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Prizecoupon‘s selling point is that it helps you save money. And who doesn’t want that? The application claims to provide you with coupons and show you all kinds of deals and bargains. Don’t you wonder how it does that? If you do, know that it floods you with a never-ending waterfall of pop-up advertisements every time you try to use your browser. Just imagine how quickly this will get from merely annoying to infuriating. Because of this incessant flood of pop-ups, Prizecoupon is considered nothing more than adware. Once you look past the sugary layer of marketing, it’s evident that this potentially unwanted program harms you much more than help you. Also, if you allow Prizecoupon to stay, the ads will be the least of your concerns. Don’t take such a risk and delete this malicious and intrusive program as soon as possible.
How did I get infected with?
Prizecoupon is required to get your permission before it installs itself on your computer, but don’t think that because of that, you’ll see it coming. Because you won’t. This application is so resourceful when it comes to tricking you into allowing it in, that not only will you approve its installation, but you’ll also have no idea that you did. Not until the ads start popping up and give it away. Some of the program’s preferred methods of infiltration include the use of spam email attachments, corrupted websites, and corrupted links. It can also pose as a bogus system or program update. However, more often than not, Prizecoupon’s method of choice is through freeware. It uses the freeware as a shield to hide behind, and sneaks in undetected, since most users are not nearly as attentive as they should be, when going through its installation process. For some reason, they think it’s okay to not read the terms and conditions, and just agree to everything in haste. In all fairness, it is okay if you want to end up with adware such as Prizecoupon. But if you don’t, be extra careful when it comes to freeware as it often comes bundled with all kinds of malware.
Why are these ads dangerous?
Prizecoupon is an unsafe, damaging, ad-supported application. It’s required to generate pay-per-click revenue for the third parties behind it if it is to continue its operations. You’ve probably guessed how it manages to do that. That’s right. This is where the never-ending pop-up ads kick in. Every ad, the application tricks you into clicking on, is profit for these people. But don’t be deceived. The ads are highly unreliable and will only bring more issues to your computer. Other than to potential harm, the pop-ups also lead to frequent system crashes and slower PC performance. The only way, to get rid of them, is to delete Prizecoupon altogether. If you choose not to, you’ll be stuck with them for good. But the ads won’t be the only issue you’ll have to deal with. The program severely jeopardizes your security. That’s because it’s designed to start monitoring your browsing habits immediately after infection. It keeps track of every move you make, catalogs it, and then sends the collected data to the aforementioned individuals. Are you willing to gamble with your personal and financial information? If not, delete Prizecoupon as soon as you possibly can. You won’t regret it.
How Can I Remove Prizecoupon Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Prizecoupon 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.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Prizecoupon from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Prizecoupon program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Prizecoupon 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 any unknown 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 Prizecoupon Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.