CouponRockstar Adware - How to remove

CouponRockstar Adware or browser extension Offers by CouponRockstar is a malicious tool that pretends to be a useful and free method to save money while shopping online by purchasing goods with coupons and special offer vouchers provided by CouponRockstar.


We can confirm that CouponRockstar is no good and instead of actual value, it will only bring you additional advertisements and cybersecurity problems, which is why it is categorized as an adware. Adware is a type of computer virus that has no other interests but to display various advertisements. Usually, those ads are excessive and unwanted or even disturbing. In addition to that, adware applications like CouponRockstar tend to Come to computers secretly, without the permission of the user and are difficult to get rid of.

That is why a lot of users get really frustrated and struggles to effectively deal with this kind of malware. Even though it is not very lethal, CouponRockstar still needs to be removed in order to assure that your machine is running as it should and nothing is limiting your web browsing. Probably the worst thing you can do about such malware is to simply ignore it and continue using the computer as it is.

For this reason, we highly recommend to read this article to the end and learn how to eliminate CouponRockstar either manually or automatically to get control of your computer back.

How CouponRockstar Can Be Harmful

CouponRockstar Adware virusSince CouponRockstar is an adware, it mainly focuses on delivering various ads right to you while you are browsing the Internet. That’s right, all those coupons and discount offers come in a form of advertisements and are very annoying.

This infection is based on a browser add-on that is compatible with all most popular web browsers, including but not limited to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. So in order to successfully infect your computer and operate on it, it has to be added to your web browser.

CouponRockstar extension

Those advertisements provided by CouponRockstar are well crafted and often look like legitimate offers from well-known businesses. Unfortunately, it’s nothing more than just a smart technique employed to trick users into thinking that by clicking on one of those ads they will be rewarded with huge discounts.

In reality, the majority of those advertisements will land you on some fishy website that is affiliated with CouponRockstar. This way your system might be infected with other viruses or if you actually try to purchase something there, you might even be scammed. It’s also not recommended to buy things promoted by CouponRokcstar because your bank account credentials might be stolen.

There are other unwanted things that you are likely to experience if your computer is infected with CouponRockstar:

  • You might get redirected to other websites;
  • Your computer might work much slower;
  • Other malicious programs might be infiltrated into your system;
  • Your personal information might be leaked.

About that last point – it’s clear that CouponRockstar is Collecting information about you in order to “deliver content that is relevant”. However, since it is an adware, you can expect them to share that data with various third parties. That is a major security threat that can lead to much bigger problems.

How CouponRockstar managed to infect your computer?

This infection is mostly traveling as a bundle to other free software. Bundling is probably the most common distribution method for malware, thus you should be very careful about free software that you are installing on your computer.

Various adware infections like Zacinlo or QkSee are also distributed bundled with other free software. When you download and install some free application from the Internet, the installer of virus like this can be attached to it and the malicious application will be installed in the background, silently. You won’t be even notified about it, so infections like this come as a surprise.

A perfect remedy against this distribution method is anti-malware software with real-time protection feature. Take Plumbytes Anti-Malware as an example – just by having it installed and running in the background you will be able to protect your computer from various dangerous files even entering your computer. This way you could avoid everything that comes as a consequence of infection.

How To Eliminate CouponRockstar Effectively

Obviously, the most effective and easy way to get rid of this infection is to get yourself a professional anti-malware tool that would do the job for you. We suggest to use Spyhunter – these programs are proven to be good at fighting against adware and other types of malware. However, any other decent anti-malware tool should be able to solve this problem too.

We also provide step-by-step manual removal instructions for CouponRockstar – it can be found below, feel free to use it. However, removing the virus manually requires some specific knowledge, so it would be a better option to simply scan the computer with anti-malware software. In case you failed to remove CouponRockstar, you can ask us for help in the comments section below.

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How to remove CouponRockstar Adware using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like CouponRockstar Adware install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to CouponRockstar Adware . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make CouponRockstar Adware easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to CouponRockstar Adware and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to CouponRockstar Adware, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving CouponRockstar Adware from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to CouponRockstar Adware. Click on the trash bin icon next to CouponRockstar Adware or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to CouponRockstar Adware, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving CouponRockstar Adware from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything CouponRockstar Adware 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 then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to CouponRockstar Adware, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove CouponRockstar Adware from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to CouponRockstar Adware. Click on the "Remove" icon next to CouponRockstar Adware or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving CouponRockstar Adware from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the CouponRockstar Adware. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to CouponRockstar Adware, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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