QuickCoup Ads - How To Remove?
QuickCoup is a free program that you can download from the Internet. It promises to save your time and money by providing the best deals to shop online, collected from various shopping websites. Lately this program was noticed to be installed with various free software without requiring any users’ authorization. Once inside, QuickCoup starts displaying tons of ads which are not only annoying but they can also redirect you to insecure websites.
The goal of this adware is to make profit for a bunch of retailers online. QuickCoup Ads contain various coupons or discounts offering to purchase various programs cheaper. Many users can find these messages attractive and click on them. As every ad by QuickCoup has an affiliate link, if you click on it, you will help their makers to get some money and increase the traffic of the advertised website. You should also know that such programs can track your browsing habits, for example, what websites you are visiting or what searches you are making. This information may be sold to the third parties and used for various marketing purposes.
To protect your computer from getting such ads is in your hands. You just have to be more careful with what you are downloading to your PC and avoid installing applications that are not familiar for you. QuickCoup comes bundled with various players, recording programs or other free software. It can even be added to the main installer on some download websites. Always read Terms and Agreements before installing your software and refuse any additional downloads if they look suspicious for you.
If you have already noticed ads by QuickCoup on your computer, follow the instructions below explaining how to remove this adware. Don’t forget to restore your browser settings once you get rid of it.
Manual removal instructions of QuickCoup Ads
Using Control Panel to remove the main QuickCoup Ads components and installers
- Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in search box. You may need to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC, in both cases.
- Look for QuickCoup Ads and /or other related programs on the list of programs. By default, I recommend removing Yontoo, WebCake, anything “savings” or “coupon” related. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Stopzilla might give a good idea of what programs you should remove from there as well.
- Close Control Panel.
Removing QuickCoup Ads from Internet Explorer
- Click on gear icon->Manage Add-ons.
- Check “Toolbars and Extensions”. Remove everything related to QuickCoup Ads and other plugins you do not know that are made by anyone else and not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
- Close The options.
Removing QuickCoup Ads from Firefox
- Enter about:addons in URL field.
- Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything related to QuickCoup Ads as well as the applications you do not recognise. If the extension is not familiar to you and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe probably you do not need it.
- Optionally, Reset Firefox. For this you have to go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.
Removing QuickCoup Ads from Chrome
- Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
- Go through extensions list and remove programs related to QuickCoup Ads. If unsure, you can disable them temporally.
- Restart chrome.
- Optionally, you can go to chrome://settings, press ‘Advanced settings’, scroll to the bottom of the list and press ‘Reset browser settings’.