How to Remove CouponDropDown Adware and Uninstall CouponDropDown Extension(Removal Guide)

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How to Remove CouponDropDown Adware and Uninstall CouponDropDown Extension(Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-11-26 1:02


Many unwanted popup ads appear to your IE, Firefox and Chrome all of a sudden? Wonder why and how to get rid of that? Learn more here and view a detailed guide to remove the culprit-CouponDropDown adware and extension.

What is CouponDropDown?

Coupon DropDown is an unethical advertising platform (adware) that sponsors can use to display advertisements and coupons. If CouponDropDown is attached to your Internet browser as a browser helper object, many unwanted popup advertisements will come up while you are browsing online. There popup advertisements are sometimes blue tags stating you have a numerical amount of coupons. Also CouponDropDown displays advertisements from third parties and promotes link click-through in order to gain revenue via CPC. CouponDropDown advertisements will usually say click to continue by CouponDropDown.

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CouponDropDown publicly documents that they are an advertising product, stating “CouponDropDown is an ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browser the web.”

Also note, Coupon Drop Down uses in-text advertisements similar to Text Enhance and primarily bundles with FB Photo Zoom and other third party add-ons and extensions.

CouponDropDown can be voluntarily installed with third party applications such as freeware and shareware but has been reported to affect internet browsers without permission, therefore classifying CouponDropDown as a browser hijacker. CouponDropDown may also bundle with third party extensions.

If CouponDropDown and the CouponDropDown add-on/extension are affecting your internet browser without consent you are likely infected by third party malware, viruses, and or Trojans.

Use the steps below to detect and remove malware infecting your system and remove unwanted CouponDropDown advertisements via the CouponDropDown and third party add-on or extension.


How to Remove CouponDropDown (removal Guide)

    1. Anti-Malware Software - If necessary, scan, detect, and remove malware.
    2. System Restore - (Optional Troubleshooting)
    3. Uninstall CouponDropDown Through Windows Uninstaller - If installed, uninstall CouponDropDown.
    4. Remove CouponDropDown - Remove CouponDropDown add-on/extension.
    5. Clear Cache And Cookies – Delete browser data and tracking cookies.


1. Anti-Malware Software (Remove/Troubleshoot Malware)

First off, you need to ensure the computer is clean from any related Trojans, malware and other possible infections with a scan of Anti-malware program-Anvi Smart Defender is such a trust-worthy tool. After download, install it to your computer, run a full scan to detect and remove all possible infections there.

Anvi Smart Defender download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asdsetup.exe

Please note, browser settings that changed by CouponDropDown are still needed to be repaired manually. Or you can just use a browser repair tool here to get it done in IE. And, to manually fix the issue and completely heal the computer, you need patience to follow all way up below. Good luck.


2. System Restore (Remove/Troubleshoot Malware)

Perform a system restoreto an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates. This can be very helpful if you suspect a severe infection. This can also be used to remove the CouponDropDown program from your system. Note, Microsoft creates restore points when once a new program has been introduced to a system.

• Learn more and view complete System Restore instructions

3. Uninstall CouponDropDown

CouponDropDown.com may install the CouponDropDown add-on or extension to your preferred internet browser. If present, remove the CouponDropDown program before attempting to remove the CouponDropDown extension.

When removing CouponDropDown keep in mind the CouponDropDown link spam can also be removed by disabling a third party add-on or extension, not just CouponDropDown. If you do not locate a CouponDropDown add-on, look for and remove anything suspicious.

    1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
    2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs

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    3. Find CouponDropDown or anything similar in the list of installed programs, select it (highlight) and click the Uninstall button or double click it to properly uninstall CouponDropDown.

4. Remove CouponDropDown Add-on/Extension

CouponDropDown.com attaches a browser helper object onto infected internet browsers called the CouponDropDown. Also note there may be a third party BHO attached as well with a similar title.

Again, when removing CouponDropDown keep in mind the CouponDropDown link spam can also be removed by disabling a third party add-on or extension, not just CouponDropDown. If you do not locate a CouponDropDown add-on, look for and remove anything suspicious.
If you succeeded in uninstalling CouponDropDown through Window’s Uninstaller (above) you may not find CouponDropDown add-on/extension on Internet Explorer.

Use the steps below to remove CouponDropDown and third party add-ons, extensions, and Toolbars from each internet browser installed on your system.

Commenters below have noted that FB Photo Zoom (FBPhotoZoom), 1ClickDownloader(OneClickDownload), and Yontoo are often the culprits or CouponDD adverts. If any of these titles are found in your browser attachments remove them immediately.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon (customize and control icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
      2. Delete CouponDropDown by clicking the trash can icon next to it.

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)
      2. On the Extensions and Plugin tabs find CouponDropDown and remove it.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
      2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tabs find CouponDropDown and remove it.

5. Clear Cache And Cookies

If you visited coupondropdown.com, or clicked links from CouponDropDown adware advertisements it is recommended to delete your browser data. CouponDropDown.com and related websites load cookie files onto computer system without direct permission. This allows them to collect, store, and track information such as browser activity and system information. You can remove your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings options. see details to delete cookies and cache in IE, Firefox and Chrome.
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