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Remove Best Coupons ads (Improved Guide) - Mar 2017 update

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Best Coupons adware delivers loads of ads – but are they actually useful?

Best Coupons virus (also known as “Best Coupons!”, etc.) is an annoying ad-supported[1] software that infiltrates the computer system when installed alongside another free program. This software typically plants one or a couple of browser extensions into Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE, and use them to watch what the user is doing online. Considering that Best Coupons spyware[2] is thought to be a non-malicious program, it should not be able to collect your personal information, but it will certainly track your browsing and search history, ads that you click and related data to find out what services or products interest you. Shortly enough, the adware starts generating Best Coupons ads, which will appear in pop-up windows, banners or even in-text links.

Best Coupons ads

It is hard to resist the urge to click on these advertisements not only because they look really tempting, but also because they are very intrusive and sometimes cover the majority of your computer screen, forming a virtual layer. The program promises to provide best offers, shopping deals, price comparisons and discount codes as well as coupons for your favorite items; however, you should know that ads by Best Coupons are designed based on your interests and can contain links to highly suspicious third-party websites. Shady websites might trick you into installing more apps that can allegedly help you to shop and save money, but be careful because by installing random programs you can easily encounter a malicious one. In other words, these ads are likely to be designed according to your needs only to convince you to click on them. Then, strange things might happen.

It should be said that adware and potentially unwanted programs have never been compared to viruses but at the moment of writing their developers have started misusing them for really suspicious activities. If such program manages to enter the system, the computer can suddenly stop working as efficiently and quickly as it used to before Best Coupons installation. System slowdowns, Best Coupons redirects and other problems that arise after installing this software on the system should encourage you to remove Best Coupons from the system without a hesitation. ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner programs can be used for that. We also want to remind you that there are various programs that display ads marked as “Best Coupons,” therefore it can be hard to identify and delete the right one manually. For instance, these ads might be delivered by programs like Offers4u, DNS Unlocker[3], TOPFlix and others. You can use manual removal instructions given below; however, the best results can be achieved only by using automatic Best Coupons removal tool.

Best Coupons adsIn this picture, our expert demonstrates how Best Coupons ads look like.  

How did this suspicious ad-supported program sneak into my system?

This ad-supported program is mostly spread in a bundle with programs that fall into freeware[4] or shareware category. It seems that today you can’t be sure about any free application because the majority of them are bundled with adware, hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. Such apps are spread together with freeware and shareware that fail to warn people about the additional components added to them, so you should be very careful when downloading free software on your computer. If you want to prevent their installation, choose Custom or Advanced installation when downloading freeware from the web. Also, uncheck all check boxes[5] that appear during freeware’s installation, especially if they warn you about the installation of various plugins, toolbars, add-ons and similar apps. If you have already noticed ads that are labeled “Ads by Best Coupons!” or similar, you should waste no time and follow a guide below because it is a clearest sign showing that your machine was affected by adware.

How to remove Best Coupons pop ups from Chrome and other browsers?

As we have mentioned before, Best Coupons virus is one of those programs that cause annoying pop-up ads, redirects, slow downs and similar activities. We are sure that you do not need such problems in your life, so we highly recommend you to remove Best Coupons adware immediately. We have received a couple of questions from users that didn’t know how to remove Best Coupon pop-ups from Mac, so we provided instructions for Mac users as well. All Best Coupons removal instructions are given below.

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To remove Best Coupons ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Best Coupons from Windows systems

Best Coupons adware is a general term used to identify ad-supported program that creates and sends “Best Coupons” ads to you. It means that the program that sends them to you can be named differently. We recommend you to look for such programs: TOPFlix, DNS Unlocker, Offers4U or similar ones. Uninstall them according to these instructions:

To remove Best Coupons from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Best Coupons (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete Best Coupons from Mac OS X system

To stop Best Coupons pop ups on Mac, follow this guide. Remember that the adware can be installed under a different name, so make sure you move all suspicious programs to Trash.

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Best Coupons from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Best Coupons-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Best Coupons, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Best Coupons and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Best Coupons-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall Best Coupons from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Best Coupons and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Best Coupons removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove Best Coupons ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Best Coupons-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Eliminate Best Coupons from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Fix Firefox and stop annoying advertisements by deleting suspicious add-ons from it.

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Best Coupons and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Best Coupons did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Best Coupons removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase Best Coupons from Google Chrome

Delete every questionable extension that you can find in Chrome browser. To remove Best Coupons pop ups from Chrome, look for extensions that were added without your permission or knowledge.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Best Coupons by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Best Coupons-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Best Coupons removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of Best Coupons from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Best Coupons and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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