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Should I remove CouponDropDown?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,649
United States Rank #18,737
Reach 0.0057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.80 days
702.14 days >
Average installed length: 368.92 days


VersionDistribution 23.21% 17.86% 33.04% 1.79% 0.89% 7.14% 9.82% 6.25%


What is CouponDropDown?

Coupon Drop Down from 215 Apps installs a web browser plugin that displays coupon deals and other advertisements when users visit various online shopping sites. When a user visits an online shopping site and the program has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert the user that other deals or prices exist, or in many cases just shows adverts. It injects ads and affiliate codes in product links directly by modifying web pages HTML content. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. This software is detected by various anti-malware programs that typically flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. It is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles. Warning, this program is very aggressive adware. Not only does it hijack the user's browser and settings, it hijacks visited web sites by injecting its own advertising over the web sites ads including Adsense. Removing this program is suggested. In addition it has observed as adversely effecting PC performance when the loaded web browser is running.

About  (from 215 Apps)

After installation, you will see a blue tag in the top right of the page you are on. This tag let's you know how many coupons are available for the site you're browsing. Rollover the blue tag to drop down all of the available coupons. From here you can view all coupons and amanger your settings. To use a coupon, just c...  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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CouponDropDown.
CouponDropDown.dll (d497704a6349e5b83cfbebaa8b010d57) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8132 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Win32.CouponCompanion
Malwarebytes v2013.05.26.02 PUP.CrossRider.CDD
VIPRE Antivirus 16148 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (2efd41f14dd008235f4006817fac1d76) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-C [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.alL
Bkav FE W32.Clodb52.Trojan.cfcb
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.22
ESET-NOD32 9135 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.A
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Generic
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10426 Trojan ( 0048c4b81 )
K7GW 9.174.10426 Trojan ( 0048c4b81 )
Malwarebytes PUP.CrossRider.CDD
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!2EFD41F14DD0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-SFX.G
Sophos 4.95.0 CouponDropDown
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH2B4
VIPRE Antivirus 24034 GamePlayLabs (fs)
CouponDropDown-bg.exe (392334b75f592d7a1330d1bcfdc0dc4f) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.E
ESET-NOD32 9272 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10794 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10794 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes PUP.CrossRider.CDD
Sophos 4.96.0 CouponDropDown
VIPRE Antivirus 25274 GamePlayLabs (v)
CouponDropDownGui.exe (33a07139bb36ec3fb40ead233ac64d52) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.NLK
Emsisoft Anti-Malware AdWare.Agent!IK
F-Secure 9.0.16440.0 Adware.Agent.NLK
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NLK
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
nProtect 2012-07-22.01 Adware.Agent.NLK
VIPRE Antivirus 12336 GamePlayLabs (v)
ButtonUtil.dll (402dd0dcb0b49a487a68d4b48c6014dd) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.G
ESET-NOD32 8998 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.G
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 22984 GamePlayLabs (v)
       View all 39 all detections
CouponDropDown 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: coupondropdown.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\coupondropdown
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CouponDropDown\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CouponDropDown

Program module:CouponDropDown.dll (Malware detected)
CouponDropDown BHO
Path:C:\Program Files\coupondropdown\CouponDropDown.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) CouponDropDown.dll - CouponDropDown (CouponDropDown BHO)
  • CouponDropDown.exe - CouponDropDown exe
  • (Malware detected) CouponDropDown-bg.exe
  • CouponDropDownGui.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - CouponDropDown Installer
  • (Malware detected) ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CouponDropDown.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CouponDropDown' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011431152} (CrossriderApp0004352).

How do I remove CouponDropDown?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.54%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 10.71%
Windows 10 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.91%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.18%
Windows 8 Pro 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.05%
  France 6.96%
  Italy 5.06%
  Canada 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Australia 1.27%
  Iran 1.27%
  MA 0.63%
  Thailand 0.63%
  Qatar 0.63%
  Latvia 0.63%
  Ecuador 0.63%
  BB 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.68%
Dell 14.81%
Acer 14.81%
Toshiba 7.41%
Intel 3.70%
ASUS 2.47%
Samsung 2.47%
Lenovo 2.47%
Medion 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.02%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 2.02%
Compaq-Presario AY138AA-A... 2.02%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.02%

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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StevenMover a year ago
The following programs currently bundle this: 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, and FBPhotoZoom as well as many others. I even think I've seen download.com bundle it with their customer installer.
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Johnover a year ago
This is simply a browser hijacker. It changed all my settings without my permission. I also have adblocker installed and somehow this thing overwrote it and still displays ads.