Thursday, September 24, 2015

How to Remove “takETheCCoupoon” from Your PC?

What is “takETheCCoupoon”?

“takETheCCoupoon”, also known as TakeTheCoupon, is an adware that may enter your computer after you download and install software from unreliable resources or visit baleful websites. Once installed, it will change your file type from game files to Google Chrome stuff into “takETheCCoupoon”. And then it will cause a lot of problems such as chrome crashing and game music deleting. There will be a lot of “takETheCCoupoon” created. They all have large file size over 400,000 bytes. So once infected, you may also find your computer runs slower and slower. Here is a list of the TakeTheCoupon files.

As an adware, “takETheCCoupoon” may display a bunch of banner ads, pop-up ads, in-text ads, video ads, or sound ads to your computer. Those ads are often hard to close and even remove. It will soon come back when you reload or turn to another website. It is never pleasant to use the infected PC. Besides, it may also record your browsing history and steal your personal information. You should remove it in time to keep your PC safe.

How to Remove “takETheCCoupoon”?

You should find out all the “takETheCCoupoon” from your computer and remove them. Here is a guide that will teach you how to do.

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Method 1: Watch Relevant Removal Video for Help

(If you cannot get rid of “takETheCCoupoon” by the removal video, you can download useful anti-malware software to remove it.)

Method 2: Manually Erase “takETheCCoupoon” from IE/FF/Chrome

Step 1: End suspicious process in Windows Task Manager.

Right click the blank Windows Taskbar and select Start Task Manager to open. If your IE is infected and stuck in “takETheCCoupoon”, you should end the main iexplorer.exe. FF and Chrome are respectively corresponding to firefox.exe and chrome.exe.

Step 2: Remove “takETheCCoupoon” from control panel.

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove unwanted program.
Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove wanted program.
Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted program.

Step 3: Remove browser hijacker from your browser and restore changes.

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Manage add-ons.

2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select suspicious toolbar and right click on the item and the click Disable.

3. On Search Providers, remove unwanted search provider from the list and enable the one you want.

4. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page. Overwrite/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.

5. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Internet Option > advanced > reset

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click on the button at the top right corner to open Menu > Add-ons > Extensions

2. Find suspicious related add-ons and delete them.

3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T keys and select Options. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page. Overwrite/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.

4. Open Firefox, press Alt + H, and select Troubleshooting Information > reset

Google Chrome.

1. Click on the Customize icon(wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Find suspicious related add-ons and delete them

3. Move to Search and click Manage search engines…Click X on the URL of the search tool you want to remove. Click Done.

4. Select settings > advanced settings > reset

Step 4: Erase ”takETheCCoupoon” from local disk.

Show hidden folder: start menu >> type 'folder options' and hit enter >> 'View' >> show hidden folder

Delete suspicious files from the folders below.

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\C:\Program Files\<random>

Step 5: Delete corrupted registry entries.

Press Win & R on your keyboard. Type 'regedit' and hit enter.

Click Edit > Find...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet\EnableActiveProbing: 1 to 0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = " HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "DefaultScope" = "{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}"

Method 3: Automatically Get Rid of ”takETheCCoupoon” with SpyHunter

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After finishing all these steps, you may have already get rid of this nasty adware/PUP. Good luck to you.

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