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Remove Coupon Samurai adware

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Coupon Samurai ads | Type: Adware

What is Coupon Samurai?

Coupon Samurai by Engaging Apps is just an ordinary adware program. Thus, you should not fall for believing that it’s going to improve your web browsing experience. As stated on its official website, it is supposed to inform you about various savings and apply with coupons thus helping you save time and money. Yes, we agree that it is capable of displaying ads that contain information about available coupons. Yesm we admit that it works as a browser add-on. However, don’t expect that this adware collaborates with such big and reliable shop website giants as eBay or Amazon. According to our research, Coupon Samurai is sponsored by questionable third-parties, so at best you will be supplied with the coupons that work on unknown online shops. Unfortunately, that’s not the worst part of it. You should know that this application is not going to display several ads during your browsing. What it’s going to do is to flood each website that you visit with an enormous amount of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, and similar advertisements that are extremely irritating and disruptive. Besides, people have reported that in some of the cases, by clicking on “Coupon Samurai Ads” or “Ads by Coupon Samurai” they have ended up on really suspicious websites that contain Java/Flash Player updates or offer to check Internet speed for free. Keep in mind that such Coupon Samurai redirects may be an attempt of suspicious third parties to make you install other potentially unwanted programs.

In addition, we also feel responsible to warn you about privacy-related issues that this adware may lead to. Likewise other ad-supported third-party programs, it uses tracking cookies for analyzing users’ browsing habits. So the longer you keep Coupon Samurai virus installed, the more data (search terms, websites that you visit, data that you enter in them, IP address, etc.) may leak to third-party advertisers. Consequently, not only some pieces of quite sensitive information may be lost bus also an increased number of personalised Coupon Samurai ads may show up on your screen. Therefore, the best you can do to prevent all of this is to run a full system scan with Reimage and remove it without a delay.

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How can Coupon Samurai hijack my computer?

Just like any other adware, Coupon Samurai may settle down on your web browser right after you finish the installation of another freeware. Its developers apply ‘bundling’ which is a combination of several programs and spreading them in one pack for distributing this adware. Unfortunately, we are not aware of what freewares are involved in its distribution, so keeping in mind the fact that any freeware may carry Coupon Samurai adware as an attachment, make sure that you check Advanced/Custom settings of them all. This way, you will be able to see and deselect all ‘optional components’ thus blocking the way for potentially unwanted programs to your computer.

How to remove Coupon Samurai virus?

If Coupon Samurai is your daily headache, don’t waste your time any longer. You can remove this adware quite easily using via Control Panle. Nevertheless, don’t forget to check your machine with a reputable anti-spyware after all in order to make sure that other PUPs are not lurking on the system.

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 Samurai adware, follow these steps:

Uninstall Coupon Samurai 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 Samurai and related programs
    Here, look for Coupon Samurai 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'

Delete Coupon Samurai 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 Samurai 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'

Erase Coupon Samurai 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 Samurai 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 Samurai removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Coupon Samurai adware 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 Samurai should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Coupon Samurai 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 Samurai 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 Samurai removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Coupon Samurai 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 Samurai 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 Samurai removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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

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