Coupon Titan IS worth being concerned about because it can have a more serious knock on effect than many people give it credit for but the one slight thing it does have in its favour is that it is pretty easy to tell if you have been infected by it. Adware's strongest point, luckily for us, is not subtlety, which means that it is quick and easy to identify ads by Coupon Titan – giving you a good heads up that you should take steps to remove it, and then protect your computer from being compromised again in the future.
How can I tell if I have this adware on my computer or other device?
Whether you are using a PC or laptop, if you have been infected by this adware then you will see numerous by Coupon Titan pop-up windows, banner adverts, and even pop-under windows (ones that hide behind the screen you currently have open). This in itself pretty much gives the game away, but there are a few other indicators that you are currently undergoing an infestation of adware.
- Have you noticed recently that your PC is running a lot more sluggishly than it was a couple of days ago? Perhaps programs are slow to open, web pages keep crashing, and when you do manage to spend any time online, your internet connection is frustratingly slow. This is a sure fire sign that you have something undesirable installed on your device. Adware can take its toll on your operating system thanks to its habit of installing a tracking component on your machine which monitors which websites you visit. Data about these visits is then recorded and sent back to the adware's programmer who will ensure that the adverts you see in the future are in alignment with your tastes and interests – thus increasing the chances of you clicking on them.
- Coupon Titan also negatively interact with any other programs you have installed on your computer, which not only makes them load slowly but can destabilize your system. And that can mean you are vulnerable to attack by something even more serious, as other types of malware will take advantage of the instability in your security.
- Suddenly found that you have a lot less space than you thought on your hard drive? That will be the adware. Thanks to its existence on your system, it can use up valuable memory space, leaving you struggling to find somewhere to store the documents, files, programs and photos that you DO want to keep.
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
"Ads by Coupon Titan" 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 Coupon Titan 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:
- Coupon Titan
- Active Discount
- 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 Coupon Titan related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Coupon Titan, AdCoupon, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, 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 Coupon Titan related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Coupon Titan, AdCoupon, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove Coupon Titan 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.