Adware.MyCoups Description

MyCoups is a browser add-on that promotes itself as being an enabler of coupons and other forms of online shopping bargains. However, aside from the questionable nature of MyCoups’s actual ‘bargains,’ malware researchers also have found traits in MyCoups that may make MyCoups classifiable as adware, including a tendency to be installed automatically and a distinct failure to remove itself through normal uninstallation techniques. Like the Coupon Alert Toolbar, Coupon Buddy, Coupon Pigeon, Coupon Companion, Giant Savings and similar PC threats, MyCoups generally should not be kept on your computer unless you don’t have any doubts whatsoever about wanting its content. Given MyCoups’s predilection to resist being uninstalled, you also should be prepared to use PC security tools to terminate and delete MyCoups thoroughly.

MyCoups: When Your Browser’s Sense of Capitalism Goes Too Far

With online shopping purchases only increasing by huge rates even in the midst of a pair of sluggish economies for both Europe and the United States, MyCoups is being used as one of the most obvious ways for cyber entrepreneurs to skim profit off of such activities: by claiming to provide useful features for redirecting would-be customers to the best prices. While MyCoups’s complete efficacy at this task is somewhat subjective, MyCoups also includes a few unrelated facets of its software that are unnecessary for your e-shopping experience.

These traits include:
  • Monitoring which websites you visit to determine which advertisements to display.
  • Inserting advertisements for its shopping coupons into unrelated sites, instead of presenting them as part of a separate interface.
  • Often being installed by non-consensual methods, such as part of a bundle with another application
  • Refusing to delete itself when the normal methods (Control Panel, uninstall shortcuts, etc.) are used to try to remove MyCoups from your browser.

Together, these aspects of MyCoups are sufficient to label MyCoups as adware.

Recouping Your Time from a MyCoups Infection

Exposure to MyCoups’s shopping advertisements may not be a probable way to receive further attacks on your computer, but MyCoups may cause some browser issues as an indirect consequence of its resource expenditures and inability to be deactivated.

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In the likely case that you’ve acquired a MyCoups infection and want MyCoups removed, you should be warned that MyCoups does have a history of remaining installed even after all of the usual software uninstallation means have been used to try to delete MyCoups.

Given its relative intractability, you should remove MyCoups with appropriate anti-malware programs, especially any software that has a good track record against adware, malicious browser plugins and similar PC threats. In the meantime, while malware experts don’t consider MyCoups an especially dangerous piece of malware, they do suggest that you be careful around coupons and other web links that are promoted by MyCoups – since they are unlikely to have your well-being foremost in mind.

Adware.MyCoups Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\ 206
    2 %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ 219

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}myCoupsHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ApprovedExtensionsMigration\{2C4BA31C-0C15-11E2-90C7-9BFCBEB168B3}Software\myCoupsSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2C4BA31C-0C15-11E2-90C7-9BFCBEB168B3}
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {2C4BA31C-0C15-11E2-90C7-9BFCBEB168B3}
Posted: June 6, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 34,649
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