I let my computer suffer by CouponBuilder adware by a mistake, and it seems I can’t control the situation which is happening to the system now, cannot get rid of the adware, does anybody here could help me out of this trouble?!
Brief Introduction to CouponBuilder Adware
CouponBuilder Adware is an adware infection which is widely spreading over internet recently. Like many other adware, once your computer was infected by this, you will see pop-up ads come out from nowhere time to time. These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners. That’s because cyber criminals want to promote thousands of notorious commercials and coupons on targeted computer. It comes bounded with many intelligent plug-in and add-on. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser, by earning pay-per-click from the links, those bag guys could make profit from it!
CouponBuilder Adware Screenshot
CouponBuilder Adware can enter into targeted computer though the third party, using unfair means. Like, when people download and install some free software, the virus is commonly bundled with free programs that you download. After installation, it could begin to harm the system step by step. CouponBuilder could wildly template your browsers setting, the homepages from IE, Google chrome or Firefox has been changed, favorite sites are gone, you cannot open some given websites or some you regularly visit, when you open a new tap, the virus may redirect you to many other vicious sites, what’s worse, many function in browsers turn out to be useless. Maybe you think you can uninstall all the browsers and then reinstall them again, but the truth is, nothing will be changed, this infection had changed your registry settings and other important windows system files. The worst situation is, it can cause a complete computer crash.
And also, this adware is capable of tracking your search history and interrupting computer users to enjoy a better online experience as the ads pop up all the time and block the screen which may stop people to access to other applications on the PC. This already involve in innocent users’ privacy. CouponBuilder will add its components on the startup menu which may make it get started automatically when users boot up the infected PC. Some people may find the performance of their systems are very poor, the running process suddenly slow down, the cursor is hard to control, you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet. Well, that’s not hard to explain if you open the task manage, you’ll surprisingly find that so many programs and process are running at the same time, the cpu usage is highly taken up to affect the overall operation, but where are these programs come from? Back to the CouponBuilder, after done installed, it could resort to extreme measures to download more malicious malware into the system, all these program may install under the table without letting users know. After that, they will run themselves in the background each time you boot up or reboot the computer, so no wonder the system alway in a poor condition! And the biggest pitfall, I think some important info and data will be let out if you don’t pay enough attention, some CouponBuilder infections contain trojan and keyloggers, passwords, credit card, bank account information, private photos may be getting used by bad guys! For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!
The properties of Infected Computer
-Can change your homepage to CouponBuilder which cannot be detected by the anti-virus program
-Can pop up many ads you don’t want and provide you junk links, make you unable to surf the internet
-Can create more junks and make your computer run slowly which properly lead your computer to blue screen
-Can download unnecessary programs automatically, some may harm your computer system
-Can screw up the settings of your browser and very hard for inexperience users to change it back
-Can be taken use by hackers with your private information and data for unlawful act
NOTE: If any of these properties show on your PC, your computer probably got infected with CouponTime Adware. And believe or not, someone will be driven crazy by this pop-up ads and any other things. If you don’t have sufficient knowledge of computer, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of CouponBuilder hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to CouponBuilder hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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In a word, when download and install programs, you can’t be too careful, Custom installation usually allows you to see if there are any bundles coming along the main download. Take preventive measures will always be a good way to protect your computer! Here is a good news, at present, manual removal still can be the most effective way to get rid of this kind of hijacker or other similar kind of virus from your PC. Manual removal will be the best way to get rid of the CouponBuilder Adware from Computer.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on October 26, 2014 1:54 am