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Remove Coupon Drop Down

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Coupon Drop Down ads, ads by Coupon Drop Down, Coupon Drop Down virus | Type: Adware

What is Coupon Drop Down?

Coupon Drop Down (can also be found as CouponDropDown) is totally annoying adware-type program, which is used for causing tons of commercial ads. These ads should appear on your PC’s desktop only when using such websites as eBay, Amazon and similar shopping sites. However, there are hundreds of PC users who claim that Coupon Drop Down ads are appearing during each of their search sessions. Please, be careful with them because the most of them are displayed on your computer because of trying to redirect people to predetermined websites that are seeking to increase their page rank or sales. So, after clicking on any of these ads (they are usually displayed in a form of underlined words, banners, in-text links, etc.), you may be redirected to websites that may be filled with suspicious content. Besides, you should also keep in mind another thing related to this program and that thing is Coupon Drop Down’s ability to track PC users and collect personally non-identifiable information about them. Beware that this program may collect your search terms, mostly visited websites, data that you enter when visiting them, your PC’s IP address, location, etc. After doing so, it may share it with unknown parties. That’s why we think that you shouldn’t keep Coupon Drop Down on your computer. If this program has already become really annoying application that causes only unwanted interruptions during each of your browsing sessions, you should check your machine with updated anti-spyware and see what it finds. We recommend running a full system scan with one of these programs: Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Windows and Mac OS X).

HOW CAN Coupon Drop Down hijack MY COMPUTER?

Coupon Drop Down is distributed via several methods. You can download it voluntarily from its official website, but it can also be downloaded in one pack with freeware and shareware. 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom are especially known to promote this application. You should know that this unfair method of distribution can be easily stopped by unclicking Coupon Drop Down and other optional installs during the installation process of a program. However, if it gets inside, this adware modifies the system and starts showing its commercial ads that are filled with various coupons, offers, promotions and deals. If you are one of these people who can’t stand this program or you haven’t installed it by yourself, you should remove Coupon Drop Down from the system without any delay.

HOW TO REMOVE Coupon Drop Down virus?

In order to get rid of Coupon Drop Down, you should firstly uninstall it from your computer manually. Besides, you should also look for these programs and, if detected, uninstall them from your computer: Online HD TV Toolbar: Online HD TV, PutLockerDownload, TornTV, Yontoo, 1ClickDown, 1ClickDownloader, FB Photo Zoom,, HDvid Codec, IB Updater, Incredibar Toolbar, OneClickDownload, OneClickDownloader. For that, use these steps that are given below or run one of anti-spyware programs that can also be found in this article:

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To remove Coupon Drop Down, follow these steps:

Uninstall Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down and related programs
    Here, look for Coupon Drop Down 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'

Erase Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down 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'

Eliminate Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down 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 Drop Down removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down 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 Drop Down removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down 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 Drop Down removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Coupon Drop Down 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 Drop Down 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 Drop Down removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. Davidc says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I have attempted everything I know how in order to remove CouponDropDown. It does not show up in IE. However, Firefox is infected. I have been through the Add/Remove Programs and cannot locate it. Apparently, it is hidden. Have the authors become smarter? I have even done a Restore and have even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Nothing helps!

    I need new ideas.

  2. Dane Rogers says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Sorry but Ive got the same situation – a stealthy installation of CouponDropDown that screws up Firefox. I tried a full scan of SpyHunter which claimed to be able to remove CouponDropDown, but it didnt even find it. I would really appreciate a real solution.

  3. Josiah B. says:
    June 2nd, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Same with me, this is BS!

  4. Sam says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I cant get rid of it either! Have Kaspersky installed and that hasnt stopped it.

  5. Jacquie says:
    July 2nd, 2013 at 12:39 am

    I was just about to buy Kaspersky so thanks for the heads up on that. Has anyone any idea on this?

  6. Dave D says:
    July 4th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    its the same with Norton, I bought Norton cos I was so brassed off with this thing, and its still there 😉

  7. Diana says:
    July 7th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    The removal instructions were worthless since I never installed CouponDropDown. Norton did NOT stop it from happening. So I went to my trusty Spybot (free program) and it removed it. YIPPEE! Always wonder what kind of success these programmers could do if they worked for reputable companies … what a waste of everyones time and effort and money to just tick people off!

  8. Nite Crawler says:
    July 8th, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Thank you for your help trying to remove this nasty hidden virus that runs in the background of your browser. In my case it was running on IE8 and placing hyperlink ads in my narratives on my eBay items I was selling and it was showing ads while I visited other webpage’s. It would not show on the program list for add and remove programs on startmenu>Control panel>add and remove programs. Nor would it show up on manage add on list for IE8. It was not picked up by my MalwareBytes or Spybot programs either.

    First I tried to uninstall and then re-install IE8 but after doing that it was still there. Then I tried to reset settings on IE8 using tools>internet options>advanced tab>reset. I kept getting an error message saying I had to close open tabs still running to perform reset. There were no other tabs open that I could see so I know this tricky little bastard was still running in the background preventing a reset of IE8.

    I went to Microsoft download site and found this program called Mr. Fixit that will perform the reset and override the coupon drop down virus running in the background. Here is the link to download the Mr. Fixit program. (copy and paste into your browser)

    I did not check the box for resetting my personal settings and just let it reset IE8 back to default settings. After completing the Mr. Fixit reset the coupon drop down virus was gone. Yes!

    After getting rid of this coupon drop down virus I downloaded and installed a great program that restores all the windows programs and corrects all the errors that were caused by this piece of crap. You can download it here…(copy and paste link)

    After running the tweaking repair program my Windows IE8 is golden. Both Mr Fixit and the tweak windows repair are free programs. Hope this helps.

  9. KushC says:
    July 8th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I finally got rid of this. Thank you so much.

  10. Paula says:
    July 16th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Im frustrated with this as well… Ive also tried scanning… I am a professional attempting to conduct business at home and this keeps showing up. They take up my entire screen and not knowing I clicked to tell it to go away and it opened up more. Thanks for the insights I am going to give this a try after lunch. Ive got a meeting to prepare for!

  11. Mary says:
    September 1st, 2014 at 3:27 am

    I do not know a lot about computer stuff. I need easy to follow directions on how to remove coupon drop down from m computer.

    Please explain it as you would to a 5th grader. I am adult, but I need super easy steps to remove this horrible, aggravating problem.


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