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Windows 7: Need help removing potential malware "CCoupScanner"

28 Aug 2014   #1
Twario

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP-1
 
 
Need help removing potential malware "CCoupScanner"

What an absolute nightmare, a faulty AMD driver caused me to get the BSOD whenever I tried to play games. When I updated to a newer version of the drivers, games worked but there were graphical glitches. One thing led to another, and I kind of ****ed up when trying to remove remnants of the previous drivers to see if that helped. I decided to use system restore to go back to the way it was on Sunday.

The only problem is that I forgot about this program called "CCoupScanner", which I've heard is malware. I contracted it after trying to download shareware from DOS Games Archive: download free classic games (MS-DOS). It was partly my fault, I didn't read carefully. Instead of the usual checkboxes it just looked like I was agreeing to the terms and conditions, not agreeing to download a bunch of junkware. Today, when I used system restore to go back to the way the PC was on Sunday, the "CCoupScanner" program was once again listed in the 'uninstall a program' menu.

Before, I was able to just remove it by clicking on it in the menu. But now whenever I click on it to try and uninstall it, nothing happens. I want to find out if this potential malware is still on my system or not. Whatever is there, I want to remove all of it. HELP!

EDIT: In the 'uninstall a program' menu, the name is spelled "CCoupScannuErr" from some reason, and the publisher is "CCoiupScanner".


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28 Aug 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

It seems to be an adware. Removal instructions here:
Remove "Ads by CoupScanner" virus (Easy Removal Guide)
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28 Aug 2014   #3
Twario

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
It seems to be an adware. Removal instructions here:
Remove "Ads by CoupScanner" virus (Easy Removal Guide)
Well, the only problem is that no matter how many times I click on "CCoupScannuErr" in the uninstall menu, nothing happens. I was able to do that before this whole system restore business, but I don't know why it isn't working now.

EDIT: just noticed the Revo Uninstaller link, I'll give that a try.
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28 Aug 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

That's also covered in the malwaretips article. Follow all the steps
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28 Aug 2014   #5
Twario

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
That's also covered in the malwaretips article. Follow all the steps
Heh, yeah, sorry about that

Anyways, Revo uninstaller worked like a charm! So satisfying to get rid of that unwanted stuff, thanks for the link. I guess I might've overreacted a bit by calling CCoupScanner malware though. Don't get me wrong it's still bad, but I've experienced much worse. Also, I didn't mean to put dosgamesarchive.com in a bad light, I just need to read more carefully next time.
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28 Aug 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Great!

A few tips for avoiding this in the future:
A PUP is a program that behaves in a way that most people don't want
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