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How to remove Coupon Pigeon (ads, banners, deals)

Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Coupon Pigeon

Command or file name:Coupon Pigeon.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Coupon Pigeon is an add-on that can be installed in any popular browsers. It is a usual adware, but the only important feature of this program is that it shows the advertisements according to geographical position, so the user will see the discounts and deals that are actual for his city. The pop-ups, shown by Coupon Pigeon can contain information about goods, books, gifts, restaurants and different services of the region. This program can be set to show the coupons that a user might want to see. Installing Coupon Pigeon, every user should know that it is an adware that put the computer security at stake. It is advised to remove Coupon Pigeon.

Coupon Pigeon intrusion method

Coupon Pigeon

Coupon Pigeon installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Coupon Pigeon). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Coupon Pigeon copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is Coupon Pigeon.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Coupon Pigeon and value Coupon Pigeon.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name Coupon Pigeon.dll or Coupon Pigeon. Also, it can create folder with name Coupon Pigeon under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Coupon Pigeon, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Coupon Pigeon from your browsers below.

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How to remove Coupon Pigeon manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Coupon Pigeon, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Coupon Pigeon.

To get rid of Coupon Pigeon, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • Updater27696.exe
  • ButtonUtil.dll
  • Coupon Genie-bg.exe
  • Coupon Pigeon.dll
  • Coupon Pigeon.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ldccbjpammdkhpmmepiojbeaoihhhpdn\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_ldccbjpammdkhpmmepiojbeaoihhhpdn_0\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Updater27696\
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Coupon Genie\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{22222222-2222-2222-2222-220222762296}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211761196}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{55555555-5555-5555-5555-550255765596}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{66666666-6666-6666-6666-660266766696}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440244764496}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0027696.BHO
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0027696.Sandbox
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Coupon Genie
  • Key: HKCU\HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Crossrider
  • Key: Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
    Value: Updater27696.exe
    Data: Updater27696.exe
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Coupon Genie

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Coupon Pigeon related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Coupon Pigeon entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Coupon Pigeon won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Coupon Pigeon under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Coupon Pigeon or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Coupon Pigeon
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Coupon Pigeon related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Coupon Pigeon related extensions from your browsers

Coupon Pigeon in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Coupon Pigeon. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Coupon Pigeon or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Coupon Pigeon removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Coupon Pigeon and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Coupon Pigeon removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Coupon Pigeon.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Coupon Pigeon are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Coupon Pigeon.

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