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Remove Mycouchtuner (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

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Mycouchtuner is the online TV streaming site that can ask for your banking details

Mycouchtuner

Mycouchtuner.me is one of many domains that offers users free streaming or movies, TV series, and shows. While some shows might be free to view, most of the provided content is usually paid, for example, the site offers a full list of the popular Game of Thrones episodes, while legitimate viewers have to pay a monthly subscription to access the series.

Thus, the content on Mycouchtuner site is, in fact, illegal. Those who want to view the shows regardless, however, are often redirected not only to scamming sites that ask users to enter their private and even credit card information but will also face intrusive redirects that might bring to phishing, suspicious advertising, and tech support scam sites.[1] 

Name Mycouchtuner
Type Potentially unwanted program/adware
Symptoms Advertisements fill up the screen, clicking on those causes redirects to suspicious sites
Related sites 2mycouchtuner.me, mycouchtuner.li
damage Tracks and collects data regarding users' data and shares that information with third-party companies, redirects to malicious and scam sites
Distribution Software bundling, deceptive websites
Elimination Use anti-malware tools and remove potentially unwanted programs along with other infections. To fix virus damage, we recommend Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

Due to the deceptive nature of the Mycouchtuner service, it uses multiple sites to display its content, such as 2mycouchtuner.me or mycouchtuner.li. Regardless of which one users land on, the clicks on links there might result in the installation of adware. These potentially unwanted applications usually appear on the computer after the installation of freeware and perform several changes to Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or another browser and start displaying unwanted advertisements.

Besides, in some rare cases, the tunnel of redirects from Mycouchtuner might lead users to malware-laden[2] sites, which can result in much harsher ramifications than a PUP infection.

Because the site is unsafe, one might refer to it as Mycouchtuner virus. While it is not technically accurate, (regular) visits might result in malware infection, consequently, damaging system files, recording keystrokes, locking personal data, and more. Therefore, those who visit the site and click on pop-ups, deals, banners, offers, in-text links, and other content, are very close to virus infection.

Mycouchtuner domain might expose users to the following:

  • adult sites
  • online gaming
  • gambling
  • hacked sites

In case you installed any type of software that was promoted via Mycouchtuner redirects, your computer will be affected by a potentially unwanted program. These apps then try to sell other software that might not be completely safe, for example, Advanced Mac Cleaner or Driver Tonic.

Because visits to Mycouchtuner site are closely associated with adware, such applications are known for not only displaying intrusive ads, redirects to unknown websites and alternations of web browser settings but also information tracking for marketing purposes.

Mycouchtuner virusMycouchtuner is the adware program that ticks people into visiting the website and generating revenue from views and visits.

Mycouchtuner advertising cookie policy and information that the website itself collects are addressed on the page's Privacy Policy page that states:

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example, to add you to one of our mailing lists.

The section on Mycouchtuner.li also states that the data collected by the website can be later shared with third-party advertisers and other companies. Experts[3] always warn about this issue because even non-personal data tracked by such programs can get used in later advertising campaigns.

However, you need to remove Mycouchtuner.li because names, email addresses, and other sensitive data may lead to privacy issues or even identity theft. Get a reliable antivirus tool for that and clean the machine thoroughly.

We always recommend using professional anti-malware tools when dealing with potentially unwanted programs, Mycouchtuner removal is no exception. The only thing that we cannot stress enough is to choose trustworthy application and download software from official sources to avoid other PUP infiltrations.

You should also note that this online streaming activity is not legal and all those redirects, in comparison with legal issues due to pirating can be far less frustrating. Remove Mycouchtuner as soon as it appears on the screen by exiting the website and, if you installed anything, make sure these PUPs are terminated immediately. For that, we recommend Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Mycouchtuner.li Mycouchtuner is the potentially unwanted program that contains links to movie streaming websites and uses rogue advertising networks.

Adware is often advertised on deceptive video streaming sites

Bundled applications with potentially unwanted or rogue programs come to the system during an insecure freeware installation when the user pays less attention than needed. It is easily avoidable when Advanced or Custom options get chosen. Unfortunately, this is not a common practice among internet users.

Such programs like adware or hijackers can also be promoted on deceptive pop-ups, banners, or even websites. Both of these methods mean that getting anything from the internet is not safe, no matter if you do that willingly or not.

You should always rely on professional tools, official developers, distributors, and read the EULA or Privacy Policy of the website you get anything from. Also, keeping tools like antivirus or anti-malware can ensure that any malware trying to get on the system gets blocked.

Avoid visiting Mycouchtuner.li domain and remove unwanted software from your computer

Once the system is  infected by Mycouchtuner virus, every web browser application on the computer gets affected and settings possibly altered without your permission. Various extensions, toolbars, and bookmarks may get added. Also, PUP alters notification and default homepage settings.

All the additional files added by the potentially unwanted program and alterations this intruder makes on the machine affects the whole process of Mycouchtuner removal. You need professional tools and a full system scan with the anti-malware program to ensure that all tools and applications get terminated.

Additionally, when you remove Mycouchtuner using such method, you should check your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari for suspicious extensions, programs or toolbars and remove them manually. You can also do an automatic browser reset on every one of them. For that, we have a step-by-step guide.

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To remove Mycouchtuner, follow these steps:

Remove Mycouchtuner from Windows systems

Get rid of Mycouchtuner by cleaning the system fully

To remove Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner (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.

Delete Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner-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

Get rid of Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate Mycouchtuner from Google Chrome

You should reset the browser to ensure that Mycouchtuner is completely terminated

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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner-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 Mycouchtuner removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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

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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