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How to Uninstall MyCouponize Pop-up Ads from Mac (Dec. 2018 Update)

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“Ads by MyCouponize”, “Ads generated by MyCouponize”, “MyCouponize delivered ads” and other messages with similar titles are the main signs that your computer is infected with specific ad-generating software named MyCouponize. Whether you see these messages as a pop-up ad, banner, video or other online advertisements, you should be careful not to click on them. The main reason not to trust these ads is that they may eventually expose you to some aggressive web content you may not want to interact with, or to some hazardous web locations.

Of course, most of the advertised web pages, banners, and pop-ups for goods and services may be entirely legitimate, but studies show that this is not always the case. In some cases, users may accidentally click on a fake link or a misleading pop-up and may get infected with some tricky virus, a Trojan horse or Ransomware cryptovirus. In addition, you may find yourself struggling to close and remove the never ending flow of promotional messages, new tabs and banners from your Chrome, Firefox or Explorer browser and may experience frequent browsing interruptions. If you already know what we are talking about and you feel irritated with this program’s activities, we would recommend that you uninstall it. For your convenience, we have prepared recommendations for its removal in the manual removal instructions just below the article. You can use them freely at any time.


Is MyCouponize Pop-up Ads dangerous?

Due to the above-described invasive activities, the affected users often consider such programs to be viruses. However, this program is NOT dangerous malware similar to Trojans, Ransomware, and other harmful infections, but a potentially unwanted program from the harmless type. And to be more specific, it’s an adware-based program that generates ads to promote third-party content and collect ad revenue through Pay-Per-Click. Adware basically employs an aggressive marketing practice of generating numerous ads on the users’ screen solely of financial interest. In addition to allowing users to download it from the official website, MyCouponize Pop-up Ads may also hijack Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and other browsers without the consent of the users. Whether you think this is a reasonable or a little invasive way of making money through advertising, we simply cannot ignore the fact that such software does not cause a serious harm to your PC in any way.

However, we, as users, should always have a choice of how to surf the web, what ads to see or what programs to install on our computers. That’s why, if you feel that this adware is bothering you with annoying ads that make you visit strange web pages, buy products, or subscribe to services when you do not want to, then you have all the right to uninstall it. In addition, most of the legitimate vendors, advertisers or service providers typically choose more transparent advertising methods and do not need to use the redirect services of programs like this. What is more, we doubt that a self-respecting application would gather information about its users. Unfortunately, specialists have found that adware is involved in rather large-scale monitoring of the flow of users’ browsing information, and this could be another good reason to uninstall this program from your computer.

Where on the Internet can you get adware?

Most of our readers ask us what web pages they should not visit in order to avoid infecting their computers with this adware. Unfortunately, we have not prepared a list of specific domains to provide you with, because the places where you can get infected with MyCouponize Pop-up Ads are too many. Yet the trends of its dissemination are clear. It’s usually promoted on file sharing sites and peer-to-peer networks, although the application may also be downloaded from its official website. It is interesting to note that it does not have to be downloaded directly to the computer, but it may come along with other free software such as PDF converters, music or video players, or data compression software. To check if adware is among your downloaded software, always choose Advanced or Custom Settings when installing new software.

How to remove MyCouponize Pop-up Ads

To remove this adware and its copies from your computer, there are two basic strategies to choose from. As far as our opinion is concerned, we strongly recommend using the professional removal tool. By using an automated virus detection tool, you will not have to worry if you will find any one of the components of the virus or if you will not miss one of them until you remove them manually. But if you want to try and remove the adware manually, who are we to stop you! Below you will find detailed instructions that we advise you to follow if you want to clear your computer from this program without leaving any traces.


Name MyCouponize
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Excessive amount of ads, banners and pop-ups on your screen. 
Distribution Method Sharing sites and peer-to-peer networks, torrents, email attachments, spam messages, free download links, software bundles. 
Detection Tool

How to Uninstall MyCouponize Pop-up Ads


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading ComboCleaner to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press  (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.



To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading ComboCleaner
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Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to activity-monitor

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:


Now click on Sample at the bottom:


Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

First, Force Quit Safari again.

Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.


Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

Preferences in Safari

and then again on the Extensions tab,

extensions in safari

Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.

The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
Privacy in Safari

Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

General Tab in Safari

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
Default Home Page

Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

firefox-512 How to Remove MyCouponize Pop-up Ads From Firefox in OSX:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundHow to Remove MyCouponize Pop-up Ads From Chrome in OSX:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally useAfter that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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