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Remove NextCoup ads (Removal Guide) - Jan 2020 update

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as NextCoup virus, ads by NextCoup | Type: Adware

NextCoup is a PUP that promotes itself as a helpful browser add-on that provides all types of handy offers from the web

NextCoup virus

NextCoup is described as a browser add-on[1] that allows gathering all types of beneficial deals from the Internet. However, note that this is only a marketing strategy used to promote the app and it truly has deserved the reputation of a potentially unwanted program as it causes continuous pop-up ads, banners ads, sponsored links, and similar distractions during people's browsing. This program can hardly pose direct harm to the computer because the main thing, which is initiated by it, is these continuous pop-up notifications. However, some indirect danger can be brought through its redirecting sessions that we are going to discuss in the following paragraphs.

Name NextCoup
Extension names NextCoupp, NeXXXTCoup, NextCOiuuP
Type Adware app/potentially unwanted program
Promotion This suspicious app promotes itself as a helpful browser add-on that is capable of delivering the most relevant deals and helping users to maximize their budgets
Appearance The adware can show up on both Windows and Mac computer systems. Also, it is likely to infect any type of web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari
Activities Once the PUP appears on the computer system, it can initiate intrusive advertising activities, redirect the user to affiliate domains, collect non-personal information that is related to the user's browsing experience
Elimination You can get rid of the adware program with the help of automatical software or the manual step-by-step instructions that we have appended to the end of this article
Fix tip If you have discovered some altered areas on your computer, you can try repairing them with ReimageIntego

NextCoup can appear anywhere on the computer system and install additional objects in directories such as C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData (if you are a Windows user). Additionally, the adware can initiate significant changes on web browsers and their homepage, new tab URL bars. Besides, once this browser add-on installs in your web browser settings, the extension can come in different types of names such as NextCoupp, NeXXXTCoup, or NextCOiuuP.

The advertising part of NextCoup can be one of the most intrusive activities that will likely appear during the operation period of this adware program. It might start loading you with attractive-looking deals that offer to purchase rogue tools or services. You should decline any suggestions provided by this adware, especially those which ask you to type in some sensitive details, contact information, credential data, or urge an inadequate payment.

Nevertheless, NextCoup ads can easily turn your browsing into serious havoc because they may start appearing on each of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and other web browser apps. Besides, no matter how harmless they look (in most of the cases they report about discounts, coupons, price comparisons, and similar things) each of these ads has a link, which may redirect you where ever it wants.

NextCoup adwareNextCoup is a potentially unwanted program that presents itself as a handy browser add-on

It means that you may be tricked into entering not only a harmless shopping site. Also, you might be forced to visit an insecure site, which is used to spread more dangerous programs than this one. This is how adware such as NextCoup get the chance to deliver malicious applications indirectly. As a matter of fact, this is a popular distribution technique used by various cybercriminals who tend to spread virtual parasites such as Trojan horses[2] and ransomware viruses.

If you think that NextCoup virus has already infiltrated your computer, you should know that it can also start tracking your browsing on the web. In most of the cases, such programs collect information about people's search terms, mostly visited websites, data that they enter on each of these sites, their email address, PC's location, etc. Afterward, the developers use such information for delivering it to other parties for income or initiating beneficial advertising campaigns.

So, as you can clearly see, you should remove NextCoup from your computer without wasting your time. Otherwise, it will keep initiating these previously mentioned activities and you will not be able to use your web browser properly anymore due to all these changes. If you want to do that ASAP, you should check the system with reliable anti-spyware. Also, if there are some altered entries and other areas on your system, try fixing them with a repair tool such as ReimageIntego.

NextCoup PUPNextCoup is a suspicious product that is most likely to be distributed via the "software bundling" technique

In some cases, NextCoup removal might not be necessary. This is if your antivirus program does not find anything suspicious on your computer and if the activities from the app show up on your browser only occasionally. Sometimes, you might start seeing annoying advertisements while visiting third-party apps but that does not always mean that you are infected with adware. Try downloading AdBlock and see if it stops the incoming notifications.

However, if NextCoup activities get very intrusive, you should not postpone the removal process, otherwise, your web browser and computer system might become very sluggish and not be able to carry out simple actions. Also, if you ever deal with this adware, try not to fall for its attractive-looking descriptions like the following one:

The latest trend in online shopping has finally come. The Nextcoup browser add on gives its users the power to choose the best deal by gathering all online deals and coupons from internet shopping sites. You can save and maximize your budgets using this browser add on, and shop in less time.

“Software bundling” is not the only tactic employed for adware distribution

Some potentially unwanted programs can be installed either voluntarily or not. PUPs such as adware are sometimes promoted as “useful” extensions on their official websites and try to encourage people to install them. However, you should not opt for such an installation, as you will likely end up with a useless product on your computer.

However, the most common way to receive an adware program is through “software bundling”. This happens when you get the PUP installed in a freeware[3] or shareware package. Adware approaches those users who do not pay enough attention to the downloading process or have set the “Quick” installation mode as default.

In order to keep yourself safe from adware and similar threats, you should never skip any downloading or installing steps as some of them might recommend adding the PUP to your machine. Additionally, always make sure to choose the “Custom” installation mode and check out all suspicious products during the downloading process.

Besides “software bundling”, there are other deceptive tactics that can be used by adware developers to distribute their suspicious products. For example, they might plant the PUP into an unsecured advert or hyperlink. Nevertheless, the adware can come disguised as a fake flash player update while visiting third-party networks.

Removing NextCoup virus from PCs

NextCoup virus will definitely show itself by displaying intrusive pop-ups on your computer screen and redirecting you to odd domains. If you encounter these activities on your web browser and machine, note that there is an adware that requires a full elimination process, otherwise, you will still get lured in its intrusive tasks.

NextCoup removal is a process that can be performed with the help of automatical antimalware software or manual step-by-step guidelines that we have provided to you at the end of this article. Security experts from LesVirus.fr[4] claim that using reliable products is the safest and most effective way to terminate the adware and all its added components.

However, if the fact of purchasing an antimalware program does not seem attractive to you, you can always try to remove NextCoup manually. Just keep in mind that this process requires cleaning both the operating system and infected web browser apps such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

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To remove NextCoup ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of NextCoup from Windows systems

To clean your Windows computer system from annoying apps and erase all the additional products that were brought by the adware program, apply the following instructing guidelines.

To remove NextCoup 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 NextCoup (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.

Erase NextCoup from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove NextCoup from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for NextCoup-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove NextCoup, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to NextCoup and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the NextCoup-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall NextCoup from Internet Explorer (IE)

To get rid of browser helper objects from Internet Explorer and reverse all the questionable changes that were made by the adware app, use the following instructions.

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 NextCoup 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 NextCoup removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove NextCoup ads 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 NextCoup-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

Eliminate NextCoup from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To eliminate suspicious components from Mozilla Firefox and bring the web browser back to its previous state, you should employ the below-provided step-by-step guidelines.

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 NextCoup 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 NextCoup 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 NextCoup removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete NextCoup from Google Chrome

To remove the adware from your Google Chrome web browser and diminish the suspicious changes that the app has initiated, follow these instructing steps.

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 NextCoup 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 NextCoup-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 NextCoup removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of NextCoup 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 NextCoup 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

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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