You have been infected by “Ads by CouponJumbo” ? This article includes Ads by CouponJumbo removal instructions, designed specifically for all versions of Windows.
It is never a good idea to have a virus like Ads by CouponJumbo on your computer for a prolonged amount of time. Unfortunately in order to fully remove Ads by CouponJumbo from your computer you’ll need to locate every single file related to the virus and delete it. Our removal guide should point you to the right direction for that. However, learning about how Adwares work might be even more valuable in the long run. These things mostly use tricks to confuse users into installing them – recognizing these tricks is the best prevention mechanics against viruses there is.
Remember – never trust the Ads!
Looking at and closing those pop-up windows sure is annoying, but as long as you keep doing it then the danger is minimized. If you ever try to interact with the ads or worse – install anything then you might be in a world of trouble. These things are not real advertisements for real products – they are frauds who try to sell you all kinds of fakes. They might use the names of existing legitimate programs, but nothing is real. If you ever tried buying anything you’d either get nothing, a cracked worthless copy or worse case scenario another virus.
Be careful – some Ads may try to trick you by pretending to be system messages. If you are seeing anything similar to the items on the list below then this is likely the case.
- Your PC is suffering from a number of critical issues (possibly with the registry) that need to be resolved ASAP. You can download a free utility that will do that for you.
- An important pre-installed program (like Flash, Java) has become outdated and has become a security threat. You are offered to immediately download and installed the update.
- You see an empty pop-up or maybe even a whole page. An error informs you that you have to install a missing plug-in, codec or maybe a video player before the content of the page can be shown.
Unfortunately this is a tried, tested and very successful method to infect computers. Besides Ads by CouponJumbo you might find it on multiple sites around the internet with the same goal – spreading viruses. If you see anything like this then probably the whole site is infected and very dangerous. Leave immediately.
Program bundles – a hidden backdoor
Some program installers offer you the option to install a number of other programs beside the main thing – as free extras. This is not necessary a bad thing – if those programs are not Adware of course. Unfortunately, especially when we are talking about installers of free programs, Adware may be exactly the thing that is lurking inside. For this reason forget about default installations and always go advanced. If everything is OK then you just have to click NEXT a few more times, if it’s not then you can easily deny installation to all unwanted extras.
How to Remove Ads by CouponJumbo
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows 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 window of 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 Windows 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 CouponJumbo 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 CouponJumbo . 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 CouponJumbo 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, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by CouponJumbo 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.
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 CouponJumbo. 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.