How to Remove Ads by CouponDropDown

Posted by John Larkin - August 14, 2015

Ads by CouponDropDown show up ceaselessly when you go online? Cannot stop these annoying pop-ups? Please read this post that shows how to get rid of Ads by CouponDropDown.

What is CouponDropDown?

CouponDropDown is a baleful adware that can get into your computer system without your permission. According to the “official” information, it aims to help computer users to improve online experience. However, when it comes into the computer system, it can also start interrupting your web browsing session with different types of pop-up ads which are likely to be filled with malicious links and other suspicious components. In most cases, they show up just to lead the computer users to unknown web sites. By doing so, CouponDropDown adware seeks to increase their page rank or sales. In addition, this adware can also be set to record computer users’ browsing history.

In most cases, the collected data are particularly important for marketing campaigns but there is no guarantee that they will not appear in the hands of cyber criminals. If now you are suffering from persistent ads and other hateful issues caused by CouponDropDown adware, you should act now to remove it from your computer instead of wasting time. It is not a virus but an adware and if you do not click anything it sends to you, your computer is safe provisionally, but its ads always pop up abruptly, so it is highly possible that you click on them accidentally. In order to avoid the situation, you should get rid of all malicious parts of CouponDropDown adware.

Why You Need to Remove CouponDropDown Pop-up Ads?

Once CouponDropDown is active on your computer, it will cause many annoying problems, such as,

1. It displays many pop-up ads or notifications labeled as “Powered by CouponDropDown”, “Brought by CouponDropDown” etc.

2. It installs unwanted add-ons and plug-ins to your web browsers.

3. It highlights some keywords on the web page you’re browsing.

4. It takes more time to load a web page and slows down your browsing.

5. It can spy on your online activities and collect useful personal information for unethical purposes.

Fix 1: Automatically Remove CouponDropDown Pop-up Ads

Automatic removal of CouponDropDown pop-up ads is recommended, as this professional Automatic Removal Tool can fully detect, identify and delete all bad files and components of CouponDropDown. This is extremely helpful for those who don’t want to take the risk and trouble to perform manual removal. Click and download this professional Automatic Removal Tool below.

Fix 2: Manually Remove CouponDropDown Pop-up Ads

If you’re comfortable with manually removing CouponDropDown pop-up ads, please perform the removal steps below in the exact order so as to get a successful removal.

1. Disconnect the network and click on Start button then go to Control Panel. Click Uninstall a program.

2. Click Installed On tab so as to sort the programs by installed date.

3. Check programs that were not installed by yourself on your computer, right click on it and then select Uninstall.

CouponDropDown could run on different browsers so as to generate pop-up ads to disturb users. You can remove CouponDropDown from your browser and clean off unwanted ads.

Remove CouponDropDown from Internet Explorer

1. Run Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Manage Add-ons.

2. Select CouponDropDown or other unfamiliar add-ons and then click Disable button.

Remove CouponDropDown from Google Chrome

1. Run Google Chrome, click on Chrome Menu icon, move your mouse to More Tools and then select Extensions

2. Find CouponDropDown and other malicious toolbars or extensions that cause pop-ups and then click the Trash button.

Remove CouponDropDown from Mozilla Firefox

1. Run your Mozilla Firefox, click on Tools and select Add-ons.

2. Find CouponDropDown and other malicious toolbars or extensions that cause pop-ups and then then click Remove button.

CouponDropDown is able to affect Windows system by modifying entries to Registry Editor which is basically the database for all operations on computers. To completely solve the problem, the following will show you to remove the malicious entries.

1. Hit Win key and R key on the keyboard at the same time.

2. Type into the command regedit on the Run window and click OK button.

3. Navigate to the following location in the Registry Editor and check the entries.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInstallerProductsrandom
HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunrandom.exe

If computers get infected with CouponDropDown, the network will be affected possibly. If you cannot visit websites normally, you can change your DNS servers settings.

1. Right click on the network system icon the taskbar notification area on the desktop. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.

2. Click in your active network connection. That may be Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection.

3. Select Properties.

4. Double click the Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IP).

5. Click Advanced

6. Click DNS tab. Click on the DNS servers addresses, click Remove button to remove them one by one. After that, click Add button to add the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers.

7. Type in 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 and then click Add to save the change.

8. Click OK.



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