Security professionals named the QuickCouponFinder a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and a browser hijacker because it is developed to take over the browser and control user’s surfing preferences. The QuickCouponFinder can sneak into the machine unnoticed due to the fact that it is actively being promoted in free applications. It commonly aims at Google Chrome browser, but it is possible that it can affect other browsers too. We recommend you to get rid of QuickCouponFinder as soon as it hijacks your homepage or search engine.
Besides the fact that QuickCouponFinder browser hijacker replaces your start page, this annoying web page may set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of lots of ads, links to unwanted and ad web pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search providers. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Internet, is an unpleasant moment.
Often, the computer that has been affected by QuickCouponFinder, will be also affected by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which displays tons of various advertisements. It may be pop-ups, text links in the pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements which will offer to download and install malware and undesired software or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
Moreover, the QuickCouponFinder browser hijacker be able to gather a wide variety of your user data. This personal information, in the future, can be transferred to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your user info.
We strongly recommend you to complete the steps which follow below. We’ll show you how to get rid of hijacker infection and thus remove QuickCouponFinder search from your Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge forever.
How to remove QuickCouponFinder from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In the few simple steps below, we’ll try to cover the MS Edge, IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and provide general advice to remove QuickCouponFinder redirect. You may find some minor differences in your MS Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: remove all suspicious and unknown software, reset web browsers settings, fix internet browsers shortcuts, use free malware removal tools. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your machine.
To remove QuickCouponFinder, complete the steps below:
- How to manually get rid of QuickCouponFinder
- How to automatically remove QuickCouponFinder
- Use AdBlocker to stop QuickCouponFinder and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the QuickCouponFinder browser hijacker
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of QuickCouponFinder
Steps to delete QuickCouponFinder hijacker infection without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully remove this unwanted QuickCouponFinder redirect.
Delete suspicious software using Windows Control Panel
We advise that you start the system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ‘ad supported’ software and hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Remove the unwanted apps can delete the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove QuickCouponFinder from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings to get rid of QuickCouponFinder. If you are still experiencing issues with QuickCouponFinder, you need to reset Chrome browser to its default state. This step needs to be performed only if browser hijacker has not been removed by the previous steps.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete QuickCouponFinder from IE
In order to recover all web browser home page, search provider and new tab you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker that cause a redirect to QuickCouponFinder website, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page, newtab and search provider by default to default state.
Get rid of QuickCouponFinder start page from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox browser startpage has changed to QuickCouponFinder without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web-browser reset. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, launch the Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive QuickCouponFinder web-page. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
How to automatically remove QuickCouponFinder
After completing the manual removal instructions above all unwanted apps and browser’s add-ons which causes web browser redirects to the QuickCouponFinder webpage should be uninstalled. If the problem with QuickCouponFinder hijacker is still remained, then we suggest to check your system for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free hijacker removal applications below.
Use Zemana Anti-Malware to delete QuickCouponFinder homepage
Zemana is a tool that can remove ad-supported software, potentially unwanted apps, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your PC easily and for free. Zemana is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
- Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is done, press the “Scan” button . Zemana Free application will scan through the whole system for the hijacker which cause QuickCouponFinder site to appear. This task may take some time, so please be patient.
- After the scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Once you have selected what you wish to delete from your personal computer press “Next”. Once the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Get rid of QuickCouponFinder browser hijacker and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free portable application that scans your system for ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs and hijacker infections like QuickCouponFinder and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also help you get rid of any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro on your computer by clicking on the link below.
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Download and use Hitman Pro on your personal computer. Once started, press “Next” button for scanning your system for the QuickCouponFinder hijacker infection and other internet browser’s malicious plugins. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. .
After the system scan is finished, HitmanPro will open a list of detected threats.
Once you have selected what you wish to get rid of from your computer press Next button.
It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
How to remove QuickCouponFinder with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of the browser hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove hijackers, PUPs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your PC by clicking on the following link.
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After downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically run and you may see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware utility will begin scanning the whole machine to find out hijacker infection that causes web-browsers to display unwanted QuickCouponFinder web site. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the scanning is finished, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will begin to remove hijacker infection responsible for changing your web browser settings to QuickCouponFinder. Once finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove browser hijacker infections, ad-supported software and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to stop QuickCouponFinder and stay safe online
If you surf the Web, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and run an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocker that can filter out a huge number of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
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Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After the install is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web sites such as QuickCouponFinder, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the QuickCouponFinder browser hijacker
The hijacker that modifies web browser settings to replace your new tab page, default search engine and startpage with QuickCouponFinder web site, can be categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA) that usually comes on the PC with other free applications. In most cases, this unwanted program comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their personal computer has been hijacked with malicious software. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your machine from any unwanted apps: do not install any suspicious apps, read the user agreement and select only the Custom, Manual or Advanced install method, do not rush to click the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the application on the Internet. Be careful and attentive! If QuickCouponFinder search has already come into your system, then you need to scan your PC for browser hijacker and other malware. Use our detailed step-by-step instructions which are listed above.
To sum up
After completing the instructions above, your computer should be clean from hijacker that cause QuickCouponFinder page to appear and other malware. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer show intrusive QuickCouponFinder page on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help here.