Do you know what Coupon Codes are?
The term Coupon Codes has attracted a lot of attention because it is used to present computer users with online shopping-related information. There are many websites offering coupons and discounts on shopping websites, but some of the websites may be aimed at deceiving; hence, it is advisable to be alert to the possibility of encountering unreliable websites. Among all those websites offering various discounts, you may find legitimate and famous discount sources, but you should be aware of adware programs offering questionable coupons.
For example, ShopAtHome is a free browser extension which offers quick access to online coupons and other information related to online shopping. The program creates a browser toolbar, which is compatible with the most popular Internet browsers, and features a button named Coupon Codes. The same term is used on the website associated with the extension. Upon clicking on the Coupon Codes button, the user is provided with a collection of coupon and promo codes. No damage will be inflicted if the coupon is indeed related to the website presented, but, when browsing the Internet, you may encounter various websites offering fake coupons code.
For example, you may be tricked into downloading a program that provides you with coupon codes on a regular basis, but, in return for this service, you may be forced to put up with irrelevant pop-up windows advertising useless products or services. Those pop-up advertisements may be related to phishing websites, and your interaction with such websites might have adverse consequences.
Moreover, the majority of adware programs are programmed to record certain non-personally identifiable information, such as your search terms, clicks, impressions, browsing history, etc. Usually, the developers of adware programs declare that they do not attempt to reveal your identity unless you voluntarily reveal your identity. However, some personal information may be obtained by the adware displaying fake discount codes if you use information about yourself as your search terms. It is highly advisable to remove programs displaying pop-up advertisements, and, the sooner you do it, the better.
If you are sure that you are provided with reliable coupon codes, no changes on the computer are necessary, but, if there is some doubt that the codes you are provided with are generated by an unreliable program, it is worth installing a powerful anti-malware program that can identify and remove unreliable programs.
Below you will find our instructions on how to uninstall the adware displaying advertisements. Needless to say, they are likely to be useful only if the program has its uninstaller. If you want to have the system analyzed, we recommend using SpyHunter, which offers real-time protection against adware programs, browser hijackers, ransomware infections, Trojan horses, rootkits, and other infections.
How to remove Coupon Codes
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall program.
- Remove the adware program.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Uninstall the program displaying pop-up advertisements.
- Move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Remove the unwanted application.
In non-techie terms:
If you keep the system unprotected, you cannot know when it can get infected. Our team recommends using SpyHunter, which provides you with real-time protection against malware and spyware. In case you do not know how to install our recommended security tool, use the following instructions and feel free to comment below.