Some anti-malware programs classify Coupons.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Application.SearchProtect.BL (detected by BitDefender), and Application.SearchProtect.BL (detected by F-Secure). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Download.com Installer 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 Download.com Installer and how to get rid of it.
The process known as Download.com Installer or Slick Savings for Internet Explorer or Browser Extensions for Internet Explorer belongs to software Browser Extensions or Slick Savings or www.spigot.com or Guardião - Itaú (version 30 horas) by Spigot (www.spigot.com) or Cloud Installer.
Description: Coupons.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Coupons.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 608,720 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 354,256 bytes and 10 more variants.
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 34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. Coupons.dll is not a Windows system file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.
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If Coupons.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 608,720 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 248,816 bytes and 4 more variants. The program is not visible. It is able to monitor web browsers. It is not a Windows core file. It is a file with no information about its developer. The file is digitally signed.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Coupons.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Application.SearchProtect.BL (detected by BitDefender), and Application.SearchProtect.BL (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the Coupons.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Download.com Installer 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Coupons process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Coupons.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.