CouponBuilder is a JustPlugIt-based browser add-on which is advertised at couponbuilder.info. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, and these browsers get affected only when the user download a software installer featuring CouponBuilder. The official website of the program does not contain the installer of the program, which means that the program is distributed via other websites. In order to avoid similar situations in the future, you should be extra careful when dealing with software setup files. Freeware and shareware websites are one of the sources of unreliable programs, and, if you want to avoid system glitches and privacy issues, you should avoid visiting such websites. Moreover, you should ignore pop-up advertisements because a single click on a deceptive advertisement may end up with the installation of a malicious program.
CouponBuilder is categorized as adware and is very similar to other advertising-supported browser add-ons, such as RightCoupon, RealDeal, and man many other programs based on the JustPlugIt platform. As the official website suggests, CouponBuilder offers printable and electronic coupons in order to help you shop at real shops and online shops. The program is aimed at displaying advertisements that match your interests and search terms; however, some suspect advertisements may be displayed, too. CouponBuilder does not own any of the advertisements. It only displays the content provided by third parties. CouponBuilder does not monitor and endorse third parties; as a result, you use the program at your own risk.
Another reason why you should remove CouponBuilder from the computer as soon as you can is the capability of the program to record certain anonymous information. The program records your preferences, i.e. your clicks, browsing history, time spent on various websites, and some other details. All this information should not help the developers of the program to reveal your identity, but you should be alert to the possibility that some personal information, such as your name or address, will be recorded. In order to prevent target advertisements and other issues caused by CouponBuilder, take action to remove this program from the PC.
The adware program has its uninstaller, but we recommend that you implement a malware and spyware removal tool. CouponBuilder is not a computer infection but rather a program that should be avoided. There are many other different malicious programs that get access to your operating system without your permission, which is why you should not hesitate to implement a reputable security program.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Having removed the unwanted program, it is worth scanning the computer to make sure that all the components of the program are deleted.