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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: ReimageIntego (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, GoPhoto.it, 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

To remove Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down (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.

Erase Coupon Drop Down from Mac OS X system

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

Remove Coupon Drop Down from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Coupon Drop Down-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 Coupon Drop Down, 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 Coupon Drop Down and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Coupon Drop Down-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down-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

Delete Coupon Drop Down from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Coupon Drop Down from Google Chrome

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 Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down-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 Coupon Drop Down removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall Coupon Drop Down 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 Coupon Drop Down 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

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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 from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

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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 danerogers@comcast.net 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.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 (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)

    http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

    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.

    Help!!

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