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Remove MsCoup ads (Virus Removal Instructions)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

MsCoup adware is a bothersome application, and computer experts identify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Many PC users complain about the activities that this program initiates – it displays intrusive pop-ups that usually cover the majority of a computer screen. If you have noticed “ads by MsCoup,” “MsCoup ads,” “powered by MsCoup” or similarly entitled pop-ups or banners that appear on your screen whenever you use your Internet browser, it is obvious that this application has been installed on your computer without notifying you.

MsCoup distribution methods:

Questions about MsCoup ads

MsCoup is considered to be an adware program. Adware programs, browser hijackers, plug-ins, and add-ons are spread via bundling method. It means that such programs are distributed as legitimate free software attachments. PC users often tend to install new programs just by clicking “Next” button all the time, and they also skip reading “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” documents. Therefore, they do not get informed about possible optional applications attached to their preferred program. To avoid unexpected installations, you need to read these documents, and you also need to select the right installation method. So opt for “advanced” or “custom” mode and then deselect the agreements to install additional apps. Then you can finish the installation and close the setup.

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MsCoup – what is the purpose of this program?

MsCoup was created to promote its partners marketing. As we have already stated, this program usually enters victim’s computer system seamlessly, and once it does that, it performs several modifications on your computer. It changes some of your web browser’s settings and installs its extension. Then it starts monitoring your activity on the web. Do you want to allow someone to review your browsing history, bookmarks, downloads, search queries and similar information? We highly doubt it. Plus, MsCoup adware is an ad-supported application, so it generates and displays various ads for the PC user. It shows ads in a form of banners, pop-ups or in-text links. Be aware of such ads, because they can redirect you to unreliable sources. For instance, MsCoup redirects can end you up on third-party websites that may promote questionable content like free programs or free software updates. Be mindful and refuse to install any programs from unreliable sources – there are great chances that such downloads can include infectious files. To avoid computer infections, you must secure it. We recommend installing an anti-spyware program like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and run a full system scan with it.

Alternative way to remove this unreliable program:

Although it is the best to eliminate MsCoup virus using a professional anti-spyware program, you can also try to remove this application by yourself. The 2-spyware research team has prepared a removal guide for you, so you can easily uninstall MsCoup on your own. Find these instructions below this article. Please remember to be very careful when installing new programs to your computer and also do not rely on suspicious advertisements that appear out of nowhere. You should attempt to look up the name of the ads provider on the web – you may find out that it is a PUP generating them.

FAQ about this adware:

Question. Hello, I want to know why my computer works so slowly and shows me advertisements that I do not wish to see? Each of these ads are marked as ”MsCoup ads”. Is MsCoup a virus? What should I do to protect my computer from it?

Answer: Although some computer thinks MsCoup virus is very dangerous, it is just a potentially unwanted program. It can be easily removed, and it is not going to deliver any ads anymore upon its removal. You can delete this PC intruder manually or automatically – either with anti-spyware software or manually. Look for the manual removal instructions below:

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To remove MsCoup ads, follow these steps:

Delete MsCoup 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 MsCoup and related programs
    Here, look for MsCoup 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 MsCoup 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 MsCoup 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'

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

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

Get rid of MsCoup 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 MsCoup 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 MsCoup removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

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

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

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  1. ben says:
    November 14th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Can anyone tell me more information about SpyHunter? Is it reliable at any point? This is not the first PUP that I catch running on my system, so I want to install an anti-spyware tool. Thanks

  2. maximus says:
    November 16th, 2015 at 2:48 am

    It definitely is. It can remove various ad-supported programs, browser hijackers, and even viruses like ransomware! in my opinion, it is a good tool for your computer.

  3. Sistah99 says:
    November 16th, 2015 at 2:50 am

    MsCoup was the worst app that has ever entered my PC, ever! I will be much more cautious from now on. It was very unpleasant experience… i really got tired of closing these ads all the time.

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