Remove CouponDropDown coupons (Uninstall Guide)

CouponDropDown is an adware program that will display their own ads on eBay, Amazon, 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 CouponDropDown.
[Image: CouponDropDown Coupon]
CouponDropDown is an add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome that is typically added when you install other free programs. When you install these free programs, they will also install CouponDropDown as well. Some of the programs that are known to bundle CouponDropDown include 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom.
Once installed, whenever you will try to use a search form on Ebay,Google,Facebook or any other websites, CouponDropDown will show in the right top part of your browser, a box containing related keyword suggestions,ads and sponsored links. Futhermore, this browser CouponDropDown will diplay different advertising boxes on Amazon, Wallmart and other websites with the message Ads not by this site.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this CouponDropDown browser hijacker. 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.

CouponDropDown – Virus Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall CouponDropDown from your computer

CouponDropDown has installed a program called CouponDropDown on your computer which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall CouponDropDown program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
  2. Search and uninstall CouponDropDown from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall CouponDropDown program]

Please keep in mind that on some computers or missing, carefully look for any program developed by 215 apps or Excellent apps, and uninstall it from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the CouponDropDown residual damage from your browser

Remove CouponDropDown 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), then  select Manage add-ons.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select <strongCouponDropDown and click Disable.
    [Image: CouponDropDown Internet Explorer addons]

Remove CouponDropDown 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 CouponDropDown extension from Mozilla Firefox.
    [Image: CouponDropDown Internet Explorer addons]

Remove CouponDropDown from Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar,select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
  2. In the Extensions tab,remove the CouponDropDown extension, by clicking on the Recycle Bin next to the plugin.
    [Image: CouponDropDown Chrome extension]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, the browser add-on might have a different name, if you can’t find CouponDropDown on your list,then carefully look for any other extension developed by 215 apps or Excellent apps, and remove it from your browser.


STEP 3: Remove CouponDropDown registry keys with Adwcleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD 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: Scan your computer for malware

Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link,then double click on it to install this program.
    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. 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.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab,select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for malware]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed,click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. 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:Malwarebytes removing malware]

Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link,then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scans after
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

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

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  • Joan

    What about a mac version? I dont have the extention on chrome and went through all files of my mac with no avail to finding rightcoupon…Advice?

  • Steve

    Thank you so much I have had coupondrop ect for over a year and made my computer life hell. I followed Step 3+ and did exactly as explained. It has now gone. You have saved me from buying a new computer, it was annoying me that much. Thank you so very Much Stelian Pilici … (Y)

  • Kaye

    THANK YOU Stelian I have it seems finally removed the evil coupondropdown!!! I ran all these malwares you posted and after HitmanPro I think it’s gone, what a relief! You are awesome thank you!

  • Rana

    I’ve not downloaded anything at all recently, no extensions or anything, and none of my extensions (I’m only running Tumblr Savior and Gmail checker) are developed by those providers. The coupondropdown thing sort of came out of nowhere, and I have no idea what caused it–my antivirus software just ran a full scan and didn’t catch anything.. CCD’s not installed as a program or anything else on my harddrive– I searched. Any ideas on how to fix this? (I’m using chrome, by the way)

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,

      Lets try to remove this nasty program:

      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner

      Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

      STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

      Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • Wintertagtraum

    I did all the steps but the damn ads are still there …any other ideas?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,

      Did you run AdwCleaner? If no, please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

      Next please run Junkware Removal Tool:

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exe

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications.

      Waiting for your reply! Stay safe!

      • Wintertagtraum

        right now it looks quite good. Thank you so much for your superfast reply and your helpful suggestions. Wish you a nice evening(or whatever time it is at your place right now :) )

        • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

          Stay safe! :D

  • cath

    thanks so much!

  • lesego

    im using google chrome i both went to control panel and google chrome menu>tools and still i cnt see the name coupondropdown…i only have three extensions avast,realplayer and torntv plaese help.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Lesego,
      Can you download and run the avast! Browser Cleanup tool.
      Go to the Google Chrome tab, and disable any unwanted or unknown extensions, then click on Reset to default settings button.
      Next uninstall TornTv, remove its plugin. Search and uninstall yontoo or any other program that you did not agree to install.

  • Dave

    I running Firefox 19.0 on Mac. I’m trying to remove the GrouponDropdown Adware but the instructions above for Firefox appears to apply to an older version. Since does not seem to be a way to remove this adware from the most current version of Firefox, should I switch to Safari or should I wait for the next version of Firefox that will hopefully remedy this issue?

    Thanks,

    DC

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Dave,
      Did you remove CouponDropDown extension from Firefox?Please remove any unknown or unwanted extensions from your browser.
      If you are still experiencing problems, reset Firefox to its default settings: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems , and everything should be ok.

      • Dave

        Thanks,

        I just updated to Firefox 19.0.2 and the problem went away. If I have any new problems, I will reset as you indicated.

        Dave

  • Karen

    And if all else fails as it did for me simply install AdBlock app extension for the Google Chrome does the trick in no time at all.

  • John

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • TheGuy

    Thank you!!!