What is MusicCougar?

MusicCougar is an untrustworthy application that seeks to convince users that it can help them to find new music online. As there are so many people who listen to the music, it is not surprising that this application is rather popular too. Unfortunately, users who download MusicCougar notice that it is not as beneficial as it claims to be – it only enables users to access and Grooveshark with a click of a button. In addition, it causes redirections and shows commercial advertisements. Therefore, it would be a wise decision to eliminate it from the system. We are going to talk about the removal process further in this article, so you should read it if you want to get a more detailed information.testtesttest

What does MusicCougar do?

Ad-supported programs always apply changes after they enter systems. MusicCougar is no exception. It has been noticed that it creates the MusicCougar folder in %Program Files% or %Program Files(x86)% the moment it enters the system. In addition, it adds the MusicCougar shortcut on Desktop and places its folder in the Start menu. Last but not least, more experienced users who know how to access the system registry might also notice three new registry keys created: [HKCU/HKLM] Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\, [HKCU/HKLM] Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EB5721A9-059E-40AD-A034-5DBA8CC226D9}_is1. Of course, it is possible to say that MusicCougar is installed on the system by simply checking the ads that start appearing on the screen – there is no doubt that they have labels “Ads by MusicCougar”, “Brought by MusicCougar” or “Provided by MusicCougar”. Do you see these ads? If so, we are sure that this ad-supported program is installed on your computer.

The moment it enters systems, this adware program opens window together with various offers, surveys, and ads. The content depends on the region. In addition, it is also clear that MusicCougar opens after a user double-clicks on its shortcut to open it. You will find buttons leading to and Grooveshark websites there. Yes, this program only provides links to these web pages and does not do anything else. As it might perform undesirable activities too, it would be best to eliminate this program from the system and install another program instead of it. In the meantime, make sure that you do not click on ads if they are shown to you because you might be taken to an untrustworthy third-party web page full of malicious software and thus infect your system with malware.

Security specialists working at recommend that you delete this adware not only because it might cause redirections and show ads, but also because it might record all kinds of details about users too. It is written in the Privacy Policy that it records IP address and anonymous information mainly; however, it might also record your name, address, email address, and telephone number if you provide this information yourself. Even though it is not very important information, it might still be transferred to third parties and thus used for advertising and other purposes. If you prefer to keep this information for yourself, get rid of MusicCougar as soon as possible.

Where does MusicCougar come from?

Even though MusicCougar has an official website, only a small number of users download this program from there because it is mainly distributed in InstallCore installers. This ad-supported program usually comes together with other untrustworthy programs, including, Search Know, MyPCBackup, and System Healer. You might not know that these applications are installed because not all of them are visible in Control Panel. Therefore, it is a must to scan the system with an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter after you fully erase MusicCougar from your system. In case the antimalware tool finds other threats, remove them ASAP too.

How can I remove MusicCougar?

As you already know why it is so important to remove adware from the system, you can start deleting MusicCougar now. Below you will find instructions that will help you to delete this program via Control Panel. Yes, this adware program has an uninstaller; however, some users might still find the removal process difficult. If you are one of those users, delete an ad-supported program by scanning the system with an automatic malware remover. It must be 100% trustworthy!

Delete MusicCougar

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable software.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Right-click on the lower-left corner.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the application you wish to remove.
  5. Click Uninstall.
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