What do I see Ads by GoldenCoupon?
If you see advertisements in your browsers labeled ‘Ads by GoldenCoupon’, ‘brought to you by GoldenCoupon’ and similar, it means that your computer has been infected with an ad-supported application. GoldenCoupon may be promoted as a useful program that can help you save money if you frequently shop online. But the program is classified as adware for a reason.
It fills your browsers with unreliable commercial data that may have nothing to do with your interests. As soon as you notice these changes in your browser windows, you should not hesitate to get rid of Ads by GoldenCoupon.
How does GoldenCoupon work?
GoldenCoupon is supposed to provide you with relevant commercial data like coupons, links, deals and so on. The program may seem useful for someone who often shops online and it would be, if not for the unreliable ads that it displays. The presented advertisements are not reviewed by the software and so you may see misleading or completely false data. Fake pop-ups may lead to malware infection and other virtual scams. The annoying adverts will not disappear until you terminate the unwanted application.
Another attribute of GoldenCoupon that you should be aware of is the fact that it can track your cookies. The adware collects data about which pages you visit, how long you stay on them, what searches you make, which browser you use, etc. This information is used for marketing purposes.
There is no question that you need to eliminate Ads by GoldenCoupon from your browsers. You should also make sure that similar programs do not enter your computer system again. That can be easily achieved, if you pay attention to what you install onto your PC. During freeware installation always choose Advanced or Custom installation option instead of the regular or recommended one. That way you will be able to deselect the components that you do not want to install.
How to remove Ads by GoldenCoupon?
Although GoldenCoupon is not a malicious application, it still lowers your cyber security level. Therefore, we recommend that you delete Ads by GoldenCoupon from your browsers. Once you do, you will be able to return to safe Internet surfing. Luckily, it is not at all difficult to terminate Ads by GoldenCoupon. All you need to do is access Control Panel and choose the uninstall option. Below you will find full instructions of how to do that in case you are not sure. Alternatively, you can download a malware removal tool that will do all the work for you. The software will detect all possible threats and uninstall Ads by GoldenCoupon along with them. It will also safeguard your computer system in the future.
Guide on GoldenCoupon Removal
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs → GoldenCoupon → Remove
Windows 7 and Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → GoldenCoupon → Uninstall
- Search (Win+Q) → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → GoldenCoupon → Uninstall.