers in normal way. To remove CouponDropDown virus from your computer, we recommend scanning it with SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. You can also try to remove this virus manually, by going to Control Panel at the start screen and uninstalling unfamiliar entries: Online HD TV, PutLockerDownload, TornTV, Yontoo, 1ClickDown, 1ClickDownloader, FB Photo Zoom, GoPhoto.it, HDvid Codec, IB Updater, Incredibar Toolbar, OneClickDownload, OneClickDownloader. Additionally, remove CouponDropDown add-ons and change your search provider settings as well.
Automatic CouponDropDown Removal Guide
You can remove CouponDropDown 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.
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Help Line to remove CouponDropDown
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for CouponDropDown or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
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.
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove dangerous add-ons
- Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for CouponDropDown and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Remove dangerous extensions
Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
Here, select Reset.
When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete CouponDropDown removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select CouponDropDown and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options → General.
Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
Click OK to save these changes.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete CouponDropDown removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select CouponDropDown and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
- Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete CouponDropDown removal.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by CouponDropDown:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
Geolocation of CouponDropDown:
This map reveals the prevalence of CouponDropDown. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Germany, France, United Kingdom and United States.
QR code for CouponDropDown removal instructions:
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 CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
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Information added: 2014-08-27 08:07:35
Information updated: 2014-08-27 08:07:35
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