I wrote this article to help you remove Dragon Coupon Virus. This Dragon Coupon Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Dragon Coupon is a typical adware application. Thus, it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Such programs should not be kept on your computers as they might seriously threaten your system security. Besides, they will flood your monitor with numerous commercial advertisements which will be totally useless and in most cases, even dangerous for you.
The above-mentioned pop-up adverts will show up every time you try to browse the web. This will also slow down your computer’s performance and cause frequent system crashes. Another thing you should know is that if you leave Dragon Coupon on your PC, some unknown third parties will soon get an access to your personal and financial information. For that reason, you should remove the adware program from the system as soon as possible.
Do not trust the false promises of the bogus website Dragon Coupon.info. If it were a legitimate program with an actual page, you would have been able to download Dragon Coupon directly from it. Since, you can’t, you should know that this website is fake and unreliable.
Usually, Dragon Coupon gets installed on your PC hidden behind another freeware. That’s one of its preferred methods, but it’s definitely not the only one. The program can also infiltrate the system with the help of spam email attachments, corrupted links, corrupted websites, or by posing as a false system or software update.
Keep in mind that the freeware provides possibly the easiest access point, because most computer users don’t pay enough attention during its installation process. Instead of carefully reading the terms and conditions, they simply agree to all of them in a hurry. Because of this behavior, they let malicious and intrusive programs like Dragon Coupon enter their systems without even noticing them.
Dragon Coupon is presented as a tool that will help you watching certain video formats on your computer. Nevertheless, this is hardly its main purpose. In fact, the application is created to generate profit for the third parties hidden behind it. Due to the fact that the program is ad-supported, if it wants to continue its operations, it has to produce pay-per-click revenue. Every ad, you click on, is cash in the hands of the aforementioned parties.
Dragon Coupon has found a way to increase its chances of tricking you into clicking on its adverts, by spending some time monitoring your browsing habits. During that time, it gets a better perspective on your browsing habits, and decides which ads will be more interesting for you. The problem here is that apart from keeping an eye on your virtual activity, Dragon Coupon also records every move you make online, and shares the collected information with the unknown third parties. This could be very risky for your security, thus the only thing you should do in this case is to uninstall the adware application from your PC right away.
Fortunately, the Dragon Coupon removal is not a hard process. You can delete the application either manually, or automatically. In case you need any assistance with the removal process, you can follow the manual instructions provided bellow this article. Nevertheless, even if you have completed the manual removal, you still have to scan your PC with a legitimate antimalware tool to make sure that all the existing threats have been removed entirely. The security tool will locate and delete all the potentially unwanted programs and will safeguard your system against malware in the future.
Dragon Coupon Virus Removal
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Dragon Coupon Virus from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Dragon Coupon Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.