The MyCouponize is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) from the big potentially unwanted programs family. Once started, it can generate a large count of popup ads or change the browser’s settings to show ads on all sites that you are opening in the internet browser, even on those web-pages where before you did not see any ads. We recommend you to clean you machine from MyCouponize adware and thereby delete all unwanted ads. Perform the step-by-step instructions below as soon as possible. It will remove Ads by MyCouponize and protect your machine from more harmful programs and trojans.
Technically, the MyCouponize adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it opens lots of unwanted ads. It may download and install on to your machine other malicious and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit misleading or harmful pages. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software such MyCouponize can install a web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your browser setting such as newtab, startpage and search provider by default with an unwanted web-site.
Most often, the MyCouponize adware affects the most common web-browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web browser, it will reroute to an unwanted wb page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an undesired site will be the first thing you see when you launch the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge.
Therefore it is very important to follow the step by step instructions below as soon as possible. The step by step tutorial will help you to delete MyCouponize adware as well as clean your machine from any unwanted ads. What is more, the step by step guidance below will help you delete other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate into computer along with the adware.
How to remove MyCouponize adware
In the step-by-step tutorial below, we’ll try to cover the FF, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge and provide general advice to remove MyCouponize ad-supported software. You may find some minor differences in your Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: uninstall all suspicious and unknown applications, reset browsers settings, fix web browsers shortcuts, remove malicious scheduled tasks, run free malicious software removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to close this web-page. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual MyCouponize removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove MyCouponize ad-supported software that causes web browsers to show undesired pop-up advertisements. Even if the guidance does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such MyCouponize ad supported software which reroutes your web browser to undesired ad sites.
Delete PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking software and adware can be deleted by uninstalling the free programs they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in MS Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware like MyCouponize can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will open an annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all harmful tasks which have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a dialog box which titled as 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 displayed in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Ads by MyCouponize adware from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
After the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s home page, newtab page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Ads by MyCouponize from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is rerouted to intrusive MyCouponize ads, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the process of cleaning. When it is complete, the internet browser’s settings including new tab page, home page and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Get rid of MyCouponize ads from FF by resetting web browser settings
The FF reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, restore preferences and security settings, remove redirections to annoying MyCouponize ads and adware.
First, run the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically get rid of MyCouponize
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users may not completely remove MyCouponize that causes multiple annoying advertisements and pop ups. So, we suggest to check your computer for any remaining harmful components with free ‘ad supported’ software removal software below.
Scan and clean your browser of MyCouponize adware with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of MyCouponize adware automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijackers, PUPs, ad-supported software which redirects your web-browser to MyCouponize site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana AntiMalware by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the downloading process is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button . Zemana tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out MyCouponize adware that cause annoying popups to appear.
While the Zemana program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana will begin to get rid of MyCouponize that causes multiple annoying ads and pop ups.
How to automatically get rid of MyCouponize with Malwarebytes
You can remove MyCouponize automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily remove hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Please download MalwareBytes from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is complete, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will open and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the MyCouponize which reroutes your web browser to annoying ad web pages. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- When that process is finished, MalwareBytes will open a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected.
- In order to remove all threats, simply press the “Quarantine Selected” button. When that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Double-check for potentially unwanted applications with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your PC system for MyCouponize adware which cause intrusive pop-up ads to appear, PUPs and hijacker infections and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it will also help you remove any harmful browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
- After downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is opened, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole PC for the MyCouponize ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive ads and popups. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner program is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the scanning is complete, you will be displayed the list of all found items on your computer. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
If you surf the Net, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an adblocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocker that can filter out tons of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as shown below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 may be found on your desktop.
How to MyCouponize get installed onto PC
Many applications developed to open lots of undesired ads within your computer’s web browser. So, when you installing free software, carefully read the disclaimers, select the Custom or Advanced install mode to watch for third-party software that are being installed, because some of the software are PUPs such as this MyCouponize adware that causes lots of intrusive ads.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the MyCouponize adware which redirects your web browser to undesired ad sites. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and intrusive harmful web-pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of MyCouponize ad supported software from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.