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Posted: February 5, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 8,992
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 555
First Seen: February 5, 2014
Last Seen: October 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

5starCoupon is adware that claims to make online shopping experience better for PC users. When installed on a computer system, 5starCoupon may cover a screen of a PC with random pop-up advertisements, banners and messages including various discount coupons, offers and deals, or the ones related to the computer user's Internet surfing habits. The pop-up ads and messages of 5starCoupon may occur if this adware finds out that the PC user is surfing online shopping websites; therefore, some computer users may think that the pop-up advertisements and banners are components of the website they visit. If the PC user clicks on any of the pop-up messages, banners or ads shown by 5starCoupon, he may get constantly rerouted to questionable websites that may be commercial and created to probably benefit from increased traffic and ad clicks.