GreatCoupon Malware Removal Guide

Posted by Britt Duncan - February 19, 2014

Find no way to stop pop-up ads from GreatCoupon? How could it hide itself from control panel and bypass the security tool? This post contains an effective manual removal guide to help you better combat this malware.

Know More about GreatCoupon Adware

GreatCoupon is considered as a unwanted adware due to its ad-driven mechanism. It can be added to target browsers as a add-on or extension. That is to say, if you have a sign of any pop-up ad by GreatCoupon malware, your browsers are under control of it surely. It is reported that all popular web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, can be affected by this computer threat.

Whenever users assess online, they will be affected by countless popups greatly. Especially,when victims visit online shopping websites, annoying ads will display, covering various coupons, offers, savings and deals. However, all these discounts are fraudulent indeed. Therefore, they are of no use when it comes to saving money. Apart from that, users will be bothered by some ads which are redirect points in disguise. Any click on those mentioned ads will be rerouted to other commercial websites. That is how GreatCoupon adware helps to generate financial profits for its makers.

Usually, GreatCoupon malware is delivered via free downloads, junk emails attachments as well as compromised links. Hence, if netters are recklessly browsing online, like visiting insecure websites or acquiring contaminated software, they will pick up this adware unwittingly. So, if you want to free yourself from GreatCoupon adware annoyance, you should remove it without any delay the moment you find this PUP on your browser. Read the manual removal guide below to see how to do it safely and effectively.

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Screenshot of GreatCoupon Adware:

GreatCoupon Adware Is Risky:
1. GreatCoupon gets into your system secretly and takes over all the installed browsers;
2. GreatCoupon modifies default browser settings without asking your permission;
3. GreatCoupon inserts various ads to promote its sponsored site;
4. GreatCoupon is promoted by malicious free downloads;
5. GreatCoupon may bring in other unwanted programs.

Instruction on Removing GreatCoupon Malware

According to our research, we found that GreatCoupon adware often gets installed together with other programs. And GreatCoupon adware has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing GreatCoupon virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting GreatCoupon malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove GreatCoupon adware and other unknown software

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable GreatCoupon or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling GreatCoupon and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go through the following steps if you want to completely get rid of GreatCoupon virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of GreatCoupon virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\GreatCoupon
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of GreatCoupon malware

%Temp%\[random]\
%Temp%\[random]\[random].exe
%AppData%\ GreatCoupon.exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that GreatCoupon virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal cannot guarantee a thorough removal of GreatCoupon virus.

GreatCoupon Adware Removal Video:

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