Are you seeing Best Coupons pop-up ads in the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge every time you use the browser to surf the Internet? This means that your machine is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it displays lots of unwanted advertisements. Currently, this ad supported software are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free applications, download and install them on the PC without proper attention to the fact that the ad supported software can penetrate into the system along with them.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the machine for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the browser, you will see an unwanted Best Coupons page.
What is more, the adware may show advertisements depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to delete ad-supported software and clean your personal computer from Best Coupons pop-up ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely delete any Best Coupons unwanted ads, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did you get infected with Best Coupons pop-ups
Most often, the free software installer includes the optional potentially unwanted programs such as this ‘ad supported’ software. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way is to choose the Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the optional software which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the freeware is installed, if you uninstall this software, the adware will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the steps below.
How to manually remove Best Coupons pop-up ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will assist you manually get rid of Best Coupons ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Best Coupons redirect
- Remove Best Coupons advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of Best Coupons pop-up ads from Chrome
- Remove Best Coupons pop-ups from IE
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Remove the unwanted applications may get rid of the unwanted ads or browser redirect to unknown or annoying sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Best Coupons redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Best Coupons advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Best Coupons pop-up ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been changed by ‘ad supported’ software.
- Now run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Best Coupons pop-ups from IE
To delete the Best Coupons advertisements you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt like below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will display Best Coupons annoying ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of Best Coupons pop-up ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove Best Coupons advertisements from the infected machine. This is because the ad-supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your computer and it will start to open annoying Best Coupons pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once downloading is done, close all software on your system. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware which displays unwanted Best Coupons ads. Once the ‘ad supported’ software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
Once the scanning is done, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software that cause Best Coupons advertisements. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes program to delete ad supported software and other malware.
How to stop Best Coupons pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, Best Coupons ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and remove Best Coupons pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, press Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” for checking your PC for the adware that opens annoying Best Coupons advertisements.
Once the scanning is complete, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the steps shown above, your computer should be free from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer open Best Coupons unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.