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Piggy Coupon doesn’t sound like the name of a devastating PC infection, does it? This adware program may not be among the most dangerous parasites that you could come across while surfing the Web but it’s just malicious enough to create a mess all over your computer. The Piggy Coupon virus doesn’t deviate at all from the classic adware pattern so none of its shenanigans is original and/or unexpected. Having said that, the parasite is still impressively effective. Why? Because it’s widely advertised as a practical online tool which not only saves you money but helps you gain money as well. Not many people would decline such an attractive offer so it comes as no surprise that Piggy Coupon is currently causing trouble to thousands of gullible PC users. According to this devious program’s official website (which does look quite decent), “Piggy pays you cash back every time you shop online” but you probably know already that when something online sounds too good to be true, it’s usually false. The only thing Piggy Coupon provides you is an a big pile of cyber threats accompanied by a whole bunch of annoyances. Keep in mind that all discounts, coupons, best deals, price comparisons and product offers generated by the virus are extremely unreliable and potentially corrupted. Whatever web link you see on the PC screen has to be avoided because behind its attractive facade Piggy Coupon is nothing but a malicious platform which promotes spam. Do you know what spam normally leads to? Infections. Soon enough, if you make the crucial mistake to trust Piggy Coupon, you will have much greater problems. The more you learn about this pest, the more prepared you will be for all manipulations and tricks it has in store. And they are just getting started.

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How did I get infected with?

As we already mentioned, there is a slight possibility that you downloaded Piggy Coupon voluntarily because you believed its bogus functionalities. However, more often than not, infections rely solely on stealth in order to get installed. In other words, if you happen to notice this parasite’s sneaky presence on your PC, you probably  have no idea how and when exactly it got your permission and managed to land on your machine. For example, freeware/shareware bundles offer hackers’ a great opportunity to spread their malicious creations on the Web. You should know that most bundles (especially in illegitimate websites) include at least one unwanted bonus program attached to the safe software. Therefore, our advice for you is to always stay away from such questionable unverified pages and to always make a thorough check of the software you’re agreeing to install. To do so, opt for the Custom or Advanced option in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic one. This way you will remain in control of the software that you give green light to. Don’t hesitate to deselect every suspicious intruder trying to slither into your computer. In the world of parasites it’s incredibly important to be attentive and cautious because otherwise, you might be greeted by some very unpleasant sight  on your PC screen in the nearest future. Also, avoid third-party web links, spam email-attachments, spam messages from unknown senders, etc. Be careful and don’t jeopardize your own safety.

Why are these ads dangerous?

PC viruses were never meant to be harmless so no matter what Piggy Coupon claims, keep in mind that this malicious program was designed to serve hackers’ interests. Not yours. The only reason why the virus displays coupons, discounts and so on is because that generates web traffic. And that brings profit to its developers. Are you seeing the scheme yet? Piggy Coupon tries to pass as a perfectly safe online application while it wreaks havoc behind your back at the same time. Don’t let this program’s harmless appearance trick you into believing it’s something you need in your life. You don’t. Once Piggy Coupon gets successfully installed, it goes after your browsers and adds a malicious extension to all of them. Then it injects Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome an Internet Explorer with pop-ups. Prepare to be seeing tons of commercials and also prepare to waste your time dealing with intrusive yet useless advertisements. Avoiding the endless Piggy Coupon web links becomes quite difficult, though, because thanks to its compatibility with all your browsers, the virus is almost impossible to ignore. You already know not to trust the ads so the only reasonable thing is do in order to regain control over your own browsing experience is to remove the parasite. You might also be rather interested to learn that Piggy Coupon steals IP addresses and email-addresses and usernames and passwords and search queries and browsing history so unless you’re feeling very comfortable knowing your private data is in the greedy hands of crooks, you will remove the virus in an instant. Cyber criminals will inevitably find a way to make money by using some questionable monetizing system but you can imagine how incredibly dangerous this thing would be for your privacy. If you’re particularly unlucky, you might face financial loss or even identity theft. To make sure your PC is virus-free again, follow the manual removal guide down below and delete the nasty Piggy Coupon parasite for good.

How Can I Remove Piggy Coupon Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Piggy Coupon infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Piggy Coupon from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Piggy Coupon from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Piggy Coupon from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Piggy Coupon from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Piggy Coupon program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove Piggy Coupon from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.

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  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu

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  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options

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  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.

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  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset

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  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Piggy Coupon Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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