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Remove Right Coupon pop-up ads (Removal Guide) - updated Sep 2019

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Right Coupon is the program categorized as adware because it fills the screen with useless deals and shopping online offers

Right Coupon Right Coupon ads is the cyber intruder that was created by a company called RightCoupon. It claims to save money for the person by displaying deals and offers. Right Coupon pop-up ads is the adware program that gets bundled and delivered with the help of freeware programs. Unfortunately, this cyber threat cannot be noticed immediately after the infiltration, so you cannot be sure how long the PUP has been running in the background when you encounter the first pop-up or redirect to the shady advertising service. There is a huge possibility that your machine got affected a while ago, and these commercial content redirects are the last symptoms of other programs. Some free downloads do not adequately disclose other software that is pre-bundled, but you may find a few applications besides this adware already installed on the machine by scanning the system with anti-malware tool. Once the program is installed it can install in-browser add-ons, extensions, toolbars directly or open the way for intruders.

Name Right Coupon
Type Adware
Symptoms Advertisements in various forms filling up the screen, redirects coming out of nowhere
Distribution Freeware installations
Elimination Get ReimageIntego for Right Coupon removal
Indication
  • Powered by Right Coupon,
  • Brought to you by Right Coupon,
  • RocketTab powered by Right Coupon,
  • Ads by Right Coupon,
  • Ads powered by Right Coupon.

Since Right Coupon is focused on generating pay-per-click revenue it only focuses on creating tons of redirects, content that you see on the machine doesn't have any value. Pop-ups can be later geared towards your preferences and browsing habits, but at first, PUP shows random promotions to have the ability to collect that needed data for later advertising. 

Right Coupon is adware which provides various discount coupons and offers while you are shopping online. Unfortunately, it’s one of many other suspicious tools that are created only for profiting developers. This ad-supported software[1] is similar to other applications, such as Search.Coupons-Bar, Coupon Buddy or CouponDropDown. They are beneficial only for developers and cause lots of inconveniences for computer users.

So-called Right Coupon virus often steps into computers without letting its users know about that. It spreads bundled just like any other potentially unwanted program – bundled with freeware or shareware. Once inside, this program might hijack all installed web browsers, and since then your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer will be flooded with ads.

Right Coupon removal is the only option that can help to avoid lots of different types of online advertisements[2] that offer various great deals and discount coupons. It may seem useful, but over time those redirects keep you from seeing anything else on the screen and eventually damages the machine making your device useless.  Right CouponOur expert demonstrates banners that Right Coupon adware displays. These ads are typically marked as "Ads by Right Coupon." If you happen to see ads, labeled as “Ads by XXX,” “Brought to You By XXX,” “Powered by XXX” or similarly, you should avoid clicking them. Usually, they are fake and misleading ads[2] that seek to encourage users clicking on them because each click generates a particular amount of money for the developers. Developers may do not play fairly and deliver ads that might lead to infected websites. For this reason, it’s also important to talk about concerning redirect tendencies related to Right Coupon.

While browsing the Internet or visiting online stores, such as eBay or Amazon, users can see additional pop-up ads. These Right Coupon ads look reliable and similar to other online advertisements. However, some of them might suggest offers that seem “too good to be true.”

We don't recommend trusting Right Coupon adware because its ads may be displayed on your PC's desktop just for making you visit specific sites that are actively seeking to increase the number of their visitors or their page rank. Besides, after a click on any ad, you may be redirected to the third-party website that is created for spreading bigger or smaller malware[3].

Adware programs are capable of tracking data, so Right Coupon can use aggregated information about users to deliver relevant and interesting content. After monitoring and analyzing users’ search queries and frequently visited websites, adware delivers interest-based ads and expects more clicks.

Instead of clicking these ads, you should remove Right Coupon from the computer with the help of ReimageIntego. This is a useless tool/ service that cannot be valuable for your machine in any way, so make sure to get rid of the PUP as soon as possible

Right Coupon ads

PUP infiltration happens without your permission

As we already mentioned, you can let this add-on step in while downloading various freeware, shareware, and third-party programs. These programs are considered the main causes of infiltration of adware-type programs. These browser hijackers often rely on questionable and unfair distribution methods that are called “bundling.”[4]

Our security experts strongly recommend stopping being naive when installing free and questionable programs from unknown sources. You should follow each installation step of the freeware and avoid basic, quick or recommended installation methods.

Try selecting advanced or similar installation option for better understanding what sort of program you are installing and what comes attached to it. Unmark all questionable accessories you don't want to install, including PDF Creators, video streaming software, and similar programs.

If adware has already hijacked your system and you are experiencing additional pop-ups or other forms of visual advertisements, you can easily and safely remove it by following instructions presented below.

Right Coupon removal instructions and tips

Technically, adware is not a computer virus [5] or dangerous computer infection, so you can be sure that it won't pose harm to your personal information and other important data. However, it can hardly help you save the money, so why keep it? Terminate Right Coupon virus and all related files, in-browser applications to affect privacy issues.

Remove Right Coupon without any hesitation because this is not an important part of the system. Some people report about adware’s unstoppable alerts that show up whenever they want and we can confirm that adware makes changes on the machine that affects the process of elimination.

Nevertheless, you have options for Right Coupon removal: you can do it either manually by following the steps below or automatically by scanning the computer with a reputable antivirus program. If you trust your knowledge and IT skills, you can remove the PUP manually, but we don't recommend doing so.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Right Coupon pop-up ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate Right Coupon pop-up from Windows systems

To remove Right Coupon adware from Windows OS, you have to follow the instructions carefully. However, it's not enough to remove adware. You should look for other suspicious applications that might have been installed. Remove all questionable entries from your computer and web browsers.

To remove Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up (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.

Uninstall Right Coupon pop-up from Mac OS X system

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

Remove Right Coupon pop-up from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Right Coupon pop-up-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 Right Coupon pop-up, 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 Right Coupon pop-up and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Right Coupon pop-up-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove Right Coupon pop-up from Internet Explorer (IE)

If you want to fix IE browser and stop unwanted pop-up ads, you should uninstall suspicious add-ons from the Internet Explorer and reset your browser.

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 Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up-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 Right Coupon pop-up from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix the Mozilla Firefox browser, you should go to Extensions directory and look for suspicious entries. Once you find something related to Right Coupon, remove these entries immediately.

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 Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Right Coupon pop-up from Google Chrome

To remove Right Coupon from Chrome, make sure you check recently-installed extensions, add-ons or plugins. You should remove all these entries in order to fix your web browser.

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 Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up-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 Right Coupon pop-up removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Right Coupon pop-up 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 Right Coupon pop-up 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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  1. Blair Anderson says:
    May 29th, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I only have unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable things to say to these folk who think that marketing via right Coupon is a good idea…..

    However, aside from this confounded virii I have also advertising popups by “Exerunner” to deal with, neither respond to all the recommended cures. It only seems to infect Google Chrome which Google must know what is doing this… So where is there an update? Where is any evidence they care.

    I use AGV and Spyhunter…. doh! Nothing works.

  2. Buddy Moran says:
    January 15th, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I had the same experience. Only with Chrome and nothing seemed to work. So I uninstalled Chrome, rebooted and reinstalled Chrome. So far, this is working.

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