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Remove Couponizer ads (Removal Instructions) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

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How should I react to Couponizer ads?

We advise you to stay away from Couponizer virus because it is an untrustworthy ad-supported Mac adware[1]. Adware-type programs can be extremely annoying, especially because they tend to slow down the computer. When we visited the official Couponizer website, we immediately noticed that it is a copy of other adware programs that target Mac users – ShoppyTool, SurfMate or My ShopMate. Just like its predecessors, Couponizer claims to be a tool for smart online shoppers that can provide targeted ads and coupon codes and enhance user’s shopping experience[2]. However, we advise you to stay away from this shopping assistant because it hardly can help you save time or cash while shopping online. Be aware that clicking on such ads can lead you to shady third-party websites that might contain hazardous links, ads, or simply inappropriate content[3]. Visiting such sites increases chances to compromise your PC unexpectedly as well as put your privacy at risk. Therefore, we highly recommend trying Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego for Couponizer removal. You can remove Couponizer by yourself as well; however, the automatic tool detects spyware and malware related files much faster and easier. Therefore, if you have no time to spend on studying Couponizer removal instructions, choose the automatic removal option.

Questions about Couponizer ads

Couponizer adwareOur team member shows some examples of Couponizer ads. If your Mac acts sluggish and if Couponizer ads appear on your screen - better start looking for Couponizer adware in your computer system and remove it! If you thought that Mac OS is resistant to viruses, you were wrong[4]. The described adware program can not only turn your computer into a tool that serves third-party offers on a daily basis but also collect information about your activity online. After reading the Privacy Policy of this program, we discovered that it collects user’s search queries, IP address and advertisements viewed, as well as other browsing-related information. Couponizer adware ostensibly needs such information to provide the victim with “customized content,” however, we are afraid that you might not be satisfied with the amount of “customized content” that you are going to get after Couponizer hijack.

How did I get infected with this adware?

Adware programs can easily sneak into your computer system when installing different programs[5]. Software that is free usually suggests installing third-party programs, and this is just one of the ways how software developers make money. Sadly, not all of suggested programs are safe to use; you can easily end up installing spyware-type programs that display a lot of pop-up advertisements or change your browser’s homepage without telling you first. To install applications safely, try to stick with Custom/Advanced settings when installing new programs. This configuration will give you an opportunity to review bundled programs and refuse to install them if you don’t want them. All you have to do is to deselect ticks from checkboxes next to suggestions to install “recommended software.”

How can I remove Couponizer?

If Couponizer ads bother you on a daily basis, you shouldn’t tolerate them. These ads are hardly useful and can simply redirect you to dangerous Internet pages, so if you can, remove Couponizer virus a soon as possible. You may want to use instructions prepared by our team and delete the adware manually or just use anti-malware software and let it take care of Couponizer removal automatically.

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To remove Couponizer ads, follow these steps:

Remove Couponizer from Mac OS X system

Couponizer adware tends to attack Mac users only. So if your Mac OS was infected, follow these steps to remove Couponizer virus for good.

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

Get rid of Couponizer 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, Couponizer should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Couponizer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Fix Firefox by deleting all extensions that came with Couponizer.

  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 Couponizer 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 Couponizer removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Couponizer from Google Chrome

Check Chrome for suspicious browser extensions. If you can find anything related to Couponizer, delete it.

  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 Couponizer 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 Couponizer removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

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. Janett says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Couponizer ads were the worst. Im glad I got rid of this adware!

  2. Felix says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Couponizer malware is stuck in my computer and i cannot get rid of it!

  3. terry says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Just removed Couponizer. Thanks!!

  4. 005 says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks… Ive been looking for a tutorial on how to remove this parasite 🙂

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