Global PC Support Center has recently received complaints about Bee Coupons installing itself without permission and popping up to turn words on a page into links causing pop up ads and extra adds on web pages. Other complaints about this ad have make people concerned:
- bee coupons refuses to be uninstalled and claims to be installed by enterprise policy.
- bee coupons comes back after re-installing the affected browser.
- bee coupons returns after deleting some of its registry entries.
- bee coupons pop-up issue cannot be resolved by anti-virus programs.
Bee Coupons AnalysisActually, bee coupon is not that horrible as many people think. It is no more than an adware adopting BHO and JS techniques with an aim at promoting business. It is not a virus at all, that’s why anti-virus programs are not able to remove it. Yet its unsolicited installation and reimage do arouse panic and concerns, Let’s have a glance at the causes and reasons.
How Bee Coupons Gets on A Machine?
As a sales promotional tool, bee coupon needs to cooperate with other products so as to push itself quick into the market. Being a starter, no big brand would post product on its site, but freeware/shareware will since those kind of programs need to get money from high usage rate so as to keep operating. In other word, bee coupons helps those programs to reach more PC users and those programs allow its bundle in return. And drive-by download is the common way for bee coupons to get onto your computer. Therefore, it is recommended to apply customized installation method over recommended installation method.
Why Bee Coupons Keeps Coming Back?
The reason can be figured out easily which is incomplete removal. Though bee coupons is not a virus, its BHO technique and JS technique would download its executable file (including extension), .dll file (the one to keep it working) and .dat file (the one containing its information). It is clear now that bee coupons is not just about browser issue, but also system issue. Removing bee coupons from browser settings are way too far from complete removal.
Bee Coupons’ behaviors seem to be normal now. However, it should be removed as soon as possible not only because of the irritating scenario it arouses, but also because of potential dangers. Random injections of additional items into system configuration can lead to vulnerability which is easily to be exploited by destructive infections. Once being taken advantage, BHO and JS techniques will be utilized to commit misdeeds:
- BHO technique was created to help programmers to customize surfing experience; thus it allows direct download and installation; once being exploited, virus components will be downloaded without being interfered.
- JS technique has been applied to help remember log-in credentials to save trouble and direct people to the most-visited sites faster; once being taken advantage by infections, it will help the evil to collect log-in credential to endanger your information security.
Manual Removal Guide for Mac Users and Computer Users - Remove Bee Coupons
1.enable popup blocker to block bee coupons from popping up
Mozilla Firefox: spread Tools option > select Web features > block bee coupons.
Internet Explorer: spread Tools> select Options > go to Privacy tab > find pop-up Blocker > check “Block pop-ups” option > remove bee coupons.
Google Chrome: spread tool menu > choose Options > click on “Under the Hood” > press “Content Settings” > choose “Pop-ups” > access “Exceptions” to ensure that bee coupons is not included > press OK button.
Opera: spread Opera’s menu > go to “settings” > select “Preference” > go to General tab > “Pop-up” > choose “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > hit OK button to remove bee coupons.
Safari: click Apple icon > select "Safari" > choose "Preference" > go to "Security" tab > check the "Block pop-up windows".
2.remove bee coupon’s extension from browser settings.
Internet Explorer: click Tools > click Manage add-ons > go to ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ > remove bee coupon’s extension.
Mozilla Firefox: click Tools > click Options > click ‘Add-ons’ > remove bee coupon’s extension > select ‘plugins’ panel > find bee coupon’s extension > select ‘Never Activate’.
Google Chrome: click on the spanner icon > select "Tools" > go to ‘Extensions’ > find bee coupon’s extension > hit the dustbin icon.
Opera: click Opera menu > select Extensions > click Manage Extensions > find bee coupon’s extension > click “Uninstall” button.
Safari: unfold ‘Safari’ menu > select ‘Preferences’ > access ‘extensions’ tab > find bee coupon’s extension > press Uninstall button > back to ‘Safari’ menu > select Help > select Installed Plug > open Ins & list > remove bee coupons.
3. show hidden files and folders to remove the items generated by bee coupons.
Files need to be removed:
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\Bee Coupons
C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\[the browser that has bee coupons]\Profiles\[random numbers and letters]
Windows 8: open Windows Explorer > browse to View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ > tick ‘Hidden items’> press “OK” button.
Windows 7/XP/Vista: access ‘Control Panel” > enter user accounts and family safety > select ‘Folder Options’ > hit View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders’ > non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > press “OK” button.
Mac OS X: click Finder > access Utilities > select terminal > paste “defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES” > press return button > hold ‘alt’ key > right click on the Finder icon > click on Relaunch button.
4.remove values generated by bee coupons from Database.
For Internet Explorer users:
1. navigate to Explorer Bars, Extensions respectively under the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
For Google Chrome users:
1. navigate to Clients, ClientState and ClientStateMedium respectively under the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google2. navigate to ClientState under the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update3. navigate to Common under the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
For Mozilla Firefox users:
1. navigate to Extensions under the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Mozilla\ Firefox2. navigate to the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\MozillaPlugins3. navigate to the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
For Opera users:
Browse to the below entry to remove bee coupons’ indication and any other related items.
Complete removal is required:
Most PC users do not care about complete removal and feel peace when bee coupons is not seen to popup at the moment. As a matter of fact, incomplete removal will cause tangled problems in the long run. Dll file and .dat file are the main causes since they have something to do with drivers, software update, and their file information hold a chance to conflict with other programs you are installing in the future. As a consequence, error message would popup a lot to consume your CPU on one hand and ruin experience on the other.
Bee coupons can be prevented:
As we know from the preceding paragraphs that bee coupons uses drive-by download usually to get onto a machine. Actually, people should be noted that there are possibilities for bee coupons to worm into a system through vulnerable web configuration. Therefore, PC users should learn to tighten up security configuration for precaution.
The above steps are exclusively applicable to bee coupons removal; which is to say failure can happen if additional browser malware/ infections have wormed into the target system to cause additional and complex issues. If such misfortune happens, one should execute extra solution accordingly and appropriately so that no system failure issue would be remained to keep imposing adverse impact on computer health and information security. If you don’t know how to deal with complex computer issues, it is advisable to get professional help from senior technician.