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How to remove CouponXplorer (ads, banners, deals)

* What is CouponXplorer

* Download CouponXplorer Removal Tool

* Remove CouponXplorer manually

* Remove CouponXplorer from Google Chrome

* Remove CouponXplorer from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove CouponXplorer from Internet Explorer

* Uninstall CouponXplorer from Windows 10

* Uninstall CouponXplorer from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall CouponXplorer from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

CouponXplorer is a new type of adware that offers different coupons and discounts. Like all other adware this program changes the default settings of browsers and it is impossible to change the settings back until the program is installed. If CouponXplorer is installed in the browser, then the owner of the PC will have to use a home page and a search engine that was set by the adware. This browser add-on is not a virus, but it belongs to unwanted programs that can be installed almost without users’ participation in the process of installation. If you think about the security of the PC, then it is advised to remove CouponXplorer.

CouponXplorer intrusion method


CouponXplorer installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (CouponXplorer). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. CouponXplorer copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is 5zbar.dll. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name CouponXplorer and value 5zbar.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name 5zbar.dll or CouponXplorer. Also, it can create folder with name CouponXplorer under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation CouponXplorer starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove CouponXplorer immediately.

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How to remove CouponXplorer manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CouponXplorer, 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 CouponXplorer.

To get rid of CouponXplorer, you should:

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

• installKeys.js
• gen1\COMMON.T8S
• files.ini
• chrome\5zffxtbr.jar
• Settings\s_pid.dat
• NP5zStub.dll
• NP5zEISb.dll
• Message\COMMON.T8S
• History\search3
• CrExtP5z.exe
• Cache\files.ini
• 8DEE0205-5968-493D-8AF1-16D05314C84F.sqlite
• 5zuabtn.dll
• 5ztpinst.dll
• 5zskplay.exe
• 5zsknlcr.dll
• 5zskin.dll
• 5zscript.dll
• 5zregiet.dll
• 5zreghk.dll
• 5zregfft.dll
• 5zradio.dll
• 5zmsg.dll
• 5zmlbtn.dll
• 5zmedint.exe
• 5zimpipe.exe
• 5zieovr.dll
• 5zidle.dll
• 5zhttpct.dll
• 5zhtmlmu.dll
• 5zhkstub.dll
• 5zhighin.exe
• 5zfeedmg.dll
• 5zdyn.dll
• 5zdlghk.dll
• 5zdatact.dll
• 5zbrstub.dll
• 5zbrmon.exe
• 5zbprtct.dll
• 5zbarsvc.exe
• 5zbar.dll
• 5zauxstb.dll
• 5zSrchMn.exe
• 5zSrcAs.dll
• 5zPlugin.dll
• 5zEZSETP.dll
• 5zEIPlug.dll
• 0031FB1A.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 CouponXplorer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\\
• %APPDATA%\CouponXplorer_5z\
• %PROGRAMFILES%\CouponXplorer_5z\

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

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\CouponXplorer_5z
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CouponXplorer_5zbar Uninstall
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.XMLSessionPlugin
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.UrlAlertButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.ToolbarProtector
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.ThirdPartyInstaller
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.SkinLauncherSettings
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.SkinLauncher
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.SettingsPlugin
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.ScriptButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.RadioSettings
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.Radio
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.PseudoTransparentPlugin
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.MultipleButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.HTMLPanel
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.HTMLMenu
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.FeedManager
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.DynamicBarButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\CouponXplorer_5z
    Value: Browser Plugin Loader
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\CouponXplorer
    Value: Search Scope Monitor
    Data: C:\PROGRA~1\COUPON~2\bar\1.bin\5zsrchmn.exe
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\CouponXplorer
    Value: rundll32
    Data: C:\PROGRA~1\COUPON~2\bar\1.bin\5zbar.dll,S

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 CouponXplorer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall CouponXplorer related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for CouponXplorer entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version of Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If CouponXplorer 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 CouponXplorer Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find CouponXplorer 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 CouponXplorer 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 CouponXplorer

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find CouponXplorer related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove CouponXplorer extension from your browsers

CouponXplorer in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to CouponXplorer. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. 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 Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.

  • Choose CouponXplorer or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective CouponXplorer removal use CouponXplorer Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find CouponXplorer and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm CouponXplorer removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extensions locate CouponXplorer.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like CouponXplorer are very widespread and, unfortunatelly, many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like CouponXplorer.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with CouponXplorer and 5zbar.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: i want to delete

CouponXplorer and 5zbar.dll causing mcaffe problems

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.



Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: couponxplorer

computer slowed too much

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: My computer has slowed down since installing couponxplorer

I just want to remove it

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: I am overwelmed with adds on my facebook, please remove

Please remove from my facebook. it is so much it is embarrassing. please remove now!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Do not want

Want my home page back and do not want coupon thing

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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