Coupon Champion is an adware application that is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is one of the many coupon applications that have been developed to collect data from a number of shopping websites in order to provide you with price comparisons and optimal price offers. It may seem useful to avid online shoppers, but we strongly recommend removing Coupon Champion from your computer, because this adware application could lead to serious computer security risks. For manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this article.
The application is promoted as a useful tool, and the main information provided at coupon-champion.com (the main official website) reads:
“With Coupon Champion as your secret weapon for online savings, you’ll wonder why anyone would pay full price. <…> With Coupon Champion, you won’t have to jump through hoops to find promo codes for you online purchases. If there’s a coupon available at any of the thousands of participating ecommerce sites, you’ll see an alert right on the page.”
It sure does sound nice, but in order to provide you with these pop-ups and coupons, Coupon Champion needs to collect data on what websites you frequent, what you search for online and what you shop for the most. This information is not personally identifiable, but it could be used to expose you to affiliated websites, increase their traffic or help adware creators generate financial profit by redirecting you through various pay-per-click servers.
The thing that is rather disturbing about Coupon Champion is that the application cannot be downloaded at the official website. According to our research, the software usually arrives bundled with freeware installers via malavida.co. Coupon Champion does not get installed onto your computer silently, which means that users allow this application to enter their systems. However, if you have no idea why you are seeing a lot of pop-ups when you browse the web, it might be the case that you overlooked several freeware installation steps.
Even if you think that you could just ignore the pop-ups, you should not just let Coupon Champion be. Adware programs are related to a variety of computer security issues, and they could be exploited by malevolent third parties to distribute and promote their content. The possibility of getting infected with malware trough Coupon Champion is not very big, but unreliable third party content may expose you to various online marketing schemes and other potential threats that should not be ignored.
Remove Coupon Champion from your computer right now and then do not forget to restart your system. You may need to remove other potentially unwanted applications so get yourself a licensed antispyware tool and scan your PC right now. Do all it takes to avoid various cyber scams.
Windows Vista & Windows 7