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Should I remove CouponBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,241
United States Rank #4,201
Reach 0.0407%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.13 days
652.85 days >
Average installed length: 343.03 days


VersionDistribution 25.44% 74.56%


What is CouponBar?

The Coupons.com CouponBar is a web browser add-in that analyzes web sites your browser visits and attempts to find discount deals associated with the merchant's product offerings. If CouponBar sees a corresponding deal, it will attempt to inject an affiliate identifier in order to collect commissions if a purchase is made while trying to offer you the best price of that particular product or show you an alternative product even if it is sold by a different merchant. CouponBar will automatically change your home page to couponbar.coupons.com.

About  (from Coupons.com)

CouponBar Supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome & Safari Browsers. By clicking Install, you agree to our terms & conditions and to make us your default search provider and start page. 100's of Coupons - Organized by category always one click away. By clicking Install, you agree to our terms & conditions and to ma...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is tbcore3.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 4.84 MB (5,079,828 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
CouponBar 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: www.coupons.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Coupons.com CouponBar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Coupons.com CouponBar\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Coupons.com CouponBar\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 4.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CouponBar

Program module:tbcore3.dll
Name:Internet Explorer Toolbar
Internet Explorer Toolbar Engine
Signed by:Coupons.com
Path:C:\Program Files\Coupons.com CouponBar\tbcore3.dll
The Coupons.com Toolbar is a web browser add-in that analyzes web sites your browser visits and attempts to find discount deals associated with the merchant's product offerings. If Toolbar sees a corresponding deal, it will attempt to...
Additional files:
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Internet Explorer Toolbar Common Utils)
  • tbhelper.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper Module
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB07898 Class' with the class of {FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18} (TBSB07898).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Coupons.com CouponBar' with the class of {8660E5B3-6C41-44DE-8503-98D99BBECD41}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupons.com CouponBar' with a class of {8660E5B3-6C41-44DE-8503-98D99BBECD41}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000206872%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001655%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000414%
0.015104% average

How do I remove CouponBar?

You can uninstall CouponBar 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 CouponBar, 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 CouponBar.
  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 CouponBar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.36%
Windows 10 31.67%
Windows Vista 10.47%
Windows XP 2.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.56%
Windows 8.1 18.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.51%
Windows 10 Home 7.88%
Windows 7 Professional 6.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.93%
  Canada 0.50%
  PR 0.43%
  Mexico 0.07%
  Germany 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.66%
Dell 31.63%
Acer 12.62%
Toshiba 8.79%
ASUS 3.99%
Lenovo 2.08%
Samsung 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.21%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.47%

About Coupons.com

Coupons.com Inc. provides digital coupons, online printable, social, mobile and loyalty card promotions.
Publisher URL: www.couponsinc.com


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