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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Remove Right Coupon pop up ads (Uninstall Guide)

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Right Coupon is a potentially unwanted program that may display pop up ads on your computer and redirect you to dubious websites saying that you've won something. It's detected as adware and PUP by multiple anti-virus engines. Pop up ads by Right Coupon are labeled as "Hot Deals!" or "Hottest Deals!". Users are usually annoyed by the constant pop up ads, so it's not surprising at all that they want to uninstall the program that is generating them as soon as possible. And here comes the tricky part because it won't be necessarily listed on your computer. It has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. In other words, it may be a part of another program you recently installed. Regardless of the fact that it may potentially be wanted, the fact is that it probably isn't and most of potentially unwanted programs are not much use either. That aside, no matter how much we think we know about protecting ourselves from online fraud and data theft, the fact is that even if PUPs or adware are on the less aggressive end of the scale to, say Trojan Horses, none of us can really be certain what the publishers of any dubious program intend it to do. And just by the very nature of the way PUPs install themselves on your machine (i.e. without your knowledge) means there's a very good chance that the Right Coupon isn't quite as benign as a simple free toolbar or a web browser extension. To remove this PUP/adware from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

I hear this all the time, I do not know how, but it has somehow been installed on my computer. If you're like me you'll remember when you knew nothing about technology and the people you asked for help with IT issues would tell you that in order to download a piece of software, or indeed any file or program, was to click install and then continue to hit the 'OK' or 'Next' button until your installation was complete. Yes, those were the good old days of not bothering to read the boring End User License Agreements (EULAs) and skipping your way merrily though a download as quickly as possible. I'm sorry to say that whether that was your own 'technique' of dealing with downloads or someone taught you, it was wrong! The people who create malware, Potentially Unwanted Programs and viruses noticed. And they're take advantage of our carelessness.

And that's perhaps why you're reading this post – because you've found yourself with Right Coupon installed on your computer. Well, I'm here with you – I think End User License Agreements are deadly boring too. But so then is dealing with unwanted browser redirects and dodgy pop-up adverts.

I really meant it when I said knowledge is power in the title. The more you know about your EULA, the more you know about what exactly you're installing on your computer. The point is that the people who create Potentially Unwanted Programs know that they're... well... potentially unwanted. Therefore they need to find a way of sneaking their program onto your PC. Their rather romantic aim is then for you to fall deeply in love with their program (because how can you NOT fall in love with a program offering you discounts?!) and carry on using it rather than immediately uninstalling it.

The majority of PUPs are bundled in with software that you do want. You know you want Program X but you just don't realize that you're getting Potentially Unwanted Program Y thrown in with it too. Because the creators of PUPs take offence to being labeled as malware many of them do make reference to their presence in the EULA. And that's why it's so important to read it and uncheck any boxes for those pesky add-on programs! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

Right Coupon pop up ads removal instructions:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

Also, please feel free to call us (toll free) and we'll be happy to help you on the phone.

2. Remove Right Coupon related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Right Coupon
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Right Coupon related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Right Coupon, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.

Remove Right Coupon related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Right Coupon, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Right Coupon related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.