Some adware is pretty easy to ignore and it won't have too much, if any, impact on your user experience or productivity. Yet there are some forms of adware like Coupon Jumbo that are a lot more intrusive and will quite possibly drive you nuts while you're trying to use your computer or phone. If you've been infected by the annoying type of adware – especially if it was on your work PC – then you'll know exactly what we are talking about when we call it irritating. In fact it doesn't matter if you use the internet primarily for watching sport, playing games, or shopping for shoes; having adware shoved down our throats shouldn't be something we have to deal with regardless of what we are doing.
CouponJumbo is created, as you have probably guessed, to try and sell products to us. Just like any form of advertising. But that's not all, for not only does it benefit the company who owns the product or service that is being marketed to us, but it benefits the adware's creator too. That's because adware is also often used to generate income by a programmer who has developed some free software or an app. They then use the adware as a way to recoup the costs incurred during the development and marketing of the freebie. Coupon Jumbo adware can also be used as a means of driving traffic to a website to make the site look more popular than it actually is and help it attain a higher placing in search engine rankings.
But back to the annoyance factor that we mentioned earlier. The reason that this type of adware is such a nightmare is because it often manifests itself in the shape of pop up windows labeled "Ads by Coupon Jumbo" – and these can be a real pain in the you-know-where to deal with! No matter how many times you click on the red 'x' in the corner of the box to close it they will simply reappear.
Coupon Jumbo adverts of this nature are rarely for something that you would be interested in purchasing either – that is, unless you are in the market for some flakey diet pills or pornography, or want to lose a bunch of money playing online poker!
Even worse, because these pop-up windows can appear at any time, who knows what you'll be doing when one decides to show up and embarrass you. Watching cartoons on YouTube with the kids? Looking at a romantic getaway with your partner? Presenting to a room full of co-workers? The last thing you need is an advert (that won't go away!) for an X rated website pop up in the middle of your screen.
Adware is a real pain, so protect yourself by installing a decent anti-malware program today. If it's already too late and your computer is infected with this adware and its relentless "Ads by CouponJumbo" advertisements, please follow the steps on the removal guide below. 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
"Ads by CouponJumbo" 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 CouponJumbo 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:
- 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 CouponJumbo related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove CouponJumbo, 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 CouponJumbo related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove CouponJumbo, AdCoupon, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove CouponJumbo 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.