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Testimonials

Hi Jean,

all done. I presume it went smoothly as the computer has not disintegrated into a pile of twinkling dust.

Very many thanks for you help and patience at Exterminate-it. When I contacted Exterminate-it and loaded down your software I was on to my third antispyware company to solve a problem. Two companies had refunded subscription fees to my credit card rather than persevere to fix the problem.

Your team has guided me through the problem. My system has continued to operate through the whole procedure and you have been endearing patient with an old computer geek.

Keep up the excellent work,

D.

CouponFactory

How to Remove CouponFactory from Your Computer

To completely purge CouponFactory from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with CouponFactory. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the CouponFactory files and folders, see the following section How to Delete CouponFactory Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).

How to Delete CouponFactory Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with CouponFactory are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the CouponFactory files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

PUA

These are programs that are being installed on the system often without a user's knowledge or approval.

Be Aware of the Following PUA Threats:

SunnyDay, SurfAndKeep, YouXunBox, AnySend, Speedial.

How Did My PC Get Infected with CouponFactory?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with CouponFactory:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like CouponFactory. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like CouponFactory.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including CouponFactory, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting CouponFactory^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with CouponFactory:

PC is working very slowly

CouponFactory can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with CouponFactory.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

CouponFactory can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. CouponFactory may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

CouponFactory may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

CouponFactory may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.