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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Coupon Time?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Coupon Time is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

How do I know if my computer is effected by Coupon Time?

This is how the first screen of the installer looks:

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And you may see these browser extensions/add-ons:

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or this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did Coupon Time get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Coupon Time?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Coupon Time?
  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes Coupon Time completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Coupon Time hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:
O2 - BHO: Coupon Time 1.0.0.7 - {b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimebho.dll
Possible signs in FRST logs:
 BHO-x32: Coupon Time 1.0.0.7 -> {b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimebho.dll [2015-07-28] (Coupon Time)
 FF Extension: Coupon Time 1.0.1 - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\{eaded113-a9ae-432d-9eaa-de6a47e7574c}.xpi [2015-07-28]
 C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time

Coupon Time (HKLM\...\Coupon Time) (Version: 2015.07.20.183040 - Coupon Time) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time
       Adds the file {eaded113-a9ae-432d-9eaa-de6a47e7574c}.xpi"="7/28/2015 11:34 AM, 9741 bytes, A
       Adds the file CouponTime.ico"="7/20/2015 8:41 PM, 1150 bytes, A
       Adds the file CouponTimebho.dll"="7/28/2015 11:34 AM, 269040 bytes, A
       Adds the file CouponTimeUninstall.exe"="7/20/2015 8:42 PM, 248256 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file {eaded113-a9ae-432d-9eaa-de6a47e7574c}.xpi"="7/28/2015 11:34 AM, 9741 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "5FB4B8B2-DF7F-40A7-AAA6-99ECFE74B468"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "366"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ICouponTime"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{EC4D632E-5768-4E2C-B1F3-16AA35474B25}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EC4D632E-5768-4E2C-B1F3-16AA35474B25}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "CouponTimeIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EC4D632E-5768-4E2C-B1F3-16AA35474B25}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimebho.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EC4D632E-5768-4E2C-B1F3-16AA35474B25}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EC4D632E-5768-4E2C-B1F3-16AA35474B25}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "F9E62597-5CE2-4A00-B902-B6E38D29F636"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "5FB4B8B2-DF7F-40A7-AAA6-99ECFE74B468"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "366"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Coupon Time 1.0.0.7"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimebho.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{ec4d632e-5768-4e2c-b1f3-16aa35474b25}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ICouponTime"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{EC4D632E-5768-4E2C-B1F3-16AA35474B25}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Coupon Time]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTime.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Coupon Time"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2015.07.20.183040"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 273
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time"
       "InstallTime"="REG_SZ", "2015-07-28 11:34:05"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Coupon Time"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimeuninstall.exe /S"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimeuninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://thecoupontime.com/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://thecoupontime.com"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Coupon Time]
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_CouponTime"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Coupon Time\Chrome]
       "sgc"="REG_SZ", "true"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Coupon Time\Firefox]
       "sff"="REG_SZ", "false"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Coupon Time\Internet Explorer]
       "sie"="REG_SZ", "false"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Coupon Time 1.0.0.7"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Coupon Time]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "2015-07-28 11:34:05"
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_CouponTime"
       "is"="REG_SZ", "def_CouponTime"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Coupon Time\Chrome]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "1C40F329-5684-4745-87D8-FC3EB401BDE3"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Coupon Time\Firefox]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "9DC6DBAA-B098-4D0A-A0E3-531D4B47598D"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Coupon Time\Internet Explorer]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "918DA628-1178-4D08-9EB9-3A683532447D"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 7/28/2015
Scan Time: 11:40 AM
Logfile: mbamCouponTime.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.1.8.1057
Malware Database: v2015.07.28.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.07.22.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 324393
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 25 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 17
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [fa28b037eaa04aec99e5c3010ff3a858], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [fa28b037eaa04aec99e5c3010ff3a858], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [fa28b037eaa04aec99e5c3010ff3a858], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{b7f975e4-2467-475f-9cfd-994f39ab5bb5}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{ec4d632e-5768-4e2c-b1f3-16aa35474b25}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{2CBAD022-A28C-473B-AD47-A5CB9AF57603}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{ec4d632e-5768-4e2c-b1f3-16aa35474b25}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{ec4d632e-5768-4e2c-b1f3-16aa35474b25}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{B7F975E4-2467-475F-9CFD-994F39AB5BB5}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{B7F975E4-2467-475F-9CFD-994F39AB5BB5}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{B7F975E4-2467-475F-9CFD-994F39AB5BB5}, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Coupon Time, Quarantined, [101212d594f6a6901ab0b2f42bd63bc5], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Coupon Time, Quarantined, [041e6a7d4d3d979f1e2e256c4aba3fc1], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Coupon Time, Quarantined, [1f0321c6c9c10036d07b415054b0629e], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time, Quarantined, [c959f7f0e7a35ed8176d966f5fa4ec14], 

Files: 5
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimebho.dll, Quarantined, [8b97f1f6b0daf4427e017c4ca75b7888], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\CouponTime.exe, Quarantined, [d15110d74446191de8e24b5bdb26f907], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTimeUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [101212d594f6a6901ab0b2f42bd63bc5], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\CouponTime.ico, Quarantined, [c959f7f0e7a35ed8176d966f5fa4ec14], 
PUP.Optional.CouponTime.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Coupon Time\{eaded113-a9ae-432d-9eaa-de6a47e7574c}.xpi, Quarantined, [c959f7f0e7a35ed8176d966f5fa4ec14], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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