Are you seeing RightCoupon pop-ups in the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer every time you use the web browser to surf the World Wide Web? This means that your PC system is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it displays lots of annoying popup ads. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free programs, download and install them on the PC system without proper attention to the fact that the ‘ad supported’ software can penetrate into the machine along with them.
The malicious programs from the adware family that modifies the settings of browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see the unwanted RightCoupon ads.
The adware may insert tons of advertisements directly to the web-pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect lots of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your personal computer from RightCoupon pop-ups as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the steps below that will allow you to completely get rid of the annoying RightCoupon po-ups, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you prevent your machine from the attack of RightCoupon pop-up ads
Probably, the adware get installed onto your computer when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the install packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web sites. Even removing the program that contains ad-supported software, does not help you remove the RightCoupon advertisements. Therefore, you must follow the step-by-step guide below to get rid of all unwanted ads.
How to manually remove RightCoupon pop-up ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your computer of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete adware that causes annoying RightCoupon pop-ups. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete RightCoupon pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of RightCoupon advertisements from Firefox
- Remove RightCoupon ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown software.
Delete RightCoupon pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of RightCoupon advertisements from Firefox
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove RightCoupon ads from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby delete unwanted RightCoupon pop-up ads.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
Once the adware is started, it can also change the internet 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 unwanted advertisements.
To clear the web 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 which starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying RightCoupon pop-ups opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This shows a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of RightCoupon advertisements automatically
You can get rid of RightCoupon pop-up automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily delete adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the download is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the setup is done successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the malware and adware that cause the RightCoupon advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad-supported software which cause RightCoupon pop-ups. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other harmful software.
Stop RightCoupon pop-up ads and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once the download is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, unwanted RightCoupon pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with RightCoupon is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of RightCoupon pop-up, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that generates RightCoupon advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
After completing the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer open RightCoupon annoying pop-ups and redirect you to unknown web sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the checking is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted RightCoupon ads.