- FAQ about unicoupons:
Why anti-virus programs won’t remove unicoupons popup?
How do I get Unicoupons?
- Annoying unicoupons
- Note - potential dangers
- Other related posts
FAQ: Why reputable anti-virus programs will not help get rid of unicoupons popup ads?
Anti-virus programs don’t usually take add-on/plug-in/extension as virus. Browsers (e.g. IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) use add-on/plug-in/extension to modify the default settings so as to perform personalized activities. Advertisers and online operators know well the point and thus create lots of adware like unicoupons to release crazy ads without being removed easily and make money by:
- downloading and installing other programs automatically without consent.
- releasing ads from other platforms.
FAQ: How do I get Unicoupons?
Drive-by download is its major dissemination routine. Usually speaking, unicoupons would piggyback on some programs and web applications particularly. When the programs are installed, unicoupons will be.
According to the help posts by victims in Bleeping, unicoupons didn’t show up until “freecoupons” and the like had been spotted a lot. In other word, other things bring in unicoupons and unicoupons brings other things in. So the removal should be quick.
The help respond from forums can be slow, things can change every minute. The longer you wait, the more uncertainties can happen and the more steps should be executed.
Unicoupons Gets Bloody Annoying
When one sees unicoupons popping up often on a new tab, one needs to know that it is a signal telling all registry entries of unicoupons have been settled down and information stored on the target machine has been collected. It is quite normal since the popup applies BHO technique that delivers the most relevant search result and preferable content to the target user according to its browsing history.
But when such technique is taken capitalized by some ill-purposed items like unicoupons, annoying problem will be incurred:
- page loading speed is much slower than before;
- general PC speed is significantly slowed down;
- unknown search engine program hijacks default homepage;
- web search is changed to unwanted one;
- it takes longer to launch a program;
With the sluggish performance and the processes that are kept busy to deal with the crazily popping up ads, any advanced technology like BHO that controls how PC or commonly used programs work can be put in danger. BHO can access cookies; that is to say it remembers your log-in credentials, what you have done and where you have been.
Virus makers love attacking the computer with busy processes as loophole would be incurred to alleviate virus attack and penetration. Should there be any of such case, you are threatened by information theft. You’d better change password of both online account and bank account after removing unicoupons completely and the related items.
Remove Unicoupons Manually - Quick Solution
1. end unicoupons’ running processes according to the path name.
Access Task Manager > hit View tab > choose “Select Columns”> check “Image Path Name” and PID > access All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information >Software Environment > Running Tasks > end unicoupons' running processes according to the path name.
2. remove unicoupons' extension from browser settings.
Tools menu >“Manage add-ons” >‘Toolbars and Extensions’> check the creation day of extensions there > remove the ones created on or after when unicoupons was spotted >‘Search Providers’ > remove the ones created on or after unicoupons was spotted.
Tools menu >“Options” >‘Add-ons’ > check the creation day of extensions by clicking on “More info” > remove the ones created on or after unicoupons was spotted >‘plugins’ > remove the ones created on or after unicoupons was spotted.
Spanner icon > Tools > extensions > remove the ones created on or after unicoupons was spotted.
Menu > Extensions >“Manage Extensions” > remove the ones created on or after unicoupons was spotted.
3. enable popup blocker to stop unicoupons from popping up.
Tools window > Options > Privacy tab on the next window > check “Block pop-ups” > block unicoupons.
Tools > Web features button > select unicoupons.
Tool menu > Options > “Under the Hood” > “Content Settings” > “Pop-ups” > “Exceptions” > make sure that unicoupons is not there > OK button.
Opera’s menu > “settings” > “Preference” > General tab > “Pop-up” > “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > OK button.
4. end explorer.exe and call healthy explorer.exe.
Copy explorer.exe from healthy computer > paste the healthy explorer.exe into the affected computer under the catalogue detected > Task Manger > end explorer.exe > click on “File” > select “New Task” > hit browse button > select the healthy “exporer.exe” > hit Enter key.
5. show hidden files and folders to remove all items related to unicoupons.
‘Control Panel’ > 'user accounts and family safety' > 'Folder Options’ > View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders' and non-tick 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > ‘OK’.
Start screen > Windows Explorer > View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options > OK button.
a.when done, remove the given items:
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File
b. navigate to the following directories and remove the items generated on and after the date on and after unicoupons was firstly detected:
If you encounter failure after finish all the steps above to remove unicoupons, you’d better recheck your system to see if there is any leftover or additional virus that you don’t know it is. If all shows clean, you may have to go through the same process in Safe Mode. Provided that you have difficulty in understanding the above steps, you should go through the steps under the guidance of experts from Global PC Support Center; otherwise, damages overtime can be made without your knowledge.
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