How To Remove MyShopCoupon from Mac (Dec. 2019 Update)

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What a software like MyShopCoupon might cause is an increased ad production process, which may slow down your PC or make it hard for you to fully use your browsers – even the most popular ones such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer can get affected by such a unwanted application. The reason why such programs actually exist is another point of our article.

Today we are presenting you with an article about MyShopCoupon. If you are wondering what that means, we are going to discuss a form of Adware and explain to you why your browsers might have recently started nagging you with intrusive adverts, pop-ups, banners and page redirects. What else is included is a detailed Removal Guide to help you get rid of all these irritating ads.

Adware is:

This is the term we use to talk about all ad-producing programs, plug-ins and other forms of software that are used to create advertising materials. What such applications do is they promote various products and services online. However, the way Adware could do that might be annoying and might make you believe you have caught a virus. If you are worried, we have some great news – the majority of the Adware versions are not malicious so there is little chance for any serious consequences.

If MyShopCoupon is not a malicious program, why does it irritate you so much?

All the ads displayed on your screen might be really annoying and could play with your nerves. However, that is simply how advertising works. For instance, you are watching a great movie on the TV and suddenly it gets interrupted and some ads are played. The idea is that you have to be exposed to constantly seeing a certain product in order to get persuaded into buying it. If you see it, you are likely to buy it and the producers will make money of that. The online ads work in a similar way – the only real difference is that they can be even more annoying than the rest forms of advertisement.

The efficient removal instructions:

We have taken care of that as well – take a look below. There is a Removal Guide that you can freely use to get rid of these irritations.

How such advertising software may get to you:

Most probably you have never wanted to see any ads covering your browser tabs and windows. Or perhaps, you do not really remember installing anything suspicious that might result in such advertising annoyance.

Such situations occur because MyShopCoupon as well as most of the other forms of advertising software tend to trick users into “willingly” installing the annoying programs. For that purpose the designers of all advertising programs are likely to put them inside bundles. A software bundle is many various forms of software such as games and apps gathered and distributed together within a single installer. Usually such bundles are totally free and contain some really interesting new versions of software. And here comes the tricky part. You may not be clearly told that such a bundle also includes Adware and you might install it as a whole, thus ending up contaminated by a program like MyShopCoupon .

What you should never do is install any piece of software carelessly and always look what optional clauses there might be. In the following paragraph we will explain the right way to install any program or app you download from the Internet so that you don’t land some PUP (potentially unwanted program).

Installing software properly:

We are sure this is not the first time you have installed a piece of software on your PC. However, perhaps you don’t know that in order to have control over the installation process, you need to be cautious about the installer options that you choose.

So, when you see any software’s installation wizard popping up, you should carefully review all the options it offers. There will be some tempting ones such as the Easy, the Recommended or the Quick ones. Nonetheless, stay away from those as they will likely authorize the installation of the entire content of a bundle and all the features of a program, which might result into letting some Adware or Hijacker inside your computer.

That is why, instead of taking the quick installation options, go for the Manual, Custom or Advanced ways of installing a new program. That’s how you remain in control of the entire process and choose which features and programs you want to have installed on your system. And you can always leave the annoying Hijackers and Adware forms behind, which is, after all, the whole point of this article?


Name MyShopCoupon
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Some really annoying ad production. Possibly a system slow down as well.
Distribution Method Via plenty of sources such as bundles, spam and all sorts of web platforms spreading torrents and shareware.
Detection Tool

How To Remove MyShopCoupon from Mac


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 SpyHunter 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.

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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 MyShopCoupon  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 MyShopCoupon 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 use. After 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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