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Remove Ads by MakeMeCoupon

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as MakeMeCoupon ads, MakeMeCoupon virus, MakeMeCoupon adware | Type: Adware

What is MakeMeCoupon?

Even though MakeMeCoupon promises to find coupons that are active on the Internet at the time of browsing, we cannot cheer you by saying that it will help you save money this way. Since it’s not a serious computer threat; therefore, it cannot reach your PC’s operating system. It’s access is limited to web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari); however, as soon as it hijacks them, you browsing may be seriously disrupted. Your web browser may work slower that it used to, you may receive various forms of commercial advertisements on every website that you visit whereas continuous redirects to unknown websites may bother you to death. However, the main reason why security experts urge people to remove MakeMeCoupon virus is the risk of redirects to suspicious or really unsafe websites after clicking on one of the MakeMeCoupon ads. It seems that third parties insert links to both reliable and suspicious websites into advertisements that this program generates. Therefore, in terms of ‘Ads by MakeMeCoupon’, it’s a kind of lottery because you can never known which one will reroute you to a reliable website and which will force you to visit contaminated websites. In addition to that, similarly to other adware-type programs, this dubious add-on may also be used for spying on the users and collecting non-personal information related to their browsing habits. Such activity is not illegal or malicious; however, it can be associated with privacy violation because users’ permission is usually not asked for gathering and sharing data. If you do not want to receive suspicious content and disclose data about you every time you browse the web, you should initiate a full system check with a decent anti-spyware such as Reimage and eliminate MakeMeCoupon virus right away. In case this adware affected your machine, which is running Mac OS X, we recommend using Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.

How can MakeMeCoupon hijack my computer?

MakeMeCoupon is not a popular app that would be likable among Internet users. In most of the cases, Internet users get acquainted with it after installing it unconsciously and looking for the ways how to get rid of it. Since it is usually promoted via other freewares and sharewares, security experts have also categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and warn that you should be more careful when installing free programs on your machine. Be extra careful with Installrex, Amonetize, Vittalia installers because they are by far the most commonly used for promoting adwares, browser hijackers, and other PUPs. In addition to that, avoid Quick or Basic installation as it may install ‘optional downloads’ without disclosing them to you. In contrast, opt for Advanced/Custom installation and deselect check boxes claiming that you agree to install suspicious add-ons or plug-ins. If MakeMeCoupon redirects and ads are bothering you every time you start browsing, make sure that you deal with these issues by removing PUPs from your machine.

How to remove MakeMeCoupon virus?

Even though MakeMeCoupon does not pose serious threat to your computer, it should not be kept on your computer because it may expose you to various cyber threats and cause infiltration of a virus. In order to get rid of it, follow these steps:

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To remove MakeMeCoupon ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate MakeMeCoupon from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall MakeMeCoupon and related programs
    Here, look for MakeMeCoupon or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall MakeMeCoupon from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for MakeMeCoupon or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete MakeMeCoupon from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MakeMeCoupon and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MakeMeCoupon removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase MakeMeCoupon ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, MakeMeCoupon should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove MakeMeCoupon from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select MakeMeCoupon and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete MakeMeCoupon removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of MakeMeCoupon from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select MakeMeCoupon and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete MakeMeCoupon removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate MakeMeCoupon from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for MakeMeCoupon or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete MakeMeCoupon removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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