Remove Query.couponsimplified.com

Query.couponsimplified.com is part of adware program that once installed on the browser; it will redirect all search queries to said URL. This redirect adware can spoil users browsing experience due to numerous hijacking issues and pop-up ads. Query.couponsimplified.com may also cause additional adware infection when user clicks on malicious paid links posted on its questionable search result page.

In most instances, victims are completely unaware on the entry of Query.couponsimplified.com into their computer. Browser hijacker such as this commonly sneaks on the computer as part of software bundles. Installation is usually unsolicited because it loads in stealthy manner while installing software package. Thus, be mindful when downloading and installing freeware especially if the source is doubtful.

Once the adware is installed, it integrates browser extension, which will support the modification of homepage and new tab settings. These vital pages of the browser will start with Query.couponsimplified.com. Search tool may also suffer from the same outcome because configuration of this function is also dominated by the adware. Each time user search the internet, all inquiries are redirected to Query.couponsimplified.com before it display the result on Yahoo Search. The intention of adware makers is to collect information from web users. Anticipating browsing input of user is important to record information like search keywords, favorite websites, and online interests of web users.

Image of Query.couponsimplified.com

It is clear that Query.couponsimplified.com do not really provide search enhancements as what it claims. In fact, its presence is an obstruction to ones online browsing activity. Thus, we highly recommend removing Query.couponsimplified.com as soon as possible. Complete guide is posted below to ensure complete and effective removal of this unwanted search engine.

Online Security Scanner Report for Query.couponsimplified.com

Online ScannerScan FindingsUpdated on
Google Safe BrowsingNo unsafe content foundOct. 29, 2020
Norton Safe WebCautionOct. 29, 2020
Sucuri SiteCheckLow Security RiskOct. 29, 2020

Query.couponsimplified.com Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised Windows computer. Aside from removing the malicious browser extension, this guide is also helpful in deleting browser hijacker and pop-ups.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Delete Query.couponsimplified.com Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to Query.couponsimplified.com.

Remove Query.couponsimplified.com Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find Query.couponsimplified.com or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome browser.

Uninstall Query.couponsimplified.com Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is pertaining to Query.couponsimplified.com and remove it from the browser.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that Query.couponsimplified.com is also gone from the homepage.

Remove Query.couponsimplified.com Add-ons from Internet Explorer and Edge Browser

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of Query.couponsimplified.com from Toolbars and Extension. Additionally, delete unwanted entry from Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If Query.couponsimplified.com is still present on the IE browser and there are still unwanted homepage and pop-ups, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

7. Select Query.couponsimplified.com or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Step 2 : Scan the computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

To remove Query.couponsimplified.com automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful anti-virus tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware, it is also effective in discovering browser hijacker like Query.couponsimplified.com that slows down online browsing activities.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process.

Screnshot of Sophos Installer

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

Screenshot of Sophos EULA Page

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like Query.couponsimplified.com.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Query.couponsimplified.com and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

Screenshot of Sophos Virus Scan

The above procedures should have totally eliminated the Query.couponsimplified.com browser hijacker. However, if you found that there are still remnants of the threat, please proceed to manual removal of associated objects as outlined below.

Step 3 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Query.couponsimplified.com on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications as well as invalid browser entries that produces hijacking, redirects, and pop-ups.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Query.couponsimplified.com.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Query.couponsimplified.com. It will also check for suspicious entries on browser settings that is associated with the hijacker.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Check if your internet browser application is no longer being bothered by Query.couponsimplified.com. If the browser hijacker still persists, please continue with the steps below to reset internet programs to default settings.

Optional : Reset Internet Browser Program

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Query.couponsimplified.com. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Query.couponsimplified.com. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. On the address bar, type chrome://settings/reset and press Enter key.
3. Under Reset and clean up section, choose Restore settings to their original defaults.
4. Click Reset settings button to clear all entries of Query.couponsimplified.com.
5. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed Query.couponsimplified.com extension and associated objects.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Query.couponsimplified.com. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Input the string about:support on Firefox web address and press Enter on keyboard.
2. You will now see the Troubleshooting Information page of Mozilla Firefox.
3. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Give Firefox a tune up. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
4. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.
5. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Query.couponsimplified.com should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.
2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.
3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference. Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Query.couponsimplified.com and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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