Choosecoupon, also known as “Ads by Choosecoupon,” is an ad-supported program (adware) designed specifically to generate revenue to its sponsoring parties. Although not malicious by nature, Choosecoupon may appear invasive, and may put your system at risk.
Adware such as Choosecoupon aim to generate traffic to sponsoring websites. In order to do so, the ad-supported program starts producing multiple pop-up ads, banners and in-text hyperlinks of various products and services, and spreads them onto websites you visit. The ads may be annoying as they are likely to interrupt your browsing routine and you will not be able to close them.
In fact, clicking an ad by Choosecoupon may be a bit risky for your system as it may redirect you to a website that may be infected by malware. Choosecoupon simply does not take any responsibility about the content of the sponsoring websites.
In addition, Choosecoupon is capable of spying on your browsing habits. It records your searches and the websites you visit in order to personalize the content of the ads it displays. It may also collect personal data and share it with third parties.
Choosecoupon is usually bundled with freeware you download from the Web. Bundling is a method of distributing various PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) to your system. Luckily you have the option to disable it during the installation. Make sure you also uncheck the settings and features you know nothing about.
Should You Remove Choosecoupon?
As mentioned earlier, Choosecoupon is not malicious by nature but it does enter your system uninvited; it may redirect you to unwanted and potentially corrupted websites, and it will monitor your browsing habits. Our malware experts, therefore, recommend its removal.
In order to remove it, however, make sure you install a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your whole system, detect the threat and remove it.