What is GetCouponsFast Toolbar?
Do not be surprised to find GetCouponsFast Toolbar with its seemingly useful features of quick-links to coupon-related pages in your browsers as your new home page and new tab page after installing a free program. The truth is that there is little chance that you would actually install this questionable application on purpose; although, in all fairness, it is possible to do so officially. Nevertheless, our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com believe that it is much more likely that you install this potentially risky browser extension while installing a malicious free software bundle. As a matter of fact, this program is nothing new to us since it is merely a new creation from the well-known Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. team who are responsible for other useless and potentially unwanted toolbars, such as PasswordLogic Toolbar, DirectionsBuilder Toolbar, and EasyWeatherAlert Toolbar. Since this bad toolbar does not mean direct and great danger to you and to your computer, our specialists have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. If you want to keep your PC clean and safe, we advise you to remove GetCouponsFast Toolbar from your computer.
Where does GetCouponsFast Toolbar come from?
One way to install this browser extension is to find it in the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/getcouponsfast/bmdklnmbidoopmlenolbcobocjgbedmp. It seems that not too many users have found it, though, because there have not even been 300 downloads registered yet. Before you would install anything from this store, though, we recommend that you make sure that your desired browser extension is actually a reliable and useful one. For example, you can simply take the unique ID from the URL ("bmdklnmbidoopmlenolbcobocjgbedmp") that every single Chrome extension has and you can run a web search on it and see what you find. Unfortunately, the Chrome web store may promote dozens of unreliable and potentially harmful extensions until these are reported or found otherwise, and then removed and blocked. In any case, a web search may return with results that lead you to malware hunter sites warning you about it being a potentially unwanted program and that you should remove GetCouponsFast Toolbar if you do not want further complications.
We also need to mention the promotional webpage, getcouponsfast.com/index.jhtml, where you can directly install this useless PUP, too. This page is very simplistic and does not give away too much information about this tool. In fact, there is hardly any written information other than the big download button itself. Of course, it is quite unlikely that most users who have this PUP on their system have ever found these official pages and yet, somehow GetCouponsFast Toolbar is right their in their browsers. It is possible because our specialists have found that this questionable application may also be distributed in third-party installers that could be packing several malware infections alongside a legitimate free program and PUPs. You can easily infect your machine with such a bundle if you want to download free files and end up on a shady file-sharing website and download it from there. Apart from the possibility that you will download an infected bundle instead of the promised file, it is also quite likely that you will click on some unsafe third-party content there and drop a malicious package in this way. In any case, if you want to feel safe using your PC, we recommend that you run an online malware scanner that you can trust to find all potentially harmful programs on your system after you delete GetCouponsFast Toolbar.
How does GetCouponsFast Toolbar work?
This Mindspark toolbar is providing you with features, such as quick-link buttons that either take you to a coupon or freebie-related page or drop down a menu filled with a number of website options to choose from. Of course, the usual search tool you can also find on the left side of the toolbar as well as local weather information on the right. Since you can easily set up your browsers to have the same quick links or any other preferred ones as bookmarks at the top of your browser window, we consider using the features of your browsers a way safer solution.
The biggest issue with this extension apart from the possibility that it may enter your system with malware threats is that its search engine cannot be fully trusted. It is quite possible that this PUP gathers information about you to make a profile on you that can be used or misused to present to you customized content. However, if this information is accessed by cyber criminals, they could exploit it to deceive you and lure you onto malicious or fake websites. Ending up on webpages run by crooks always have unfortunate consequences. You may simply drop malware infections onto your system but it is also possible that you may find yourself in the center of an online scam and lose money from your bank account. If you want to remain safe, we suggest that you make up your mind and remove GetCouponsFast Toolbar from your PC.
How do I delete GetCouponsFast Toolbar?
Since this PUP may have a working uninstaller in Control Panel depending on the version you installed, you can use that as the first step. Our specialists have found that this uninstaller however does not work perfectly and leaves the extensions in your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers untouched. This is why we have also included instructions for the reset of those, too. Please find and follow our guide below if you need assistance. After you remove GetCouponsFast Toolbar, a new tab pops up with a survey; so do not be surprised to see that. We believe that it is essential that you go on with your journey towards a secure computer and eliminate all other possible threat sources as well. This may exceed your skills as a computer user. This is why we suggest that you employ a reliable anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter to do the "dirty job" for you automatically.
Remove GetCouponsFast Toolbar from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+X and select Programs and features.
- Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
- Click Start and select Control Panel.
- Choose Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted application and click Remove.
Reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
- Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down again and click Reset.
- Press Reset in the confirmation window.
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