Friday, March 7, 2014

Uninstall ExtraCoupon Adware Virus Completely

More Information about ExtraCoupon
ExtraCoupon is an adware virus which displays lots of pop-up ads on your computer screen to destroy your browsing experience badly, especially when you visit some online shopping websites. The worst thing is that you can't close those pop-up ads once for all. If you click one of these ads, you will be led to certain commercial pages which are supported by ExtraCoupon. Thus, you may have put your computer under a more dangerous situation because those profitable websites can be very malicious sometimes.

In most cases, ExtraCoupon adware virus can come into your computer along with free programs which you can download from internet. If you are careless about the download resources or the installation, you may let ExtraCoupon sneak into your computer easily. Once installed, it has the ability to infect all the main browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome and so on. In order to provide itself a better environment to achieve its vicious goals, it modifies your browser settings compulsively and inserts stubborn add-ons. That's why you keep receive overwhelming pop-up ads.

As long as ExtraCoupon resides in your computer safely, it will try its best to get the information it needs. For advertising closer to what you have been searched, it tries to get your online traces, cookies, bookmarks and other related information. What's more, it will steal your personal information like credit card accounts and passwords and send to cyber criminals for their own benefits. Therefore, you are highly recommended to uninstall ExtraCoupon adware immediately since you have detected it.
ExtraCoupon Screenshot 
Harmful Properties of ExtraCoupon 
1. It modifies your browser settings without any approval.
2. It inserts malicious add-ons on your browsers.
3. It makes overwhelming ads pop out on your computer screen.
4. It intends to promote certain websites by alluring you to visit them.
5. It has the ability to get your important information secretly.
6. It can bypass the antivirus and hide deep in system.
ExtraCoupon Removal Instructions
Before the removal, please first back up your system! You should be extremely careful when deleting any file, because any mistake may lead to system crashes and other severe consequence.
METHOD 1. Manual Removal
Step One:
Reboot the computer and before Windows interface loads, hit F8 key repeatedly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key. System will load files and then get to the desktop in needed option.
Step Two:
Open Windows Task Manager and end virus processes. There are three ways to launch the Task Manager
① Press keys Ctrl+Alt+Del.
② Press keys Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
③ Press the Start button→click on the Run option→Type in taskmgr→press OK.
Step Three:
Click “Start” button and open the “Control Panel”, then double-click “Folder Options”. When the Folder Options window shows up, please click on the “View” tab, tick “Show hidden files and folders” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)” and then press OK. 
Step Four:
Open Start menu and click on the “Search programs and files” box. Then delete ExtraCoupon files: 
C:\Program Files\random
Step Five:
Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys, type in regedit and click “OK” to launch the Windows Registry. Then delete all ExtraCoupon registry entries and keys.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchterms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchterms}"
METHOD 2. Automatic Removal
To completely delete ExtraCoupon, you need to know that the manual removal above may not be able to remove virus  completely, because the creators of virus are always updating the virus version.Besides,any tiny mistake during the manual removal process may lead to severe consequences. Therefore,to ensure a complete and safe virus removal, it’s recommended that you get rid of virus with Automatic ExtraCoupon Removal Tool. 


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