NCupons Ads Overview
- NCupons Ads is an application classified as adware (advertisement based malware) and as such its removal is an immediate priority for all users who have identified it in theirs systems.
- Its marketing aim is listed as “enhancing your browsing experience” but its unofficial functions are to fill your PC with others of its kind and to display intrusive ads.
- Security experts warn that older machines may be especially troubled by NCupons Ads, as it slows down the system, which could in rare cases lead to CPU failure.
- If you start receiving messages of windows updates or missing plugins – these are all trick employed by viruses. Do not update.
As practically everything else tech-related, there is a grand volume of information I can go on and on about, but the bulleted list above should clear the basics. You can now head out to the removal section, but if you want to learn how to make yourself less vulnerable to malware, and how they operate, read the other section(s), as they are designed specifically with that in mind.
How Harmful Is NCupons Ads
When you think about a virus, something like this isn’t what you immediately remember. It’s not advertisements and fake updates. Rather it’s something that can lead you personal data or damage your PC permanently. Well, NCupons Ads is basically a part of that, the first step in a set-up. It’s the secret passage that other viruses use to enter your system, which makes it potentially very harmful, but there’s catch. It doesn’t have the abilities to change your system, meaning it doesn’t have the rights needed to manually oversee another virus’s installation. So it basically has to trick you into doing what it wants, hence the fake updates and banners. If you click “yes”, “allow” or simply on the things an executable file will be triggered. And if that happens, for your PC, it’s like you’re playing russian roulette. There is a wide range of very damaging viruses out there, and there’s no telling what kind NCupons Ads is programmed to download. The worst ones are either ones who can encrypt (read: lock-up and make unusable) your personal files and ask for a payment to “release” them, or ones that lay low and start collecting account names and passwords, which can be disastrous if you are unaware. So the best thing you can do is actually remove NCupons Ads, and to not under any circumstances update anything. The virus is powerless as long as you are adamant on not allowing it anything at all.
How to Remove NCupons Ads
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You have now opened the Control Panel.
Find the virus (Express Find Ads) and its buddies, you have reason to believe another malware has infiltrated you. But open your eyes – malware sometimes choose different names to hide in plain sighto Highlight anything you find, then Uninstall.
NCupons Ads has infected ALL of the browsers you use. So you need to apply these steps separately for each one you have installed.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Locate NCupons Ads in the new window. Also, search for others of its kind. Disable them.
Check you Home Page, if it was changed, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type your original one, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
When you’ve reached Extensions, find NCupons Ads ——-> select .
Now click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, delete everything but the search engine you use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find NCupons Ads then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
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You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing NCupons Ads. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.