Published Aug 03, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Adware:Win32/Peapoon

Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This adware program shows ads that you cannot control as you browse the web.

Find out more about how and why we identify unwanted software.

NOTE: On March 31, 2017, an incorrect detection for our cloud-based protection for Adware:Win32/Peapoon was identified and immediately fixed.

To ensure that this issue is remediated, you can do a forced daily update to download your Microsoft antimalware and antispyware software. The fix has been deployed in signature build 1.239.530.0 on March 31, 2017, 2:50 PM PDT.

See Updating your Microsoft antimalware and antispyware software for more information.

This program poses a high threat to your PC.

You might need to manually update your Microsoft security software.

After updating, make sure you run a full scan. Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

Remove programs

You might need to manually remove this program:

The entry for this program may be called "Coupoon".

If an uninstaller is not available, does not work properly, or you do not want to use it, you can use the following free tools to detect and remove this program and other potentially unwanted software from your PC:

Use cloud protection

Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10. 

Go to All settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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