How to Remove CouponUnity Ads From Your PC? – Adware Removal Guide

Are you wondering how to permanently remove the pop-up Ads by CouponUnity from Google Chrome for Windows? Have you already tried resetting the internet settings a couple of times, but to no avail? Does the unwanted software keep coming back? Don’t worry. This post provides you a brief description of CouponUnity and shows how to get rid of it from the PC completely.

What is CouponUnity?

If you suddenly find numerous ads brought by CouponUnity keep pop up on some web pages you view, it seems that some potentially unwanted program has been installed on your machine. CouponUnity is a free application which claims to “offers you direct links to websites from your new preferred homepage and saves your new preferred home page and/or new tab page”. This tool claims that it can save your money and time online by providing you the best coupons.

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By installing it, you agree to the changes made by it on the PC. Once installed, this program may modify the Internet settings of the web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. It may alter the settings of your default homepage, default search engine, new tabs or error page functionality and search-related services, etc. It is able to inject coupons, deals and other types of advertisements into the web pages when you use the affected browsers. Usually, when you visit some websites, especially shopping sites, coupons brought by that application will be displayed as the screenshot below shown:

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Those pop-up ads won’t stop showing up unless you remove the unwanted program from your PC. CouponUnity is also considered as an adware program. It supports ads in several forms and delivers you ads related to your searches by using cookies.

Moreover, the software may collect and store URLS that you visit and your browser’s home page which could contain personally identifiable information. The personally identifiable information including your name, email or mailing address, or other information you include when contacting them may be collected and used or shared with third-party applications that use Search Data to function, or to offer you more customized information, advertising and services. To stop those annoying pop-up ads and protect your personal information, you’d better remove this adware from the computer as soon as possible.

Note: If you are encountering more other pop-up ads apart from CouponUnity, we suggest you use a malware removal tool to scan your computer and remove all the harmful programs quickly and completely. Those unwanted apps often arrive on your machine when you download and install free applications from the Internet. To uninstall them thoroughly and avoid them effectively, you are suggested to download and install a professional malware removal tool. Of course, be more careful when surfing the Internet in the future.

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How to get rid of CouponUnity from your PC step by step?

To stop those annoying pop-up ads, you need to uninstall the program which is responsible for them from the computer completely. The instructions below show you how to remove the unwanted program in detail.

Step1: Uninstall CouponUnity from your computer via Control Panel

Windows 10

Open the Start menu on the taskbar and then click on the Settings. Click on the System icon and then click on App & features. Find out the program that you want to leave and click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Windows Vista/ Windows 7/8

Open Control Panel from Start and then select View by: Category. You will then see Uninstall a program listed under the Programs heading. Click on Uninstall a program and many installed programs will be displayed in the screen. Look for CouponUnity or other programs that from the same company or with similar alias and click on Uninstall button to uninstall it from the PC.

Windows XP

Click on Start button, go to Control Panel, and then double click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for the adware program and click on Remove button to remove it.

Note: Sometimes the unwanted program may not show up in the list of Control Panel. How can you solve this problem? Take it easy. Read Program Is Not Listed in Add/Remove Programs After Installation and you will learn how to uninstall the program which doesn’t show up in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features by using the uninstall command displayed in the Registry.

Step2: Remove suspicious browser add-ons/extensions

Sometimes the unwanted program may install itself as a browser extension or add other add-ons/plug-ins to the browsers. It they can’t be removed from Control Panel, to get rid of the ads completely, you need to remove any dubious add-on from the browsers.

ie-icon Internet Explorer

Open IE browser, click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons. If you use Internet Explorer 11, click the Tools button (the one that looks like a wheel or a gear) on the top-right side of the browser window and then select Manage Add-ons.

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Go to the appropriate type of add-ons: Toolbars and Extensions and find the one you want to disable. Click or right click on the add-on that you want to delete, and then click Remove button to delete it from IE.

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Chrome-Icon Google Chrome

Click on the Chrome menu button (3 horizontal lines) at the top-right corner of the browser. Click on More Tools in the menu and the click on Extensions.

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A list of all your current Chrome extensions, or add-ons, will show up. Search for CouponUnity or other extensions that is related to the unwanted program and click on the trashcan icon to remove them.(Take Docs for example)

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Note: If the add-on that you want to remove doesn’t provide the remove option, you can learn about How to Manually Uninstall a Globally Installed Chrome Extension and clear the unwanted Chrome add-on by yourself.

firefox-icon Mozilla Firefox

Click Tools on the menu bar or the Firefox menu button on the top right corner and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager page will open.

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In the Add-ons Manager page, select the Extensions on the left. Find the add-on that may be installed by the unwanted program and click the Remove button. (Take PriceExpert for example)

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Opera-icon Opera

Open Opera, click on “Opera” at the top left corner and select Extensions and then select Extensions manager. Or you can press Ctrl + Shift + E to open the Opera extensions page quickly.

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In the Extensions page, find any extension associated with CouponUnity and remove it from the browser.

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safari-icon Safari

Open Safari browser, click the menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Preferences from the menu. Or can also use the key combination “Ctrl +,” to bring up the Preferences window quickly.

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In the window, select Extensions tab. If any unwanted extension is found there, select it and then click Uninstall button.

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Edge

If you use Edge browser, extensions aren’t available in Microsoft Edge at this time.

Note: Sometimes, the add-on can’t be removed because the Remove or Uninstall button next to it becomes grey or even disappears. In this case, how can you remove them? If you are a computer expert, it’s OK to delete the unwanted browser extension by modifying the registry entries. If you are not familiar with computer, we suggest you not delete the registry data by yourself manually. We recommend you to use a professional removal tool like Max Spyware Detector to help uninstall the malicious add-ons, plug-ins or other harmful programs quickly.

Step3: Reset your browser settings to remove CouponUnity

Resetting your browser to its default state can often fix problems. If your browser settings are modified by an unwanted program like CouponUnity but the steps above all fail to delete it from the browsers, you can try restoring the browser to defaults. This may troubleshoot the browser problems caused by the adware.

ie-icon Internet Explorer

In IE browser, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. If you use Internet Explorer 11, click the gear button on the top-right side and then select Internet Options.

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In the Internet Options window, click on the Advanced tab and click the Reset button at the bottom of the window.

 

Tick the checkbox of Delete personal settings and this will reset your home page and search providers, as well as delete temporary files, history entries, and cookies. Then click on Reset button.

 

Chrome-Icon Google Chrome

Open Chrome browser, type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings in the Chrome’s address bar and Reset browser settings window will open immediately.

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Click on Reset button and your Chrome browser settings will be restored to their original defaults.

Alternatively, you can click on the Chrome menu button (3 horizontal lines) at the top-right corner of the browser and then click on Settings from the menu.

Then type reset in the search box in the page and click on Reset browser settings button. Click on the Reset button to restore your Chrome settings to defaults. CouponUnity will be deleted from your Chrome browser.

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firefox-icon Mozilla Firefox

Click Help on the menu bar and select Troubleshooting Information. Or click the Firefox menu button and choose Open Help Menu at the bottom of the drop-down menu and then click on Troubleshooting Information.

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In the page, click the Refresh Firefox button.

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A window will pop up and warn you that what will be erased from Firefox. Click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm it.

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Opera-icon Opera

The Opera browser does not come with any built-in Reset feature. You can follow the steps below to manually reset it.

Open Opera browser and type opera://about in the address bar.

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In the About Opera page, locate to the Paths section. Write down the paths of the Profile and Cache and the close Opera.

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According to the paths you wrote down, find and delete these two folders: Profile and Cache. Open your Opera browser again and you will find all its settings are reset and CouponUnity is gone.

safari-icon Safari

Open Safari browser, click the menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Reset Safari… from the menu.

 

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Select the items you want to reset and then click on Reset button to reset your Safari browser.

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Edge

If you experience a similar problem on your Edge browser, follow the guide below to reset Edge:

Navigate and delete the following folder

C:Users%username%AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

If it won’t delete, then open it and delete all its components, then try again to delete the whole thing. That does break Edge for the user.

To get it running again from an admin PowerShell prompt;

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

You may run PowerShell as administrator by finding it in the Start list, then right-clicking and choosing the administrator option.

Step4: Clear CouponUnity by using SpyHunter anti-malware

What if the steps above all fail to remove the unwanted program from your computer? Take it easy. A powerful anti-malware program – SpyHunter can detect and remove CouponUnity from your machine easily. SpyHunter is a removal tool that can find and clear harmful files on your PC and protect your system from cyber infections. There is no problem for it to remove unwanted adware program from your computer. When you experience annoying ads caused by adware, follow the steps to use SpyHunter to fix the problem effectively.

  1. Download SpyHunter to your PC.
  1. Double click on the file and click on Run button to start the installation. Follow the prompts to install it on your PC. Click Exit button when SpyHunter is successfully installed on your PC.

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  1. Update the DB version and Product version of SpyHunter to the latest versions and then click on Scan Computer Now button to run SpyHunter to perform a scan of your system. This will take a few minutes.

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  1. When the scan has finished, click on Fix Threats button to delete all the threats found. You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to get rid of the adware completely.

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Still have trouble deleting CouponUnity ads? Try Malwarebytes.

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If you’re a computer expert, you can remove CouponUnity by deleting its files and registry entries manually. However, if you’re not sure about the manual removal, we suggest you not modify the Windows registry by yourself. If you really believe that you can deal with the registry key of the adware by following the instructions, please make sure you have made a backup of the registry before making changes on the Windows registry. Otherwise, your system may be damaged if you delete some valid registry key by mistake. When experience such unwanted programs, you can download and install an advanced removal tool to remove them completely.

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Attention:

The following video offers a complete guide for CouponUnity adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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