You may not want the likes of CouponScanner on your computer. Even though, it is just a browser extension, this application is categorized as adware. Cybercriminals often use adware programs in their dirty schemes. What is more, CouponScanner will spam you with annoying commercial pop-ups, luring you into potentially corrupted websites. It would be in your best interest to remove CouponScanner from your computer because prolonged exposure to unreliable third-party content could eventually lead to malware infection. Do what is best for your computer and terminate all the unknown applications right now.
You most probably installed CouponScanner onto your computer accidentally. CouponScanner is not a virus, so it does not enter the system surreptitiously. It needs user’s permission to get installed on a PC. The problem is that users seldom realize they install an adware program on their systems because adware apps travel in packs. To put it simply, CouponScanner comes with a list of other programs and you most probably think that you install just one application – the installer often notifies users about additional features and applications, but users tend to skip those steps. As a result, CouponScanner is set up on the system, and it adds extensions to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers.
If you want to avoid installing CouponScanner on your computer, you should stay away from third-party file hosting websites and file sharing webpages. Based on our research, CouponScanner, usually, gets distributed by InstallRex installer (sometimes via Vittalia or Amonetize). You initiate the download when you click a fake download link on any of the associated third-party websites.
It is obvious that CouponScanner does not have any direct download link. The same applies to all the other adware applications from the same family, including SaveNShop, LuckyCoupon, RealDeal and others. All the adware applications from this group get distributed bundled with other freeware programs. Thus, it means that if you have CouponScanner on your computer, you most probably have more unwanted programs running in your system as well.
The main security concern associated with CouponScanner is its advertisements. The application cannot guarantee that the ad content is safe because it is simple not responsible for a third-party content. Thus, even if the ad claims that you will be able to purchase something at a lower price, you cannot be guaranteed that you will land on another online store once you click the advertisement. For all it’s worth; it could be an online marketing website.
In order to avoid any potential infections and personally non-identifiable data leaks, you should get rid of CouponScanner as soon as possible. Please follow the instructions below to terminate the application. Also, do not hesitate to invest in a powerful antispyware tool if need be.
Windows Vista & Windows 7