Do you know what Lcoupon is?
Lcoupon is an application that promises to provide users with various discounts that will help them to save some money at such online stores as Babadu, Print Click, Audiomania, Travelata.ru, Showrooms, and Choies. Even though this program looks like a very beneficial piece of software, we do not think that it can be trusted fully because it is known to be an ad-supported program. Lcoupon itself is of a Russian origin; however, it is also very prevalent in Russia, Ukraine, and France. If you ever encounter this adware program, you should eliminate it from the system because it will also provide you with all kinds of advertisements that will appear to you if you surf the web using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. In addition, there is a possibility that these ads will expose you to potential threats.
Even though Lcoupon is advertised as a program that can provide users with discounts, we do not think that it will really help you to save money because its primary aim is to generate and display all kinds of commercial advertisements in order to drive traffic to other web pages which pay money for the owner of Lcoupon. Actually, the presence of ads does not necessarily mean that you have Lcoupon on board. Specialists say that there are hundreds of other adware programs that act like that. Of course, you can find out very quickly whether you have really encountered Lcoupon. Specialists have observed that Lcoupon creates its own directories which you will find if you enter the following categories into the box after launching RUN: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\elmbcmlmdjfemolgapoecfhcmcjgdmbh, %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\elmbcmlmdjfemolgapoecfhcmcjgdmbh, %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\lcoupon, %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\lcoupon, and %localappdata%\lcoupon. You should find the executable of Lcoupon in %programfiles% too.
Researchers have also found that Lcoupon adds the lcoupon value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run in order to start together with Windows. We suspect that this program wants to start displaying commercial advertisements the moment a user turns on his/her computer. The advertisements Lcoupon provides users with might look really decent because they advertise various products and services. In fact, many users think that they can even help them to buy a particular product for a lower price. Our specialists have tested advertisements this adware program displays and found that not all of them are trustworthy. According to the specialists, some of these ads might belong to third-parties, and thus there is a possibility that they will redirect you to suspicious web pages. Remember, you can click on commercials accidentally too because they keep appearing on the screen without a break, so it is not enough to say that you are going to ignore them.Lcoupon screenshot
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As Lcoupon falls into the category of advertising-supported applications (adware), we are sure that this program will not only display commercial advertisements, but might also perform other activities behind a user’s back. It has been observed that this program might connect to the Internet without permission and collect details about users’ activities without informing them about that. Lcoupon is definitely not a unique browser (Eversale, Likecoupon, and Couponiser clones exist too), so it does not seem surprising for us that it also records details about the domains users visit, the search queries they enter, the ads they click on, IP address, and the like. All the information is gathered with the help of cookies and other data tracking technologies. If you do not want to reveal what you do on the web to third-parties and the developer of Lcoupon, get rid of Lcoupon adware as soon as possible.
We highly recommend that you install a security tool if you do not want to encounter programs similar to Lcoupon ever again. Of course, users can try to protect their systems themselves too; however, it is not so easy to do that because undesirable programs often come bundled with other applications that can be categorized as freeware or shareware. Users can prevent those undesirable programs from entering, but they have to read the information presented for them in the installation window very attentively. Another thing users can do, as we have already mentioned, is to install reputable security software.
We know that not all the users know how to remove Lcoupon from the system, so we are ready to help them. Below are placed instructions which you should follow step by step. If you still see the presence of Lcoupon after you implement the manual Lcoupon removal, you should definitely go for the automatic removal. You can get rid of this adware automatically by scanning the system with an automatic tool, such as SpyHunter.
- Launch RUN and enter the directories you will find below in the box. Click OK.
- Delete files and folders that belong to Lcoupon.
- %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\elmbcmlmdjfemolgapoecfhcmcjgdmbh
- %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\elmbcmlmdjfemolgapoecfhcmcjgdmbh
- %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\lcoupon
- %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\lcoupon
Delete registry entries
- Tap the Windows key + R simultaneously.
- Enter regedit and click OK.
- Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Locate lcoupon value, right-click on it, and select Delete.
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You should not forget to scan the system with a reputable diagnostic scanner too after the Lcoupon removal because there might be other serious computer infections installed on your system. The diagnostic version of SpyHunter is available on our web page, so you can download it from there and then scan your system.