There have been endless pop-ups on my notebook. I think there must be some viruses that cause such issue. I did quite a lot of check on the PC and found it was the EnjoyCoupon Adware. I tried to follow some online removal instructions and checked into the program lists but I couldn’t tell which the program is that caused the infection. Nor can I tell which program is related to this adware in task manager. How do you remove this adware?
Learn More about EnjoyCoupon Adware
The role this EnjoyCoupon adware plays on the infected computer is to cause non-stop popping ups and redirect you to some malicious web sites rather than those you really mean to visit. This has been known to all as a common feature of browser hijacker viruses. Due to the browser hijacker character, this adware is also hard to detect since it has been enabled to bypass the general scans of many antivirus software. But the computer users can feel obviously that their PCs are working improperly. Why can’t the antivirus software notice this adware immediately when it firstly gets installed onto the PC? Many victims of this pop up are puzzled about that. The reason is simple. This adware is commonly bundled with some free programs that the innocent users download off the internet. As known to all, free software won’t disclose adequately to the users that there will be some other software installed along with its installation. In that way, people may get this adware without their knowledge.
What kind of harm can this EnjoyCoupon Adware do to an infected computer? This is what most people worry about. Advertised as a program which always displays coupons, this adware often lists the coupons of some sites that the users have recently visited. It was created to help people enjoy better experience on online shopping but the way it uses and the effects it takes to the computer have made it a malicious pop up instead of a useful shopping assistant. It meant to give people with competitive prices when the users are viewing some commercial websites such as Amazon. But it brings unwanted bad effects to the PC which makes it an adware rather than a useful service tool. It often causes endless popping up of ads, countless redirections and unexpected installation of unknown programs.
For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the EnjoyCoupon adware 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 adware:
Typical Symptoms of Browser Adware 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 Adware Manual Removal Instructions
Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser adware, 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 adware. ( 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 EnjoyCoupon adware. 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 adware. 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 EnjoyCoupon adware 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 EnjoyCoupon adware 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 adware 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 EnjoyCoupon adware please open general tab under Internet Options.
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Browser hijacker issue is not often taken as a serious problem by many computer users. But actually such kind of virus is rather dangerous than malicious. Take this EnjoyCoupon Adware as an example, it not only makes the infected computer runs slowly and arises chaos in the system but also reveals the online activities of the computer users. As we can see that, this adware often provides us some of coupons that we ever search or visit, which indicates privacy revealing. From what has been mentioned above we can tell that it is not safe to have such computer infection on our computers. The best way to protect us from being affected by viruses is to remove them as soon as we find any.
Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this adware. 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 April 15, 2014 11:17 pm