50Coupons is an adware which displays various ads, coupons and deals on your web browser. It does not matter which OS (operating system) you use because this adware is capable of operating on all of them. This browser extension can be added to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Some users believe that 50Coupons will improve their browsing experience by providing them with useful offers and product overviews but in reality this application just promotes products of their partners. Most of the time these promotions are not only completely useless but even harmful. That’s why 50Coupons is labeled as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and can be detected by most spyware programs.
Once installed 50Coupons will start gathering your personal data like browsing history, search queries or top visited sites. All this information can be handed to the third parties later on in order to make ads more engaging specifically to you. You will see ads in all kinds of forms whenever browsing the Internet. We highly recommend not to click on those ads as it will redirect you to the websites which may be infected.
50Coupons is distributed mostly via freeware. When you download some free software from the Internet this adware can be bundled with it. That being said you need to be extremely careful running the installation wizard of such a software. Opt out for a custom or advanced installation mode if possible in order to learn what additional tools will be installed. If you are not aware of any of them and have a suspicion that the application can be an adware – do not accept its installation.
In case your computer is already infected with 50Coupons and you are tired of all those ads, there are two ways to remove it. You can use some anti-spyware like Spyhunter or malwarebytes to uninstall it automatically or use our removal guide below to do it manually. Even if you remove the adware by yourself, it is recommended to perform a full system scan with antimalware tools afterwards.
Using Control Panel to remove the main 50 Coupons components and installers
- Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel , Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall . On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in the search box, then look for Uninstall a program. You may need to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC, in both cases.
- Look for 50 Coupons and /or similar looking items 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 50 Coupons from Internet Explorer
- Press on the Wench icon->Manage Add-ons.
- Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to 50 Coupons and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
- Close the Options.
Removing 50 Coupons from Firefox
- Enter about:addons in URL field.
- Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything 50 Coupons related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe probably you do not need it.
- Optionally, reset Firefox: go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.
Removing 50 Coupons from Chrome
- Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
- Go through extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to 50 Coupons. If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
- Restart Chrome.
- Optionally, you can enter chrome://settings in URL bar, press Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the list and press Reset browser settings.
If you found an extension that can’t be removed from the browser, it has either to be removed from Control Panel or with antimalware programs (like Spyhunter, malwarebytes) or program uninstallers (like RevoUninstaller).
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