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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Remove PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A Completely-Removal Guide

Overview of PUP.Optional.CouponScout.A

Type: Adware / Malwre

Alert level: High

Targeted Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc

Routes of Transmission:free downloads, spam email, corrupted webs, internet pop ups.

PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A is a potentially unwanted program that can sneak into a machine via the promotion of a third party. Having much in common with other PUP, such as PUP.Optional.DokoToolbar.A, PUP.Optional GetNowOptional.A, and PUP.Optional.Spigot.A which responsible for delivering ads on the internet, PUP.CouponScout.A pretends to provide users with quick search for coupons, deals, comparisons and so forth.

It seems that this program can make browsing easier and enhance your browsing experience via providing you with thousands of coupons available for numerous top merchants online. But in reality, PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A may lead you to malicious webs once you click on the icons and sponsored links above itself. It will try its best to tricks you into paying for some certain products, via which it can help its developers behind to make money from your participation.

On the other hand, promoted by free downloads, this unwanted program is likely to enter your system with the company of other computer threats, which will lead your machine to a high-risk state. To sum up, the longer you keep with PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A, the more damages you will meet. For the sake of your computer security, you are highly recommended to uninstall this malware timely.

PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A May Perform Evil Actions

* Displays annoying Pop-Ups
* Tricks you into paying for its products
* Slows Computer Performance
* Reroutes your search pages to unwanted ones
* Provides other threats with convenience to access your PC

Uninstall PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A Thoroughly

Manual removal tips:

1) Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking
Keep pressing F8 until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then use arrow key to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

2) Remove add-on and other unwanted program using control panel.

3) Use windows Task Manager to end vicious processes.
Press CTRL+ALT+DLE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to launch Task Manager.

4) Search for associated infectious files and remove.
%system%\driver\RANDOM CHARACTERS.sys

5) Go to the Register Editor, then find and delete all entries created by PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\{random} HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRn HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunRegedit

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Automatic removal tips:

1) Download removal tool SpyHunter


2) Install SpyHunter after downloading

3) Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

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4) Clean all detected items

Notification: Hope the manual tips could walk you through PUP.Optional. CouponScout.A removal process. Should you run into any puzzle, to avoid unwanted damage, you are sincerely suggested to start an automatic removal with SpyHunter from here.