Remove Coupon Companion ads (Uninstall Guide)

Coupon Companion is an adware program that will display their own ads on eBay,Best Buy,Facebook and other websites that you are visiting.These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked will display an advertisement that states it is brought to you by Coupon Companion.
Coupon Companion got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer the Coupon Companion adware.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Coupon Companion. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

Coupon Companion Ads – Adware Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall Coupon Companion from your computer

Coupon Companion has installed a program called Coupon Companion Toolbar on your computer which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall Coupon Companion program from your computer,click the Start button, click on Control Panel,the select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP users)
  2. Search and uninstall Coupon Companion from your computer.
    [Image: Coupon Companion Uninstaller]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, this program might be renamed, if you can’t find Coupon Companion on your list,then carefully look for any suspicious program and uninstall it from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the Coupon Companion residual damage from your browser

Remove Coupon Companion from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then  select Manage add-ons
    Internet Options in IE
  2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Coupon Companion and click Disable.
    [Image: Coupon Companion Internet Explorer Add-on]

Remove Coupon Companion from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
  2. Select the Extensions tab, then remove Coupon Companion from Firefox.
    [Image: Coupon Companion Firefox Add-on]

Remove Coupon Companion from Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar,select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
  2. In the Extensions tab,remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Coupon Companion extension.
    [Image: Coupon Companion Google Chrome Extension]

STEP 3: Remove Coupon Companion registry keys with Adwcleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLAOD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility,close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete,then confirm each time with Ok.
    Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT,double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall,then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Remove Coupon Companion files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. Start the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware installation process by double clicking on mbam-setupfile.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Installer]
  3. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    [Image: Finishing Malwarebytes installation]
  4. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
    [Image: Decline Malwarebytes trial]
  5. On the Scanner tab,select Perform full scan and then click on the Scanbutton to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Starting a full system sca]
  6. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Coupon Companion malicious files as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes scanning for malicious files]
  7. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
    [Image: Malwarebytes scan results]
  8. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Infections found by Malwarebytes]

STEP 5: Double check your system for any left over infections with HitmanPro

  1. You can download the latest version of HitmanPro from the below link.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double click on the previously downloaded file to start the HitmanPro installation.
    [Image: HitmanPro Icon]
  3. Click on Next to install HitmanPro on your system.
    [Image: Starting HitmanPro]
  4. The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select a option then click on Next to start a system scan.
    [Image: HitmanPro installation screen]
  5. HitmanPro will start scanning your system for malicious files as seen in the image below.
    [Image: HitmanPron scanning after Coupon Companion]
  6. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the malicious files that the program has found.Click on Nextto remove this malicious files.
    [Image: HitmanPro scan results]
  7. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
    [Image: Activate HitmanPro license]

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Coupon Companion from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Alex

    Great help and very good explanation for every case. Thnx mate!

  • anon

    Mine was caused by “Scroll To Top Button” extension in chrome, there is an option to turn off marketing: Product Search = off, Disable advertising = on, it was the product search that caused the coupon pop up.

  • lujo

    Just used these instructions, worked excellently.

  • Froggy

    Thank you so much! Clear and versatile instructions and effective results! Thank you!

  • Clay

    What if you have coupon companion ads on chrome but coupon companion isn’t in your programs list? When I go to chrome extensions, all the plugins have the option of “delete” except coupon companion.
    Thanks!

  • Anna

    Thank you so much for this…the adware was driving me bonkers!

  • Keith

    Great article man. Very informative!

  • Sigbab

    I also got this junk from downloading a free point of sale software system off of CNET. >:(

    What makes me most angry is Avast didn’t complain about it.

  • Alan

    Thank you for a thorough explanation on how to get this horribly offensive adware off my computer and out of my browsers. A really excellent step by step instructional guide.

  • Adam

    Thanks !!! Very helpful !!!

  • phrane

    Thank you for writing this!

    I don’t download free/trial software as a rule but got this malware after I downloaded an application from CNET! Foolish me thinking CNET was a trustworthy source …

    Well anyway, if not for your help would be going mad from this sneaky plugin! What a bugger to get rid of!

  • jasxs

    Thank you!

  • Arlin

    Much appreciated. Thanks.

  • Greg

    Thanks for the info, Stelian. I thought these things were part of websites until I started seeing them today on MY website while on my work PC.

  • Brian

    Do I have to follow all these steps, cause it seems Step 1 got rid of it, and I can’t find the extension on my browsers (Step 2)? Also, will Spybot work?

    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Brian,
      If your problem was solved,you can stop.However running a Malwarebytes and Adwcleaner scan, will not cause any problems and might find additional files.
      Your choice here! Stay safe!

  • Mike

    Thank you!Step 3 did most of the job!

  • denny

    great job thank you

  • kim trinh

    Thank you very much^^

  • James

    thanks a lot !