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Remove Lcoupon (Removal Guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Lcoupon application looks like a software that should help to save your valuable time and money if you love to shop online. This program promises to bring best shopping deals, price comparisons, coupons, discount codes and other money-saving offers. No matter what, these ads by Lcoupon should not be relied on. We have analyzed this software and found some interesting details about it. If you want to find them out, then you should study this article about Lcoupon adware.

Lcoupon adware? What does that mean?

Lcoupon is a suspicious software that relates to the infamous group of adware programs. These applications are judged to be potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and they are ad-supported programs. It means that such apps can produce and deliver many interfering pop-up ads to your screen, also inject banners and in-text links on the websites that you visit. However, useful ads are not that bad, right? Unfortunately, Lcoupon is NOT a safe program, and it does not deliver accurate advertising content. Let us explain why Lcoupon delivers questionable content to you.

Questions about Lcoupon

If you have already noticed “ads by Lcoupon,” “Lcoupon ads,” “Lcoupon deals” and similar titles on the ads that you see when browsing on the Internet, it means that you have already installed Lcoupon on your system. You do not remember doing that? We are not surprised then. Lcoupon tends to slither to PC systems silently – so you probably had not noticed when did it happen. So once this computer parasite gets into your computer, it places its files in the Windows Registry and starts to monitor your browsing activities. So this is exactly the point where Lcoupon gathers information about your interests – later, it uses this information to select ads that would look attractive to you.

Lcoupon advertisements

Then Lcoupon starts to deliver an excessive number of ads for you. Be ready to see them every time you use your web browser – especially when you browse online shopping websites. Sadly, these ads deliver fake deals and only seek to redirect you to suspicious third-party websites. It aims to increase the web traffic that goes to affiliate partners’ sites because these partners sponsor the developers of Lcoupon via the pay-per-click advertising system. Regrettably, these third-party sites you might get redirected to can be very dangerous; therefore, we do not recommend clicking on Lcoupon ads. Otherwise, you might end up on an infectious website that promotes questionable software. To keep your computer clean and secured from various computer threats and parasites, we recommend installing a trustworthy computer security tool, for example, Reimage.

How did Lcoupon hijack my computer?

Lcoupon cannot be downloaded online, so the only way of its distribution can be bundling. This dubious distribution method serves to bundle several applications together and spread them together. Moreover, these programs can be installed via only one installation setup; and in most of the cases, you are not going to receive any kind of notification about possible software attachments unless you check it by yourself. You can do that by setting the right installation settings. That is why you have to opt for Custom or Advanced installation option. Then, deselect the suggestions to get extra content, apps, and so on. However, if Lcoupon virus has already spread its files on your PC, proceed to the following page to find out how you can remove it.

Can I remove this rogue software on my own?

Yes, you can. Lcoupon virus is not as harmful as the majority viruses; that is why it belongs to the category of PUPs. However, it can still cause many stresses for you, so we definitely do not recommend to keep such software on your computer. There are two methods to uninstall Lcoupon – the manual removal method and the automatic removal method. The manual removal technique is described below this text; also, you can find some suggestions for anti-spyware programs below, too. We wish you good luck removing Lcoupon!

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 Lcoupon, follow these steps:

Erase Lcoupon 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 Lcoupon and related programs
    Here, look for Lcoupon 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'

Get rid of Lcoupon 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 Lcoupon 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'

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

Eliminate Lcoupon 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, Lcoupon should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Remove Lcoupon 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 Lcoupon 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 Lcoupon removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Lcoupon 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 Lcoupon 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 Lcoupon removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. snape says:
    December 8th, 2015 at 4:24 am

    nasty malware! attacked my computer sneakily…

  2. paranoid says:
    December 8th, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Lcoupon delivers promotional content but ends you up on malicious websites, probably third-party ones, they are highly dangerous! people, do not install such money saving apps, they are so, so deceptive

  3. anastasia17 says:
    December 8th, 2015 at 4:25 am

    i cannot find the preferences tab on safari…

  4. Ginger93 says:
    December 8th, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Click on the Safari butto in the left upper corner. It should be there

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