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Coupon Alert Toolbar Removal Process (remove CouponAlertToolbar)

August 15, 2011 – 2:48 pm
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Coupon Alert Toolbar has been identified to not only be a toolbar installed on your Internet Explorer web browser, but one that contains inclinations that make it utterly annoying. Coupon Alert Toolbar has been known to be installed without a PC user’s interaction or permission. Usually that task takes place when a user navigates to a site that offers and promotes the Coupon Alert Toolbar. After installed, Coupon Alert Toolbar may continually display alert messages or attempt to manipulate your internet searches. Coupon Alert Toolbar could ultimately sway our search results on the internet leading you to an undesired site potentially associated with malware. Even though Coupon Alert Toolbar is not considered to be actual malware, it is highly advisable that PC users confronted with Coupon Alert Toolbar remove it to avoid any potential issues.

Are you getting popups from Coupon Alert Toolbar? Have you identified that you have Coupon Alert Toolbar installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Coupon Alert Toolbar completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Coupon Alert Toolbar?

If Coupon Alert Toolbar resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Coupon Alert Toolbar may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Coupon Alert Toolbar removal process.

How can you manually remove Coupon Alert Toolbar

Manual removal of Coupon Alert Toolbar may not be for everyone. Each manual Coupon Alert Toolbar removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Coupon Alert Toolbar removal process.

Coupon Alert Toolbar can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Coupon Alert Toolbar in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Coupon Alert Toolbar, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CouponAlert_2p.DynamicBarButton
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CouponAlert_2p.DynamicBarButton.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CouponAlert_2p.DynamicBarButton\CurVer
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CouponAlert_2p.FeedManager
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CouponAlert_2p.FeedManager\CurVer
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CouponAlert_2p
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\&Search "tbedits.couponalert.com/one-toolbaredits/menusearch.jhtml?s=[]"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponAlert_2p.DynamicBarButton
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CouponAlert_2p
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CouponAlert_2p\bar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "CouponAlert_2p Browser Plugin Loader"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CouponAlert_2pbar Uninstall
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@CouponAlert_2p.com/Plugin
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions "2pffxtbr@CouponAlert_2p.com"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_COUPONALERT_2PSERVICE
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\CouponAlert_2pService
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Coupon Alert Toolbar. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Coupon Alert Toolbar from your computer.

    C:\Program Files\CouponAlert_2p\bar\1.bin\2pbarsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\CouponAlert_2p\bar\1.bin\2pbrmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\CouponAlert_2p\bar\1.bin\2phighin.exe
    C:\Program Files\CouponAlert_2p\bar\1.bin\2pimpipe.exe
    C:\Program Files\CouponAlert_2p\bar\1.bin\2pmedint.exe
    C:\Program Files\CouponAlert_2p\bar\1.bin\2pskplay.exe

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Coupon Alert Toolbar, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Coupon Alert Toolbar by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Coupon Alert Toolbar folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Coupon Alert Toolbar completely from your computer. If you find that Coupon Alert Toolbar is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Coupon Alert Toolbar removal process.

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