By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 21
First Seen: February 28, 2014
Last Seen: August 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Couponsbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Specifically, Couponsbar is considered adware. Adware like Couponsbar is designed to deliver advertisements to affected Web browsers. Adware like Couponsbar is also used to redirect the browser in order to lead the PC user to certain websites and conduct market research by tracking the computer users' online activities. Programs like Couponsbar represent a threat to the computer's security due to the information it tracks and to the nature of many of the advertisements associated with Couponsbar. Many advertisement delivered by Couponsbar may lead you into installing other PUPs or even threats such as BitCoin miners. Because of this, malware researchers advise removing Couponsbar immediately from an affected computer.

How PUPs Like Couponsbar are Installed on a Computer

Typically, Couponsbar and similar PUPs are installed in the form of Web browser toolbars that are technically plug-ins or extensions for the affected Web browser. Couponsbar may be installed on any of the most popular Web browsers on Windows, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The most common tactic for distributing Couponsbar and similar PUPs is to bundle them with free software. When computer users download and install free programs, they may find that the installer may opt them in automatically for the installation of a Web browser toolbar like Couponsbar. Although it is possible to opt out, many computer users may skip this option because of ignorance or carelessness. This technique, commonly referred to as bundling, can be avoided by using Custom Installation options to choose only the programs you want to install when installing new software.

Removing Couponsbar

Couponsbar may usually be removed by using the Windows Control Panel's feature for removing software. Since Couponsbar advertisements may expose your Web browser to unwanted content, such as other PUPs or even threats, it is important to take precautions. Once Couponsbar has been uninstalled, PC security analysts strongly suggest the use of proper security application to perform a full threat scan on the infected computer in search for any potentially unsafe content linked to Couponsbar.
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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Couponsbar

File System Details

Couponsbar may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. coupons-bar.exe c9b7c096aedcb129d0cacc4135cd1092 3

Registry Details

Couponsbar may create the following registry entry or registry entries:


Couponsbar may create the following directory or directories:



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