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COUPON PRINTER Program may contain MALWARE - 4/12/2017

I will convert these URLs to Clickable Links, soon.

For now, please copy and paste the link into your Browser.

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Coupon-Printer-for-Windows-7673-program.aspx

     Do NOT INSTALL ANYTHING FROM THIS (above) SITE.

     NEVER UPDATE DRIVERS NOR SOFTWARE AT THE REQUEST OF A SITE.

     IF YOU DECIDE TO UPDATE, GO TO THE SITE THAT CREATED THE SOFTWARE (Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla,...)

http://napavalleyregister.com/business/columnists/jill-cataldo/safe-websites-for-coupon-printing/article_37a058ed-d9d8-5b2e-837d-46c872eafdb0.html

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/coupon-printer-virus-removal/

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/137442-malware-coupon-printer

http://www.solvusoft.com/en/files/error-virus-removal/exe/windows/coupons-com-inc/coupon-printer/couponprinter-exe/

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20236965-Is-installing-a-Coupon-Printer-safe

The usual setting is to allow automatic UPDATES for COUPON PRINTER - DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN.

After months of normal behavior, our copy of COUPON PRINTER apparently tried to install a MALICIOUS UPDATE.

My Norton 360 (anti-malware software) prevented COUPON PRINTER's update from modifying some system files, BUT WINDOWS 7 was permanently DESTROYED - I had to install three backups to even get Windows 7 to boot. The Windows autofix program FAILED to fix the problem.

After that, I noticed that NORTON 360 was no longer functioning - NORTON'S AUTOFIX (delete and install) FAILED - leaving my computer with NO Anti-Malware running or even on the hard drive.

I had to call Norton's FAST help line and I allowed Norton to delete, re-install, update Norton 360 and scan for any left over viruses.

I then noticed that my mail program, THUNDERBIRD 52.0 would not run - so I re-installed it and got around that problem.

I then ran 3 hours of 4 different Malware detectors (finding no problems).

And I had gone through THREE Windows 7 Restore Points before finding one that would boot properly.

It took about SIX HOURS to recover my Windows 7 system and verify that it contained no malware.

MORALS:

1)  create a WINDOWS RESTORE POINT FAIRLY OFTEN (WEEKLY? AT LEAST BEFORE ANY SOFTWARE CHANGES ARE MADE).

     http://www.woodsmall.com/CREATE-A-WINDOWS-7-or-WINDOWS-8-RESTORE-POINT.txt

2) If you are going to run COUPON PRINTER, at least always do updates MANUALLY, AFTER creating a Windows Restore Point

     Bye the way, if  this malware had been RANSOMWARE, the Windows Restore would NOT have gotten my data back.

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