Active Coupons Explore Removal Process (remove ActiveCouponsExplore)

January 11, 2018

Active Coupons Explore is a misleading component that may infiltrate a PC only to load alternative sites set as a default home page or new tab page. Touted by computer security experts as a potentially unwanted program, Active Coupons Explore may continually offer deals and alleged coupon savings on the Internet through pop-ups, links, or banners. Those who utilize the Active Coupons Explore offers may be redirected to questionable sources.

Putting a stop to the annoying and unwanted activities of Active Coupons Explore may be left to using an updated antimalware resource where the components of Active Coupons Explore may be detected and automatically eliminated.

Are you getting popups from Active Coupons Explore? Have you identified that you have Active Coupons Explore installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Active Coupons Explore completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Active Coupons Explore?

If Active Coupons Explore 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 Active Coupons Explore 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 Active Coupons Explore removal process.

How can you manually remove Active Coupons Explore

Manual removal of Active Coupons Explore may not be for everyone. Each manual Active Coupons Explore 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 Active Coupons Explore removal process.

Active Coupons Explore 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 Active Coupons Explore in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Active Coupons Explore, 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.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Active Coupons Explore. 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


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Active Coupons Explore from your computer.

    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 Active Coupons Explore, 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"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Active Coupons Explore by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Active Coupons Explore 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 Active Coupons Explore completely from your computer. If you find that Active Coupons Explore is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Active Coupons Explore removal process.

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