PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel

Short bio

PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of applications that recommend alternative products while you are surfing.

install Browsing Secure

Example of a PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel variant called Browsing Secure

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel is adware that promises to save the user money by making alternative offers. Sometimes they come as browser extensions and other variants are programs that run in the background.
PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel is sometimes installed by users knowingly and sometimes as part of a bundler.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel by using real-time protection.

block PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

Domain: montiera.com

Folder: %PROGRAMFILES%\Coupon Marvel

Associated threats

  • PUP.Optional.BrowsingSecure
  • PUP.Optional.TomorrowGames
  • PUP.Optional.SecurityUtility

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