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Remove Coupon Clear ads (Improved Guide)

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Definition of Coupon Clear:

At the first glance, Coupon Clear program seems to be a legitimate and useful application, which can help you to save money when shopping online. However, it is just an illusion, because this application is actually an adware type program. What is more, it is assigned to a ‘potentially unwanted programs’ (PUPs) group. You should not install this program on your computer due to the following reasons:

  1. Coupon Clear can be installed with and also without your permission. It can hijack your computer via software distribution technique, which is called bundling.
  2. When it enters your PC, it detects all Internet browsers, including IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
  3. Then it adds Coupon Clear extension to them, and it tracks your activity whenever you are using one of these web browsers.
  4. Based on the information this adware collects (browsing history, search queries, downloads, and other browsing related data), it gathers particular content and generates targeted advertisements for you. Keep in mind that various pop-ups or banners may appear on your screen, showing you “great deals” such as discount codes, coupons, price comparisons and similar content. Be careful and do not click on “Ads by Coupon Clear” because these ads are deemed as deceptive. For example, if you click on an advertisement that claims you can get the item you were recently looking for and save money, that does not yet mean you will be directed to the ‘offer’ page.
  5. Unfortunately, this is not the aim of Coupon Clear adware. Most likely you are going to experience Coupon Clear redirects to suspicious third-party pages that it seeks to promote. We recommend you to quit such websites immediately because it is a well-known fact that websites promoted in such way can be infectious or harmful.

In general, Coupon Clear ads are going to cause interferences and slow the computer system down. The fact that it can lead you to potentially dangerous websites should be the main reason to remove Coupon Clear PUP from the computer without a hesitation. In order to do that, you can install and scan your system with a reputable anti-malware tool, for example, Reimage. However, you can also do it manually.

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How did Coupon Clear hijack my computer?

Questions about Coupon Clear ads

You should know one important detail about free programs that can be freely downloaded from the Internet – some of them can be bundled with optional applications. You should also avoid installing software using Default or Standard installation settings. Despite the fact that these settings are usually marked as ‘Recommended,’ it does not mean that they are safe. These settings commonly hide the pre-selected agreements to install optional applications alongside the free program you are willing to install, so you have to find and deselect these agreements. To do that, opt for Advanced or Custom installation mode when installing any kind of freeware on your computer.

If CouponClear has already placed its suspicious components on your computer and started its doubtful activities already, we strongly recommend removing it ASAP. Please navigate to page 2 to find two different Coupon Clear removal guides that you can use.

Adware can be terminated quite easily:

Fortunately, the discussed ad-supported program is not a malicious computer threat, and it can be eliminated rather easily. However, you should still be very careful while doing it – this software has a bunch of files that must be removed entirely. If you think that Coupon Clear removal process might be a hard task to do, use an automatic spyware removal tool to get rid of Coupon Clear virus. As we have already mentioned, we recommend using SpyHunter for that. However, if you think that you can cope with this task on your own, follow the manual removal guidances that are provided below:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Coupon Clear ads, follow these steps:

Delete Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear and related programs
    Here, look for Coupon Clear 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'

Remove Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear 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'

Get rid of Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Coupon Clear 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, Coupon Clear should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear 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 Coupon Clear removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. JenniferHero says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Coupon Clear ads are finally gone. I cannot find words how ANNOYING they were!

  2. Capricornus says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Hell yes. I dont think virus is a too bad word to use to describe this program. It is just exasperating!

  3. Kim190 says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    thank you for sharing this removal guide with us! i wouldnt have removed this threat on my own.

  4. Mathew says:
    February 15th, 2016 at 9:25 am

    cannot remove it!:( ill try again…

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