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Coupon Simplified Chrome Extension

Posted: November 20, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 1,812
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 6,560
First Seen: January 18, 2017
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Coupon Simplified Chrome Extension is owned by Polarity Technologies, and just like the majority of this company's software products, it is also listed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by major names in the cybersecurity field. Keep in mind that PUPs are not unsafe applications so that their removal is not mandatory. However, they may often turn out to be not as useful as they claim to be, and their installation might be accompanied by unwanted changes to your Web browser's settings. In the case of the Coupon Simplified Chrome Extension, users are promised to receive coupon codes and promotions that can be used to save money while shopping online, but it is not impossible to tell how often these offers will turn out to be valid.

The only side effect that accompanies the Coupon Simplified Chrome Extension's installation is that the user's new tab page will be set to Search.hcouponsimplified.com – a search engine that delivers results via the Yahoo Search. Polarity Technologies have a product with a similar name – Easy Coupon Access, also marked as a PUP.

Since the usefulness of the Coupon Simplified Chrome Extension is questionable, we advise users who are not happy with this add-on to consider removing it as soon as possible. The lack of harmful traits means that the Coupon Simplified Chrome Extension can be uninstalled via Chrome's settings manually. However, if this fails, you also can use a suitable cyber security tool to take care of the problem.

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