How to remove CouponXplorer

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What is CouponXplorer?

CouponXplorer is a yet another redirecting virus created by notorious Mindspark Interactive which is responsible for numerous similar threats. This malware affects browsers on Mac computers preventing access to browser settings. After its manipulations, your browser’s homepage/search provider will be altered. It should be noted that although it looks like an ordinary search engine, it is oriented at redirecting users to sponsored webpages via fake search results. Therefore, you may end up on questionable web-pages that may contain other malicious infections. Another unpleasant feature of CouponXplorer is personal information tracking. It can collect data related to users’ activity on the web: frequently visited pages, search queries, clicked ads, bank account details, passwords, e.t.c. The only way to avoid this is to remove CouponXplorer from Mac. In this article, you will find both manual and automatic methods.

Delete http://CouponXplorer/ virus from Mac


How to remove CouponXplorer?

  1. Remove CouponXplorer automatically
  2. Uninstall CouponXplorer from the Appications
  3. Remove rogue software from Profiles
  4. Delete malcious elements using Terminal
  5. Remove CouponXplorer From Browsers

Automatic removal of CouponXplorer

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete CouponXplorer completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as CouponXplorer files and registry entries.


Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to CouponXplorer. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate CouponXplorer but also the safest and most assuring one. The full version of Combo Cleaner costs $39,95 (you get 6 months of subscription). By clicking the button, you agree to EULA and Privacy Policy. Downloading will start automatically.

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Steps of CouponXplorer manual removal

Remove CouponXplorer from Applications

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of CouponXplorer you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Try to find applications related to CouponXplorer (for example: some applications that you never installed yourself). Select them, right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove CouponXplorer from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

CouponXplorer

Remove CouponXplorer using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove CouponXplorer from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove CouponXplorer from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete CouponXplorer or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove CouponXplorer from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete CouponXplorer or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove CouponXplorer from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete CouponXplorer or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting CouponXplorer.
Download Combo Cleaner
We also recommend to download and use Combo Cleaner Antivirus to scan the system after CouponXplorer removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover CouponXplorer.

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