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Remove SharkMan Coupon virus

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as SharkMan Coupon adware, Ads by SharkMan Coupon | Type: Adware

What is SharkMan Coupon?

SharkMan Coupon ads may be extremely annoying and flood your web browser every time you open it. It is a browser plug-in, add-on, or extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer. You may accidentally find promotion of this program on the Internet if you are looking for a program, which would improve your online shopping. SharkMan Coupon claims having search tool that allows surfing thru various online stores and collect various coupons, discounts, latest deals and then display gathered information straight on your screen. There is a long long list of such and similar 'useful' tools, including BlueGrate, Cheap Coupon, CheckMeUp and many others. SharkMan Coupon has already been categorized as a potentially unwanted programs (PUP) and an adware and it is advisable not to use it. Technically is it not a virus or malware, but the way how it infiltrates computers may resemble a virus. We have already received emails of the users who complain that SharkMan Coupon virus took over their computers. We can reassure you that it cannot harm your computer's operating system because it's not malicious itself. However, it may serve as a bridge to malicious programs and may help them infiltrate your PC's system. This misleading browser add-on is introduced to the user in an unfair manner. In reality, developers of this program are sponsored by third parties for promoting their products. Thus, be aware that 'Ads by SharkMan Coupon' may be fake and redirect you to suspicious third party websites constantly. Besides, it may monitor every step that you make online, for instance, what websites are you visiting, search queries that you type, how long do you stay on a certain website, what ads attract you attention, what you download from the Internet and so on. It is risky to use this program because various third parties (including cyber criminals) can access your PC via this questionable add-on and gather personally identifiable information for deceiving you. Therefore, do not ignore its presence and take needed actions to remove it..

How can SharkMan Coupon hijack my computer?

SharkMan Coupon is a misleading program that promises to display useful coupons, but not only fails to do so, but also pose harm to your PC. If it appeared on the system out of nowhere, we recommend looking for this adware with a reputable anti-spyware and remove it as soon as possible. Be careful because it has already infected hundreds of random computers all over the world. It manages to do so with a help of various freewares and sharewares. SharkManCoupon is commonly bundled with various download manager, video streaming software, etc. and installed inadvertently when users do not pay enough attention to the installation process. If you want to prevent intrusive ads and redirects, browser hijacking and similar issues, DO pay close attention to every notification that is given to you when installing a freeware. Besides, select Advanced or Custom installation and carefully look for the check boxes stating that you accept to install additional components, such as browser add-ons, plug-ins and toolbars. Deselect all of them an only then click the 'next' button. If you have failed to do so and already installed SharkMan Coupon virus, follow the article and find out how to eliminate it.

How can I remove SharkMan Coupon virus from my computer?

The quickest and most reliable SharkMan Coupon removal is by using a reputable anti-spyware. If you are not willing to download additional software, you can rely on detailed removal guidelines that are below and remove it manually.

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SharkMan Coupon virus snapshot
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To remove SharkMan Coupon virus, follow these steps:

Remove SharkMan Coupon 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 SharkMan Coupon and related programs
    Here, look for SharkMan Coupon 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'

Uninstall SharkMan Coupon 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 SharkMan Coupon 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'

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

Erase SharkMan Coupon virus 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, SharkMan Coupon should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Eliminate SharkMan Coupon 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 SharkMan Coupon 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 SharkMan Coupon removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove SharkMan Coupon 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 SharkMan Coupon 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 SharkMan Coupon removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Paul Porter says:
    March 13th, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Malwarebytes did NOT remove SharkManCoupon.
    … Had to do it manually.
    Thanks for the instructions.

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