Remove Couponarific Ads from Chrome/FF/IE

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Couponarific is classified as adware and a potentially unwanted program. It may not be a virus, but it certainly exhibits certain virus-like traits. One day it appears seemingly out of the blue, and starts flooding you with pop-up ads offering deals, coupons, product suggestions, etc. With these suggestions, the browser toolbar promises to help you spend less money on your online shopping. But don’t be fooled, that is definitely not its main goal. It has ulterior motives, as its main purpose is actually to make money for unknown third parties by bombarding you with pop-up ads. The application is very annoying, and will not leave you alone unless you get rid of the program altogether.

How did I get infected with?

Since it cannot be installed without the user’s permission, Couponarific uses subtlety to enter your system. Deception is in fact a preferred method for all adware to infect your system. The program infiltrates your computer by using freeware as a means to enter undetected. Most users pay little attention when installing freeware, and don’t know what they’re agreeing to, which is why they’re an easy target for such infections. Keep in mind that, like most adware, Couponarific is not malicious by design, but it can certainly be used for malicious purposes.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Couponarific is programmed to monitor your browsing history and collect data on your habits and preferences. As soon as it has gathered enough information on you, the pop-up ads start to appear, and they will be your constant companion every time you try to use your browser, unless you get rid of the application altogether. What’s worse than the frustration from having to deal with the annoying ads, is the fact that Couponarific is supported by unknown third parties. Should the adware provide them with the data it has collected on you, these third parties can use it in any way it suits them without keeping your best interests in mind. Seeing as how Couponarific can do much more harm than help, it is best to remove it as soon as you find out it has infected your computer.


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How Can I Remove Couponarific Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Couponarific infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs. Be sure that you are comfortable editing your Windows Registry.

STEP 1: Delete Couponarific from your Windows Registry

STEP 2: Disable Couponarific from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Couponarific

STEP 1 : Delete Couponarific from the registry

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Regedit” and hit OK


Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\weihizwxgt32

Delete the weihizwxgt32 Key

delete couponarific startup

In our case the Couponarific Virus was located in C:\Program Files\010 folder and was named weihizwxgt32.exe


As you can see from the digital signature it was signed by Couponarific

You need to Delete this file. The next step is to purge your browsers:

STEP 2 : Remove Couponarific from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove the unwanted add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Couponarific Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, I recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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