SOS, I’m a novice to computer, so I made rookie mistake here, so I will cut out the detail about how I got this CouponTime adware and how my computer suffered by it! Please teach an old man a simple way to remove this virus, because my antivirus cannot do anything about it. Thank you!
Brief Introduction to CouponTime Adware
CouponTime Adware is another adware program can harm your computer, it is aim to display numerous ads banners and sponsored links within you browsers like, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, all these things are about commercial information. Most of the victims didn’t realize that their computer were infected by this adware, they thought they will never say yes to let it download in their systems, but actually this adware already exist in their computers, it’s very tricky virus that can bypass the consent of users, and if you don’t pay enough attention, Coupon time will rapidly and silently install without letting you know. Normally, innocent users may download this hijacker unconsciously from third-party market, or you also may unfortunately get this problem by click some link from your email spam!
CouponTime Adware Screenshot
CouponTime Adware can screw up all your explorers once installed, the homepage from each of your browser have been changed, it will often redirect you to many other sites which look vicious when you try to open another new tap. You may get angry when you find all your favorite are gone, because these sites may took you many time to collect, it’s hard to retrieve them all. And also many of the function key like setting, edit may lose their function, you cannot change your explorers back to normal way even though you uninstall and then reinstall them again. Some people might think this virus could only mess up their browser, no big deal, if the virus program can’t handle that, they just wait until this problem can be solved! I have to remind those people, you should keep this bad idea away from you head, because this adware may not just harm your browser, you whole system may got a big chance to suffer from this one. After installation, it will also download you many other unwanted software by redirecting you to malicious sites or trick way, and then theses malicious progresses will be running behind, which might trigger remote control. Infected computers will be messed up by the performance like, system running slowly, you can’t launch many other programs, blue screen etc. That’s all because these unwanted programs activate themselves each time you start the computer, high cpu usage will drag the system into a poor condition.
What’s worse, this adware program can records user’s Internet activity then scans his visited websites to know more about his browsing habits and interests. Which means, it could also mess up with the privacy settings and exploits them to steal personal files or information like, bank account, emails, private photos something like that? This creepy virus can degrade the speed of internet connection and block you from accessing legitimate and reputable websites, also will change your registry settings and other important windows system files, so that victims cannot remove it easily! Well, I don’t need to point out more downside of this adware, if you are wise enough, you’ll not take this virus as a small problem, just try to solve this one as soon as possible! For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!
The properties of Infected Computer
-Can change your homepage to CouponTime 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 CouponTime 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 CouponTime 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 CouponTime Adware from Computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 16, 2014 6:01 am