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Getting Rid Of Adware:Win32/peapoon

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help

Loretta’s got a nasty bit of adware on her PC. She writes: Despite having 3  antispam, Microsoft Essentials, Spybot and Malwarebytes a thing named   Adware:Win32/peapoon has infected my computer and sends one hundred, minimum (at least), pop ups and ads. I tried everything,..full scans and searching and I can’t get rid of it.  The instant I start up they pile in ! I need help in getting rid of it.  

Loretta, you’ll want to manually uninstall the program if your security programs aren’t taking care of it.  Type “Uninstall or change a program” into the search box in your Start or Charms Menu and click on the results. When the Uninstall window opens,  you’ll want to look for a program called Coupoon version 1.8. Either scroll down or search for it in the search box at the top of the Uninstall or change a program Window.


Then select the program and choose “Uninstall “at the top.


~ Cynthia


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3 Responses to “Getting Rid Of Adware:Win32/peapoon”

  1. Jadesqr says:

    Hey Cynthia,
    Though you have probably did more research than I, if you don’t remove all the program it will keep coming back. I would heartaly recommend ‘Revo Uninstaller’ per example:

  2. Shanker says:

    Hi Cynthia,

    I don’t know how far your method can be applied for all such infections. Nowadays, viruses make entries in Registry and dodge their detection and too. Their names don’t even appear on the list when searched for. And, one needs to remove the Registry entries too, which is beyond normal users. The chances are that the viruses infected us have infected many others already. Fortunately, good samaritan techies exist on Net. They offer specific downloadable solutions for free! So, anyone can search for them with keywords ‘Remove…..virus’.

    This is applicable not only for virus removal and other technical problems but even for adding new tricks to improve our Computer experience! I’ve used this method quite sometimes successfully.

    • Shanker says:

      Do not contact any unknown tech sites or ‘Microsoft Support’ over phone and hand over your PC! Look for the reputation of those sites and try only their suggested methods or free downloads. If your AV/Anti-Malware tool cautions against accessing any site or downloading their ‘Solution(!)’, please run away!

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