How to remove the CouponBarIE malware

Most antivirus programs classify CouponBarIE.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as CouponBar (detected by McAfee), and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Coupons (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated CouponBarIE software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about CouponBarIE and how to get rid of it.

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CouponBarIE.dll file information

The process known as CouponBarIE belongs to software CouponBar by Coupons.

Description: CouponBarIE.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CouponBarIE.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 509,272 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 513,632 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 62960D20-6D0D-1AB4-4BF1-95B0B5B8783A. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. CouponBarIE.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with CouponBarIE.dll, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > CouponBar).

Recommended: Identify CouponBarIE.dll related errors

Important: You should check the CouponBarIE.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If CouponBarIE has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving CouponBarIE issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active CouponBarIE process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the CouponBarIE.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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