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, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
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 Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall 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
- 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 Tools → Extensions.
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 Tools → Add-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 Tools → Manage 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.