CoupExtensionz is an adware application that promises to make your shopping smoother. It is going to supposedly provide you with coupons that will let you buy things you need with a discount. The coupons, as well as other offers, are provided in your web browser via pop-ups. If you click on them, you might get redirected to disreputable websites that can infect your computer with malware. For safety’s sake, it is advisable to remove CoupExtensionz from your computer.
CoupExtensioz works by inserting itself among your browser extensions once installed. While on your computer, it tracks your browsing activity. It sees the websites you visit, links you click on, and uses this information to recognize the type of product that would spike your interest. CoupExtensionz assumes that once you see a deal on a product you actually want to buy, you will be curious to know more. After clicking the advert, you will get redirected to a third-party website, which sells the item you want. The problem is that you can never be sure about the legitimacy of said website. It’s possible to catch malware on these sites, so you should avoid clicking on the links. To get rid of the temptation, it’s advisable to remove CoupExtensionz from your computer.
Like most adware made using the JustPlugIt engine, CoupExtensionz is distributed by the InstallRex installer. It bundles a freeware program with many additional applications, CoupExtensionz included. It has been reported that sometimes, aside from the usual adware variety, you can get an actual malware application if not careful. Generally, you should be very attentive while installing anything. Always choose Advanced installation, and make sure to uncheck any boxes that offer to install stuff you don’t want. One dodgy application could lead to others of its kind. Soon, your computer could be overrun with stuff you don’t want. It’s so much easier to remove CoupExtensionz in the beginning, avoiding this problem as a result.
You can remove CoupExtensionz from your computer with an automated malware removal program or by hand. It’s always beneficial to have a removal tool if you want your computer to run smoothly. If you had CoupExtensionz for a while, however, getting a tool that can scan your system is a must. If you prefer to manually remove CoupExtensionz alone, instructions are below.
Windows 7 and Vista