What is ExtraCoupon adware? My web browsers are going weird as they all keep popping up advertisements web sites when I am viewing my domain ones. The homepage on all my browsers are different and they are all what I don’t mean to get. I keep being redirected to some other web sites instead of the real site when I do any search activities. How can I get rid of this adware and get my computer back to normal?
Basic Knowledge of ExtraCoupon Adware
ExtraCoupon adware is a fraud adware program that designed to hijack the web browsers on computers. It can slow down the speed of the infected computer significantly. If a computer is attacked by this adware it will begin wired performance by displaying ads popping ups, redirecting the users to unwanted web pages and misleading the net users to click on some unsafe components. This virus can make the browsers useless since it is linked to browser hijackers thus some other malware infection can be caused. This adware will redirect you to some malicious web sites on which you may download some more infective files by mistake.
In most cases, PC users often get this adware when they have downloaded some free software from unsafe web sites. There is too much free resource on the internet nowadays but not all of them are safe to use. The virus can be controlled by remote computer hackers when the infected computer is connected to the internet. The advertisements it displays are not safe usually. When you click on them it starts installation of other risks on your computer without taking your permission. PC owners will also suffer from the redirection problem. Therefore, it is highly recommended to remove the adware earlier before it causes more and more damages to the vulnerable computer.
For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the ExtraCoupon pop-up ads with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:
Screenshot of the Adware
Typical Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection
- Unexpected popping ups appear when you are searching online;
- New and strange bookmarks occur in your bookmark list;
- Some unfamiliar programs show up in program list from programs and features;
- Unfamiliar programs are listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
- The computer will not perform correctly when you try to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
- Random stuck will happen to some normal programs which usually work perfectly before.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the redirect.)
Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the ExtraCoupon pop-up. We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.
Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:
After that we need to check in program files to see if the ExtraCoupon pop-up ads leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the ExtraCoupon pop-up ads to stop it from coming back.
Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.
To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.
And to set the homepage back from ExtraCoupon pop-up ads please open general tab under Internet Options.
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If you are carefully enough when you look at the advertisements ExtraCoupon adware generates you may beware that the ads they display are mostly related to your recent search queries. In this way, we get the awareness that this virus has been enabled to analyze on what we do on the infected computer. No matter what ways we use to scan the webs it can still trace on all our activities on the internet. As an inference, we are aware of that this virus can also access other system sensitive data on the hard drives including out accounts details and cc information. To put an end to all its evil actions we need to rid this virus off from our computer as soon as possible.
Kindly Reminder: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 6, 2014 7:20 am