How to Uninstall CouponXplorer Toolbar Virus & Fix Redirect

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 15, 2013

Is CouponXplorer Toolbar creating lots of popups on your computer? If your home page and search engine changed into other website? Find solution in this article!

Is CouponXplorer Toolbar a dangerous virus?

CouponXplorer Toolbar is a very annoying browser hijacker virus, although it pretends to be a useful browser plug-in which can provide you with news updates and the latest information. Once it is installed into your system, it will perform several unauthorized activities in secret. Firstly, it modifies the browser and DNS settings without your consent.

Therefore, your homepage, desktop and toolbar are all changed. You can’t recover the former start page and some really helpful plug-ins are disabled. Secondly, numerous pop-up advertisements will drive you crazy, because via altering the registry they can take over the whole screen and you are incapable of stopping them. Thirdly, couples of strange icons are added to your desktop, because CouponXplorer Toolbar installs other malware like dosearches.com virus or search.qone8.com virus on backstage, which makes your computer run extremely slow and perform poorly.

Also, CouponXplorer Toolbar has the ability to steal your private information and transmit the records to hackers. As a result, you must take immediate action to eliminate CouponXplorer Toolbar and its components completely.

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CouponXplorer Toolbar virus Screeshot :

Disadvantages and risks of CouponXplorer Toolbar Virus:

1. It affects most of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
2. It constantly creates annoying coupon popups
3. It redirects your browser to unknown websites and hijacks search results
4. It monitors your browsing activities in the background
5. It steals your private info for bad purposes
6. It may install other nasty adware software that do more harm to your privacy and computer
7. It slows down your browser, consuming a big part of system resources

Manually Get Rid of CouponXplorer Toolbar Virus

According to our research, we found that CouponXplorer Toolbar redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar 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 CouponXplorer Toolbar virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting CouponXplorer Toolbar malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove CouponXplorer Toolbar toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

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

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

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

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of CouponXplorer Toolbar virus


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCLSID

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of CouponXplorer Toolbar malware

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat

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

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