Hey folks, there is a bunch of adware running rampant. My computer got infected and I thought you might want to check yours.
CoolSaleCoupon is advertised as a programs that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful service, the CoolSaleCoupon program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not.
The CoolSaleCoupon adware infection is designed specifically to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
When installed, the CoolSaleCoupon browser extension will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “CoolSaleCoupon”.
These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the CoolSaleCoupon publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.
When infected with CoolSaleCoupon the common symptoms include:
– Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
– Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
– Browser pop ups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
– Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.
How did got CoolSaleCoupon on my computer?
CoolSaleCoupon is an adware program that is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet.
Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed CoolSaleCoupon without your knowledge. CoolSaleCoupon is typically added when you install another free software that had bundled into their installation this adware program. Most commonly CoolSaleCoupon is bundled within the installers from CNet, Softonic or other similar custom third-party installers.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this CoolSaleCoupon adware. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.
CoolSaleCoupon will inject pop-up ads, advertising banners and in-text ads within your web browser
Adware detected in the CoolSaleCoupon program
Integrates into the web browser via the CoolSaleCoupon browser extension
Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle or with third-party software (example: CNET installer, Softonic Installer, InstallRex installer and many more)
CoolSaleCoupon has a poor reputation within the MalwareTips Community
How to remove “CoolSaleCoupon” (Virus)