The UltraCouponSearch search hijacker is an example of a standard unwanted program; such programs are distributed massively nowadays. On this page you will see the comprehensive guidelines of “UltraCouponSearch” hijacker removal in different methods: utilizing anti-malware tools and also manual removal technique.
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UltraCouponSearch – What is it?
“UltraCouponSearch” search hijacker is a potentially unwanted application (PUA)1, that is distributed as a plugin for your internet browser. It is usually promoted as an add-on for Chrome or Firefox, that helps to search some precise information, as an example, about sporting activity events, make your web browser a lot more secure, allow downloading of any type of video clip, and so on. Also, this app adds the “Managed by your organization” feature (on Chrome browsers).
Nonetheless, the “UltraCouponSearch” plugin is pretty pointless because all such features are currently built-in to your web browser and/or system. Such marketing mottos are targeted at low-skilled computer users, like pensioners or schoolchildren. However sometimes even expert users are getting caught on such an attraction. In particular situations, this hijacker is spread along with free software.
Here is a details for the UltraCouponSearch hijacker
|Hosting||AS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.|
United States, San Francisco
|Infection Type||Browser Hijacker, Unwanted Application|
|Symptoms||Changed search engine; search queries redirection|
|Similar behavior||Bundle, Agile, Files|
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How harmful is UltraCouponSearch hijacker?
Besides its uselessness, UltraCouponSearch hijacker is likewise pretty harmful for web browser usage. It alters your search engine to its particular – Ultracouponsearch.com, and additionally transforms your background, putting its watermark on your wallpaper (or, sometimes, changing it to default with the mentioned symbol).
In addition to seeable changes done by UltraCouponSearch hijacker, you may discover that many of your search inquiries are redirecting to the untrustworthy web pages, filled with links and promotions – so-called doorway websites. Such websites can include web links for malware downloads. The possibility of redirecting surges if you attempt to start Google search page forcibly.
But all these actions are more annoying than really hazardous. The greatest threat, especially for individuals who have a lot of confidential information in their web browsers, is installed in information collecting functions. Cookie files, conversations, often-visited sites, and various other activities are easily gathered by UltraCouponSearch hijacker.
How to remove UltraCouponSearch search hijacker?
- Download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
- Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware and perform a “Standard scan“.
- “Move to quarantine” all items.
- Open “Tools” tab – Press “Reset Browser Settings“.
- Select proper browser and options – Click “Reset”.
- Restart your computer.
Browser hijackers are usually quite very easy to delete. Usually, they have a separate application that can be spotted in the list of installed programs. As a result of the certain marketing method of UltraCouponSearch hijacker, it can be easily tracked and erased by hand. Nonetheless, if you got UltraCouponSearch in the bundle with a free applications, your personal computer may be infected with a lot more dangerous malware – trojans, spyware or perhaps ransomware. That’s why I’d recommend you make use of anti-malware programs to remove the UltraCouponSearch PUA and all other malware.
You can use Microsoft Defender2 – it is capable of discovering and clearing away various malware, including named hijacker. However, severe malware, that can be present on your PC in the specified instance, can disable the Windows antimalware tool by editing the Group Policies. To stay clear of such situations, it is better to utilize GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and remove all unwanted applications on your PC with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, it’s better to utilize Standard or Full scan. Quick Scan is not able to find all the viruses, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and directories.
You can spectate the detected malicious apps sorted by their possible harm during the scan process. But to perform any actions against the viruses, you need to hold on until the scan is finished, or to stop the scan.
To set the action for every spotted malicious or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of the detected malicious program. By default, all malware will be removed to quarantine.
Reset browser settings to original ones
To reset your browser settings, you are required to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action cannot be intercepted by any malicious program, hence, you will surely see the result. This action can be located in the Tools tab.
After pressing the Reset Browser Settings option, the menu will be shown, where you can specify, which settings will be reverted to the original.
Deleteing UltraCouponSearch hijacker manually
Besides using anti-malware software for browser restoration, you may choose the “Reset browser settings” function, which is usually embedded in all popular browsers.
To reset Edge, do the following steps :
- Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option :
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original :
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions :
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information” :
- In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option :
After choosing this option, you will see the next message :
If you use Google Chrome
- Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button :
- In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” :
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default :
Opera can be reset in the next way
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option :
- After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown :
As an afterword, I want to say that time plays against you and your PC. The activity of browser hijacker must be stopped as soon as possible, because of the possibility of other malware injection. This malware can be downloaded autonomously, or offered for you to download in one of the windows with advertisements, which are shown to you by the hijacker. You need to act as fast as you can.
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Browser hijackers are among the largest and also disruptive kinds of malware. I published this article to help you, so I wish you will help me to make the computer world completely clean of malware. Please, share this article in the social networks you use – Twitter, Reddit, Facebook – wherever. Wilbur Woodham
How to Remove UltraCouponSearch?
Description: UltraCouponSearch - a lot of users became a victim of browser hijacker. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove UltraCouponSearch?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with UltraCouponSearch (Ultracouponsearch.com), which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Browser Hijacker
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