Were you infected by an extension called “Ads by Coupon Jumbo“? This is a removal guide for the virus “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension.
Attention! Very important to read here!!!
“Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension has been classified as a malware from the adware class. You should do your best to remove it quickly from your system, which you probably know if you are reading this.
“Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension poses a danger to your computer and the security of your personal information. Most adware is regarded as “virus-lite”. Mainly this is due to the fact that the advertisements are not that dangerous if left alone and especially if you have the patience to not get annoyed by the constant pop-ups and general slowness that is bound to plague your PC. However, this type of virus is notorious for it will try to trick you in numerous ways so that you grant it access to your system and if this happens then you might find yourself in real trouble. But fear not, we are here to help you. Remain calm and act decisively, but remember you will be safe only after you remove “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension completely from the infected device.
How and why is “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension on my device?
You probably contracted it via a package installer, whether be it a freeware program you installed or something else like a codec pack for instance. While most programs bundled together with such freeware are mostly harmless sometimes you might get stuck with “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension or something similar if you are not careful. There is a way to prevent this from happening in the first place – always select advanced installation options and carefully choose what you wish to be installed on your PC.
Who creates Adware and how do the creators benefit from it?
The reason for adware creation is so the unsuspecting user, i.e. you, will be a part of a not so above the board website promotion. That’s right, you are being forcefully redirected to websites whose owners allegedly paid the malware creators so that they can promote said websites in a less than legal way. It doesn’t matter what the advertisement reads, the endgame here is you visiting a certain website. Why would they do such a thing you might ask. Well for starters it’s not that hard, adware is mostly similar with just the target website being the difference. Secondly for all we know this is cheaper than advertising in a proper way through Google Ads for example. There is a catch though and you should be alert and do your best to remove “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension from your system as quickly as you can. The adware creators know that you will want to get rid of the virus sooner or later, that’s why roughly one third of the redirects you will be experiencing will not be towards the target website but to other websites where you might get infected by additional adware or even worse threats.
Remove “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
“Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
“Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here. However, we should warn you – doing this can be extremely risky, so the best course is to seek assistance from us.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
STEP 6 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing “Ads by Coupon Jumbo” Extension. 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.