What is Coupon Search

If you spotted that your browser interface and search engine have been modified, then these are the symptoms of Coupon Search. Programs that alter browser settings are categorized as browser hijackers and usually infiltrate systems without the user’s consent. Once penetrated, the application adds its extension to a browser and requires access to making changes. Coupon Search provides both coupons and web search options. It modifies the browser’s search and homepage settings to searchforcoupons-serp.org and installs Coupon Search extension. Simply by typing the keyword into the searching box, people get multiple coupons that can save a lot of money on online shopping. In addition, the program has a pretty user-friendly design that allows extortionists to fall into the trust of people. Unfortunately, the activity of Coupon Search is fake and leads to various privacy issues because cybercriminals tend to record sensitive data (passwords, credentials, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and sell it to third-parties figures. Therefore, it is recommended to remove Coupon Search or any similar programs from your computer to prevent data-tracking and other suspicious actions.

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How Coupon Search infected your computer

Traditionally, potentially unwanted programs like browser hijackers use both methods of infiltration – bundling and fake software updaters. Bundling means injecting third-parties software alongside ostensibly legitimate set-ups. Usually, these are the repacks that are infected with adware or browser hijackers. Unfortunately, this does not stop users because they rush till the end of the setup missing additional sections like “Advanced” or “Custom”. Therefore, we ask you to be more attentive when downloading and installing software from public resources that are scattered around the web. Another trick that hooks inexperienced users is fake software updaters. This fake software is usually disguised as Adobe Flash Player that is promoted via dubious ads or links. Developers create highlighted headings that claim your software to be outdated and require the upgrade. When downloaded, users get potentially unwanted applications or other malware instead of promised updates. To get rid of Coupon Search and restore safe activity, please follow the guide below.

  1. Download Coupon Search Removal Tool
  2. Stop Coupon Search notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Coupon Search from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Coupon Search extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Coupon Search search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Coupon Search

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Coupon Search completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Coupon Search and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Coupon Search completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Coupon Search and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Coupon Search manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Coupon Search removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Coupon Search installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Coupon Search from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Coupon Search you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Coupon Search”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Coupon Search from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Coupon Search might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Coupon Search from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Coupon Search from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Coupon Search or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Coupon Search from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Coupon Search or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Coupon Search from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Coupon Search or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Coupon Search from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Coupon Search from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Coupon Search or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Coupon Search or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Coupon Search

In some cases, Coupon Search won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Coupon Search. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Coupon Search folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Coupon Search in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Coupon Search or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Coupon Search using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Coupon Search. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Coupon Search from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Coupon Search.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Coupon Search from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Coupon Search related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Coupon Search extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Coupon Search extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Coupon Search extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Coupon Search from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Coupon Search, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Coupon Search extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Coupon Search does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Coupon Search extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Coupon Search installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Coupon Search

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Coupon Search push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Coupon Search” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Coupon Search, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Coupon Search.