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Remove Mycouchtuner (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

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

Mycouchtuner
Mycouchtuner is the website that contains a long list of various TV series to trick people into using the service.

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

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 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.

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.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunterCombo Cleaner, Malwarebytes 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 Mycouchtuner, follow these steps:

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Remove Mycouchtuner from Windows systems

Get rid of Mycouchtuner by cleaning the system fully

  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 Mycouchtuner and related programs
    Here, look for Mycouchtuner 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'
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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'
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Uninstall Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Mycouchtuner 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, Mycouchtuner should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate Mycouchtuner from Google Chrome

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

  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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner 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 Mycouchtuner removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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