First of all, a little about the name Potentially Unwanted Programs; this was dreamt up by the IT security company McAfee as a means of describing software that, whilst probably not designed to cause you explicit harm, is still something that is found to be undesirable and probably not wanted by an end user. PUPs are not all the picture of innocence however as, like their bigger, badder cousin malware, they will generally cause you problems once they've wormed their way onto your computer. Tperfectcoupon, for example, displays ads on every web page you visit. Ads are often misleading, intrusive and sometimes even offending. Imagine that your kids see such ads on websites created for kids. That's not good at all.
Tperfectcoupon usually appears as a web browser extension which the developers of this adware will argue why it is genuinely a program, and not malware. However, the chances of you needing a new web browser extension or add-on are slim and many people find this to be an intrusion of their online privacy.
This brings up the question of the program only being potentially unwanted: that's because, again the developer will say that their product has a use. After all, web browser extensions etc are undeniably useful. So why would you NOT want them installed on your computer? Well that's because programs like Tperfectcoupon have been designed with one person in mind, and no, that's not you. It's the software developer. You see, the web browser extensions present you with are nothing more than devices designed to redirect web traffic to the developer's, or someone they are working for, website or constantly display ads on your computer.
What this means is that you'll type a search query or a URL into the browser and instead of being sent to the website or page you were looking for, you'll be directed somewhere completely different – and more often than not, to a site that is at the less desirable end of the scale!
What is more, it can cause problems, resulting in unpleasant behavior on your PC. Not to mention that it displays annoying pop-up adverts and running adware component on your computer's operating system making its processing speeds slow right down.
I think that the majority of us typically see Tperfectcoupon and similar programs as just another type of slightly less dangerous malware.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Tperfectcoupon Ads Removal Guide:
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.
2. Remove Tperfectcoupon 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:
- 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 Tperfectcoupon related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Tperfectcoupon, deals4me, MediaPlayerV1, 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 Tperfectcoupon related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Tperfectcoupon, deals4me, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove Tperfectcoupon 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.