Online shopping is now probably more popular that offline shopping, but it poses a lot of security threats as well because cybercriminals often want to exploit unsuspecting computer users. Coupon Lasso is an application that could prove to be instrumental in a number of malicious plots. Although this adware program cannot do much harm on its own, you should remove Coupon Lasso from your computer as soon as possible, because you can never know what kind of corrupted content it might expose you to. What is more, you might need to look for more than just one potentially unwanted app.
The thing is that Coupon Lasso seldom travels alone. This adware application has an official website at couponlasso.com, but the direct download link does not work there. Thus, we can make an assumption that is ALWAYS travels bundled with freeware apps. Such conclusion is obvious considering the origins of Coupon Lasso. This application comes from the same family as Discount Dragon, Savings Season, Savings Wizard and many other highly unreliable applications.
The publishers of Coupon Lasso and similar apps are Smart Apps, although this company might be also known as Engaging Apps, Enchanted Apps, 215 Apps and so on. At first glance, all these applications might seem harmless. After all, they say that they can improve your overall web shopping experience, helping you to save money each time you buy things online. However, our thorough research has revealed that upon the installation Coupon Lasso changes your Windows hosts file by adding the following line: 188.8.131.52 nokhhccjnijegglfnkogonagadlambhn.
The IP address may differ in different cases, but the point remains that Coupon Lasso configures the system in a way it allows the application to connect to the internet behind your back. It is very likely that the program constantly updates itself and sends collected data to third parties in order to flood you with custom commercial advertisements. What is more, it is also known to install a potentially unwanted program BenchUpdater that jeopardizes your system’s security even further.
It is possible to uninstall Coupon Lasso manually via Control Panel, but we cannot be guaranteed that all the system changes will be reverted. Thus, after you remove Coupon Lasso manually, you should scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner. If there are any unwanted leftovers remaining on your system, they will be identified immediately. With a licensed computer security application, you will be able to fix your hosts file automatically, and your PC will be protected from similar threats.
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