What is Internet Cupom?
Internet Cupom is a unique program that we do not come across that often. However, it was classified as a potentially unwanted program, and we recommend that you remove it. It was created by an unknown company that has set this program to promote its associated website that hosts discount coupons. And, in a nutshell, this is all this application can do. Therefore, we think that it is next to useless, especially if you do not speak Portuguese because this program is dedicated to regions that speak this language. So, in this article, we will provide you with information about how this program is distributed, how it works, and how you can remove it. So let us begin.
Where does Internet Cupom come from?
Unfortunately, the software developer that created this application is unknown since neither the application nor its promoted website specifies this. Note that Internet Cupom and its promoted website are most likely owned by this same secretive entity. Furthermore, we know is that this developer also owns Netcupom.com, which is very similar to Internetcupom.com — the website that this program promotes.
Our researchers suspect that this program is disseminated using bundled software. Bundled software is program packages that often come from different developers. So it is entirely possible that Internet Cupom is currently being bundled with several selections of programs that are wrapped in an installer that can either install all of its content in one go or allow you to choose which applications to install. Whatever the case may be, you can install Internet Cupom and other undesirable applications by accident. Therefore, you should always go for custom/advanced installation and if given the opportunity, opt out the installation of unwanted programs.
What does Internet Cupom do?
Essentially, Internet Cupom is a browser extension for Google Chrome that has been configured to promote Internetcupom.com. Its promotional campaign is not that aggressive as it only shows up as a small orange round button at the top-right of Chrome’s screen. Once you click this button, you will get redirected to Internetcupom.com. This website features all kinds of discount coupons that can be used for purchases on Walmart.com, Epocacosmeticos.com.br, Netshoes.com.br, and dozens of other sites. However, when trying to claim the coupon you will get redirected to some subpage on that website and that is it. It seems that this website’s developers are in no way associated with none of its promoted websites. So the reason for promoting them for free is somewhat unclear.
Our researchers have found that Internetcupom.com (and netcupom.com) is hosted on a server located in Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada. However, it is tailored to countries in which the dominant language is Portuguese. So it is no surprise that most of the visitors of this website come from Brazil. According to statistical data we have managed to acquire, Brazil-based users make up more than 95% of all visitors that are followed by Portugal-based users with a measly 3% of all visitors. According to our sources, the number of total visitors to Internetcupom.com is now above 75 000, which is remarkable. This is indicative of how Internet surfers try to get the best deals and cheaper merchandise. But, as you can see, not all discount coupons are coupons at all.
How do I get rid of Internet Cupom?
As stated in the beginning, Internet Cupom is not a malicious application, but it offers nothing useful to the end-user. So if you have decided to get rid of it, then follow our removal instructions below. Note that if you want to wipe out this program in its entirety, then you should delete its junk files and registry entry as well. However, if you do not want to do this manually, you can use our recommended software.
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- Press Alt+F.
- Click More tools and click Extensions.
- Find and Remove the unwanted program.
Delete junk files
- Press the Windows Key+E keys on your keyboard.
- Go to the indicated paths and delete the junk files.%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_aogfgaifppfhgfikdjfplkpeomnllpml_0.localstorage-journal.
%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_aogfgaifppfhgfikdjfplkpeomnllpml_0.localstorage.
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\aogfgaifppfhgfikdjfplkpeomnllpml.
Remove this program’s registry entry
- Press the Windows Key+R keys on your keyboard.
- Type regedit and click OK.
- Go to HKCU\ software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\internetcupom.com.
- Delete this key.
- Close the Windows Registry Editor.
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