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Additional CouponDropdown Adware extension and effects


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#1 JCwrite

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

I followed the steps in the virus removal guide Remove the CouponDropDown Adware (Uninstall Guide). Wasn't sure where to post but I found another program/extension that was not listed in the guide that was causing the problem on my computer.

Found on all three of my browsers (Chrome, Firefox, & IE): StartNow. When I removed/disabled this extension/add-on, the coupon popups all disappeared.

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Firefox:
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I have a related observation. In addition to the popups, my outgoing emails would have links inserted randomly into the text, apparently as they were sent. I noticed it when the friend that referred me to this site replied with the thread intact:

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I did not save the link but just checked it again now and it no longer links so it appears this was also something being done by the StartNow program.

Edited by JCwrite, 27 November 2012 - 10:46 AM.


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#2 Grinler

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

Thanks! The guide has been updated.




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