CouponBuddy virus. How to remove CouponBuddy pop-ups

CouponBuddy virus is a potentially harmful adware infection which hijacks browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Internet explorer by modifying their default settings. Once this rubbish app has been installed, you will be seeing CouponBuddy pop-ups on your screen that display advertisement listings of coupon deals and other promotions. The malware also redirects your search results to unwanted but some specific websites of its own interest. Usually such websites are full of paid ads and affiliate links so they could generate money from online users.

CouponBuddy virus might have been downloaded by user from CouponBuddy.com but in most cases, it gets inside a PC without user knowledge and permission. It actually infiltrates through the freeware applications downloaded from untrusted source (such as Spam Email, adult webpages, torrents or cracked programs). Anyhow, once it has invaded into a system, it registers itself as CouponBuddy toolbar/extension to your browser. Then it changes settings, replaces default search provider and personalizes home page. From now on, youw ill keep getting annoying pop-ups from CouponBuddy and also searching on Google or another search engine will lead you to unexpected locations. Moreover, CouponBuddy malware collects your personal information even the financial details, it slows down the system and may bring further infection from Internet. Therefor its recommended to uninstall CouponBuddy toolbar virus and its pop-ups before they bring a havoc to your machine.

What are symptoms and possible risks of adware like CouponBuddy add-on virus:

  • It is a corrupt toolbar/application.
  • It can modify your browser and DNS settings without your permission
  • Displays irritating popups, unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks web browsers, displays wrong websites when searching on google, Yahoo, Bing
  • makes computer and especially web browser run slower
  • It can steal private user information such as credit card details, usernames, record user activity and transmit the stolen data to a Hacker/Spammer on remote server
  • It can bring additional viruses and malwares from remote server
  • Once installed, it wont go away from infected computer just by uninstall process
  • It installs useless add-ons, extensions and toolbar application to the browser. CouponBuddy toolbar can affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer

  • Computer infected with CouponBuddy virus?
    Need not to worry if your PC is infected. An efficient anti-malware program can fix your PC. If you want to remove it manually, please keep in your mind that manual removal is a complicated thing. Moreover this method dose not ensure 100% removal of malware. The best, easy and simple way to get rid of this virus is to install a proper anti-malware tool.

    Ordinary uninstall method to Block Pop-ups, Remove Plugin & add-ons:
    Here are instructions on how to manually uninstall an unwanted toolbar, add-on, plugin or popup malware from your browser. The ordinary process dose not get you rid of malware programs but it might be helpful in fixing a toolbar application which is annoying but not a virus.

    Step 1:
    Go to “Control Panel”
    Open ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or PROGRAMS AND FEATURES
    In the list of installed program, find the software you are trying to get rid of, Once found, click UNINSTALL. (Some malicious browser applications may appear as UNKNOWN in this list)

    Step 2:
    Internet Explorer
    Go to INTERNET OPTIONS (Internet Explorer)
    click CONNECTIONS tab
    Click LAN SETTINGS and make sure no proxy is being used. (All the 3 options should be unchecked as default)

    Now click on TOOLS and then click “MANAGE ADD-ONS”
    In this window, disable any suspicious TOOLBAR & EXTENSION and also disable any SEARCH PROVIDER you do not trust like CouponBuddy toolbar

    Now again click on TOOLS and click on POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. There you may add any website you wish to block popups from.

    Mozilla Firefox:
    Click on the TOOLS and then ADD-ONS. From this list, disable/uninstall any suspicious PLUGIN or EXTENSION.
    Now click on the drop down arrow just beside the SEARCH BOX which is placed top right corner of Firefox. Then select MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES. And then disable/remove any bad application like CouponBuddy toolbar if listed.

    Google Chrome:
    Click on the drop down arrow just beside the SEARCH BOX which is placed top right corner of Firefox. Then select MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES. And then disable/remove any bad application like CouponBuddy toolbar if listed.

    Spyware CouponBuddy ads malware. Manual removal instruction:
    Please make sure to create backup before getting started.
    Stop malicious processes:
    Open windows task manager, go to “Processes” tab and stop any CouponBuddy toolbar process which is running. It can be stopped by Right click on it and select “End process”.

    Remove CouponBuddy toolbar corrupt registry settings:
    Open Windows Registry editor by typing REGEDIT into RUN. Find and delete any keys and values related with this malware. (Please use the name of Malware to search for keys related to it)
    Below is a list of possibly infected registry keys:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions,
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0

    Delete CouponBuddy toolbar infected files & folders
    Go to My Computer, search for malware files. Delete all the files and folders found. (Please use the name of Malware to search for keys related to it).
    Possible locations:
    CouponBuddy.exe
    %UserProfile%\
    %UserProfile%\Application Data\

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