Do you know what CouponScanner is?
CouponScanner is an adware application. It is supposed to help you save money when you shop online. CouponScanner says it can collect information from various online stores on your favorite goods. Later on the program displays coupons and discount offers that should help you purchase the goods you want at a lower price. However, this application is related to some security issues, and you are strongly recommended to remove CouponScanner from the system immediately. Adware programs may not be direct computer security threats, but they should not be tolerated.
This program is part of the same adware family as RightCoupon, TicTacCoupon, SaveNShop and many other unwanted adware applications. It usually gets distributed via InstallRex installers, although sometimes (based on your location) it could arrive via Amonetize and Vittalia installers as well. These installers are usually hidden in file-hosting websites. Such websites often contain a lot of download links and a lot of fake download buttons. Users tend to click anything that says DOWNLOAD in big capital letters, without even bothering to read whether they really download the application they need. Clicking some of these fake download buttons may result in CouponScanner entering your PC.CouponScanner screenshot
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Usually, adware programs from this group have a fake homepage that is supposed to provide generic information on the program. Needless to say, it does not have a direct download link. As it has been mentioned in the paragraph above, CouponScanner travels bundled with third-party installers. The point is that such applications seldom come alone, so if you accidentally installed CouponScanner onto your computer, chances are that you have installed more adware applications as well. To be sure, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner.
Once the installation is complete, CouponScanner will add extensions to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer web browsers. If you keep your Google Chrome browser updated, CouponScanner will not work on it because the newest Chrome versions block this application. It only proves that you cannot trust this program. Even if it does display coupons and discount offers, it does not mean that they are reliable.
Adware applications DO NOT check the content that later on gets embedded into the ads. Thus, CouponScanner is not liable for the third-party content security, and if click any of the ads and land on a malicious website you will have no one else, but yourself to blame.
To avoid any potential security issues, please follow the instructions below to uninstall CouponScanner at once. After manual removal scan the system with a computer security tool of choice, and make sure you terminate all the other unwanted applications as well.
How to remove CouponScanner
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove CouponScanner.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove CouponScanner.
- Click Start menu button and navigate to Control panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall CouponScanner.
Remove CouponScanner from browser
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
- Disable and remove CouponScanner from Extensions.
- Restart browser.
- Press Alt+F and click Tools.
- Select Extensions and remove CouponScanner.
In non-techie terms:
CouponScanner is a potentially unwanted application that displays annoying pop-ups and slows down your browser. It usually gets installed together with other adware programs, so when you terminate CouponScanner, you have to get rid of all the potential threats as well. Please do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you have any questions on how to safeguard your PC against various intruders.