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Should I remove Coupon Companion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,564
United States Rank #4,825
Reach 0.0387%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.96 days
795.39 days >
Average installed length: 417.92 days


VersionDistribution 75.10% 7.34% 1.31% 0.13% 16.12%

Coupon Companion

What is Coupon Companion?

Coupon Companion by Awesome Apps (215 Apps/ run by 50OnRed) is a Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer that monitors web pages for possible affiliate merchant partners. Coupon Companion will let you know when there are coupons by showing a counter in the top right of Web sites. Coupon Companion is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits.

The Plugin currently displays several basic types of advertising, including but not limited to:
- sponsored links
- banner ads, "pop-unders" and interstitial ads
- coupons
- video targeted ads

About  (from 215 Apps)

The Coupon Companion shopping companion will help save you money by finding and presenting the top active coupons for the site you're browsing. After installation Coupon Companion will let you know when there are coupons by showing a counter in the top right of Web sites. Coupons from Coupon Companion apply with a sing...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Coupon Companion.
Uninstall.exe (620d31ea3964da2e58430b8d91f803e3) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1150 Adware.Agent.NNP
AVG 2014.0.3628 MalSign.Skodna
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.H
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.NNP
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Comodo Security 17409 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NNP
ESET-NOD32 7.9148 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.B
G Data 13.12.22 Adware.Agent.NNP
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Agent
K7GW 13.174.10446 Trojan ( 0048c26f1 )
McAfee 5600.7284 Artemis!620D31EA3964
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7284 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-SFX.G
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 12/12/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
The Hacker Trojan/VBKrypt.yps
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.346 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07IE13
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 24164 GamePlayLabs (fs)
Coupon Companion-bg.exe (b340fa59f69258d6760e5c68381d2d32) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.NNP
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Agent.NNP
Bkav FE W32.Clod78f.Trojan.e564
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Agent-2199
Comodo Security 17403 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NNP (B)
ESET-NOD32 9145 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NNP
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NNP
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
K7GW 9.174.10446 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!B340FA59F692
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!B340FA59F692
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H0AID13
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 24128 GamePlayLabs (v)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.907648
Coupon Companion.dll (084d56d0a52603a72ae9b25854068c91) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/VidSaver.1.83
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Vidsaver
Comodo Security 17026 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8859 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider
F-Prot W32/VidSav.A.gen!Eldorado
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.Toolbar
K7 AntiVirus 9.172.9720 Adware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
PC Tools Adware.Crossid!rem
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OIT13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OIT13
VIPRE Antivirus 21964 GamePlayLabs (v)
ButtonUtil.dll (15107281c0f1ff6adb07feab7651da0a) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
ESET-NOD32 9115 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.G
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10361 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.174.10361 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!15107281C0F1
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!15107281C0F1
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA AH
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JB13
VIPRE Antivirus 23868 GamePlayLabs (v)
Coupon Companion.exe (9ccfd55f97ee0c7addb3a010a8655e5b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
ESET-NOD32 8791 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
PC Tools Adware.Crossid!rem
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
VIPRE Antivirus 21402 GamePlayLabs (v)
       View all 80 all detections
Coupon Companion has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: coupon-companion.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Coupon Companion
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Coupon Companion\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Coupon Companion

Program executable:Coupon Companion-bg.exe
Name:Coupon Companion
Coupon Companion exe
Signed by:Friendly Apps
Path:C:\Program Files\coupon companion\Coupon Companion-bg.exe
Coupon Companion exe (coupon companion-bg.exe) is a background process that is loaded with Internet Explorer via the Coupon Companion BHO. Coupon Companion is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Coupon Companion.dll - Coupon Companion (Coupon Companion BHO)
  • (Malware detected) Coupon Companion.exe - Coupon Companion exe
  • (Malware detected) Coupon Companion-bg.exe
  • Coupon CompanionGui.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Coupon Companion Installer
  • (Malware detected) ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Coupon Companion.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Coupon Companion' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441193} (CrossriderApp0004493).
Network connections
  • Coupon Companion-bg.exe connects to LB140.NYNY.COTENDO.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Coupon Companion-bg.exe
Memory:3.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0248292791%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01401435%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01081493%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Coupon Companion?

You can uninstall Coupon Companion from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Coupon Companion, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Coupon Companion.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Coupon Companion you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.72%
Windows Vista 8.53%
Windows XP 8.40%
Windows 10 7.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.29%
Windows 7 Professional 11.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.68%
  Australia 3.05%
  United Kingdom 2.01%
  Canada 1.85%
  Iran 0.56%
  Israel 0.24%
  India 0.16%
  LY 0.08%
  Vietnam 0.08%
  Singapore 0.08%
  Thailand 0.08%
  UA 0.08%
  SD 0.08%
  RS 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.82%
Dell 32.63%
Acer 10.88%
ASUS 5.73%
Toshiba 5.73%
Intel 3.05%
Samsung 1.91%
Lenovo 1.72%
Gateway 1.15%
Alienware 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.69%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.49%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.14%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.14%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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JustinHover a year ago
Be careful during the uninstall. When removing it from a user's computer the other day I found another opt-out install on the uninstall window. Had I not unchecked it, it would have installed another program by them