Coupon Search is a browser extension for Google Chrome that provides a “Quick and Easy way to search for Coupons.” What you should know is that to provide you with a coupon search tool, the application may replace your browser’s default search engine with services.searchforcoupons-svc.org. This website might redirect you to Yahoo search engine. Also, users should know that while they are using the plugin, it could gather information about their browsing habits. If you want to know what kind of data the application may collect and how it could be used as well as more about its working manner, we invite you to read our full report. For users who are searching for a way to remove Coupon Search, we can suggest our deletion instructions located at the end of this article.
At the moment of writing, the plugin can be found on Chrome Web Store and its official web page titled searchforcoupons-serp.org. Since Coupon Search falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs, we believe that it could be also spread through file-sharing websites, pop-up advertisements, and sources alike. Thus, if you do not want to end up installing similar applications ever again it is important that you be cautious with all unknown programs, especially if they are offered on pop-ups or file-sharing sites. Of course, you should not let your guard down on legitimate websites like the Chrome Web Store page too if you do not want any potentially unwanted programs on your device. To put it simple, we advise doing research first and leave the installation process for the later.
If Coupon Search is added on a browser, it might change your default search engine to give you access to its search engine that is supposed to search for coupons. However, our researchers say that it might redirect search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine. Modified means that the potentially unwanted program might be able to control what could be seen on the search results. For instance, it could inject it with coupons or ads. As said earlier, Coupon Search could also gather information about your browsing. To be more precise, the application may require a permission to view your browsing history, which may allow it to see what websites you visit, what you search for, what kind of ads you click, and so on. Some potentially unwanted programs use such information to determine what users’ like to show them targeted ads. Of course, this plugin might use your browsing history for different purposes.
To conclude, Coupon Search might change your browser preferences, redirect you to a modified Yahoo search engine, and view your browsing history. Naturally, if you do not like such behavior, you could get rid of this potentially unwanted program. To delete Coupon Search manually, you could follow our instructions located below. They show how to remove the plugin from Google Chrome, which is the only tool that the tool is currently compatible with. The other way to eliminate the unwanted extension is to scan your device with a reliable antimalware tool and then click its provided deletion button that should erase all detections at once.