What is Couponarific

Couponarific adware by CouponARific is malicious program that displays advertising in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. In many cases, it does not create extensions in browsers and hides itself, what embarrasses users and causes problems with uninstall. Program creates banners – “Ads by Couponarific” or “Brought by Couponarific” that contain irrelevant material and are very annoying. In this guide I will explain the whole process of Couponarific removal.

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How Couponarific infected your PC

Main source of Couponarific distribution is Download.com website. This is the biggest software download site with millions of downloads daily. It uses special ad-supported utility called “CNET Installer” to download and install hosted software on your PC. This tool offers and installs additional software on users computers, mostly adware or Windows optimization programs. Recently it started distributing Couponarific.

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To remove Couponarific completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Couponarific and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Couponarific manually for free

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

Remove Couponarific from Control Panel

To start removing Couponarific you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Couponarific from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Couponarific.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Couponarific from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Couponarific and click Uninstall.

Remove Couponarific 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 Couponarific, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Couponarific

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

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 Couponarific

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

Remove Couponarific add-on from your browsers

Although, Couponarific does not seem to create browser add-ons we recommend you to check and remove any suspicious extensions in all installed browsers.

Removing Couponarific from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Couponarific extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Couponarific extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Couponarific extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

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

Opera Browser:

Generally, Couponarific 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 Couponarific extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

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