What is StartCoup?

StartCoup is a browser extension that comes bundled with other free applications and programs without the user’s consent. This program is not a virus, but it is necessary as a potentially unwanted programs. After penetration, StartCoup displays a huge amount of publicity in the form of banners and coupons that may apply at the popular online stores, such as Amazon, eBay and others. According to the developers, StartCoup was created to help users to make the most profitable buy and find the best deals, but the main goal of the developers – it is to make money. Most of the proposals are a swindle. In addition, StartCoup can change the browser home page, and significantly reduce performance. StartCoup may collect personal information and pass it on to third parties. If you find StartCoup on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.

How StartCoup gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs are not viruses, but it can cause serious harm to your computer. Malicious software, such as StartCoup comes to PC bundled with free downloads without user consent. However, in most cases, users could easily prevent infection in their computer. It is necessary to closely monitor the installation process, namely remember a few simple rules. Always read the user’s agreement and select the “Advanced” installation type to know about everything that the installer offers. Disagree to install components that cause you suspicious. Also, you can use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If StartCoup already penetrated on your computer, you can use our instructions indicated below.

How to remove StartCoup from your computer?

To uninstall StartCoup remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have StartCoup in their database. You can try to use them for removing StartCoup.

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You can try both of these products to remove StartCoup

Or uninstall StartCoup manually.

Step 1: Remove StartCoup from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find StartCoup.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find StartCoup and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find StartCoup, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate StartCoup and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove StartCoup from your browser.

Step 2: Remove StartCoup from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find StartCoup.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose StartCoup.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable StartCoup.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of StartCoup:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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