Coupondropdown.com

Coupondropdown.com Description


Coupondropdown.com Screenshot 1Coupondropdown.com is a website that claims to be able to help you find coupons with a little assistance from its CouponDropDown add-on. Although, to some extent, this is true, what Coupondropdown.com doesn’t mention is that its browser add-on does this by inserting its advertisements and related content onto unrelated web pages. Besides hindering your ability to view websites, this also may harm your web-browsing performance or constitute a security risk (due to repetitive exposure to suspicious websites). Although any contact with Coupondropdown.com isn’t necessarily guaranteed to result in attacks against your PC, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider removing Coupondropdown.com-related software to be a necessary security measure that should be undergone with suitable anti-malware products whenever it’s applicable.

Why You Don’t Want Coupondropdown.com Getting the Drop on Your Web Browser


There haven’t been overt indications of Coupondropdown.com being used to distribute extremely hazardous types of malware such as banking Trojans or rootkits.

Coupondropdown.com is most notorious for its add-on, CouponDropDown, which uses questionable means of gaining traffic. Besides other changes to your browser that are typical for browser hijackers and adware (such as changing your homepage to Coupondropdown.com), symptoms of CouponDropDown also can include:
  • CouponDropDown may insert advertisement banners into unrelated websites.
  • CouponDropDown may create additional advertisements in pop-up windows.
  • CouponDropDown may insert website links for ‘relevant’ text content – such as linking to coupons for potatoes in the word ‘vegetable.’

This HTML injection attack also has the potential to alter any web pages that you view in more malicious ways than the above, although, so far, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts haven’t seen signs of Coupondropdown.com taking advantage of its full potential for causing harm.

Sending Coupondropdown.com Right Back Up Where It Came From


If you’ve installed Coupondropdown.com’s add-on or had Coupondropdown.com installed without your permission, you should be aware that CouponDropDown doesn’t have any positive features that are worth putting up with its many negative attributes and, of course, can be considered a security risk.
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Because Coupondropdown.com’s add-on can include components for multiple browsers as well as non-browser-specific components, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts don’t recommend that you use normal means of removing add-ons to delete CouponDropDown.

Thankfully, Coupondropdown.com’s software hasn’t shown any indications of including advanced defenses or attacks against security-related software. SpywareRemove.com malware research team suggests the use of extensive anti-malware scans to remove all traces of Coupondropdown.com-related applications from your PC – along with unwanted settings changes like modifications to your homepage.

Coupondropdown.com Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Coupondropdown.com? To safely & quickly detect Coupondropdown.com we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



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
    1 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\
    2 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\Chrome\
    3 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\Chrome\CouponDropDown.crx
    4 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\CouponDropDown.dll
    5 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\CouponDropDown.exe
    6 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\CouponDropDown.ico
    7 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\CouponDropDown.ini
    8 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\CouponDropDownGui.exe
    9 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\CouponDropDownInstaller.log
    10 C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\Uninstall.exe

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..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\CouponDropDown\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\CrossriderHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cr_InstallerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0004352.BHOHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0004352.FBApiHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0004352.SandboxHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\NewWindows\Allow\*.crossrider.comHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CouponDropDown
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{55555555-5555-5555-5555-550055435552}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{66666666-6666-6666-6666-660066436652}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{77777777-7777-7777-7777-770077437752}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440044434452}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011431152}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011431152}

Additional Information

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1NEVER MISS ANOTHER COUPON OR SALE!
    CouponDropDown will change the way you shop online.
    Buy one Get one free home accessories
    Free standard shipping on all bath and beauty purchases.
    40 % OFF EXTRA, includes all items, even already on sale!
Posted: November 13, 2012 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10

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