CouponBar

CouponBar

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,816
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 17, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Print discount coupons directly from your browser with this freeware, though registration is required to access all this software offers. CouponBar adds a new toolbar on your Web browser with links that lead to well-known manufacturers' sites. There's a pull-down menu with offers for products including food, beverages, health care, and personal care. To fully take advantage of coupons, you'll need to register on the Coupon.com site. With most you'll also need to register on the manufacturer's site before accessing coupons the first time. Money-wise shoppers will appreciate the money-saving coupons CouponBar has in store, though there are some hoops to jump through before accessing them.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"BAD NEWS.CNET FALSE ADVERTISING ADWARE MISDIRECT."

March 14, 2014  |  By garystvshow

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

THERE ARE NO PROS TO ADWARE WHEN CNET MISLEADS THE PUBLIC.

Cons

THERE ARE CONS TO ADWARE WHEN CNET MISLEADS THE PUBLIC.

Summary

CNET FALSE ADVERTISING. COUPON BAR BUNDLE VIRUS REDIRECT THAT DOESN'T SHOW UP IN PROGRAM FILES, REVO UNINSTALLER, EXTENSIONS,PLUG INS......KIDNAPS SYSTEM. UNABLE TO REMOVE.

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5 stars

"Needed to print UPC codes/coupons"

August 16, 2013  |  By DH1

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

With CouponBar installed coupons/UPC codes print perfectly.

Cons

Spybot continues to report CouponBar as Adware.

Summary

I don't print a large number of coupons at home. Over the years I have, without problem, installed/uninstalled CouponBar several times. (I've uninstalled CouponBar only because I forget why I installed it!)

Coupons from reputable companies (grocery and drug stores, etc.) continue to require CouponBar in order to print. I do not believe reputable companies would require the installation of a "harmful" program. Therefore, even though reported as Adware, I consider CouponBar to be safe.

Maybe I'm naive.

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1 stars

"Adware and possibly Spyware"

April 20, 2013  |  By Payload617

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

-None, not one.

Cons

-Adware, before removal I would get pop-ups regularly regardless of me having Adblock Plus.
-Impossible for Spybot S&D To remove registry values, I've scanned probably 10 times after clicking 'Fix' and removing the deleted registry values for this and it keeps showing up.

Summary

Do NOT download for your safety, you're better off clipping coupons out of your magazines.

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1 stars

"Conflict with Flash in Chrome"

June 24, 2012  |  By LDemeter5

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

Couponing. If only I could...

Cons

Crashes occur on all sites with flash videos. Most noticeably YouTube.

Summary

My computer details:

1. Chrome Version Version 19.0.1084.56. Browser is up to date with all the latest plug-in upgrades.
2. Operating System: Mac OS X
3. Chrome crashes occur on all sites with flash videos. Most noticeably YouTube.

After much trial and error trying to determine the problem as to why my Flash videos were not working in Google Chrome but was working properly in other browsers, I took the painstaking step of disabling/enabling all my plugins and extensions. CouponBar was the problem in Chrome. It, however, works fine in Firefox for me.

I don't know if Google or Coupons is to blame for this bug. But you got to work with what browsers you got, so I'm blaming the Coupons Developer for not bug-testing in Chrome.

Updated on Jun 24, 2012

To CNet--- even though you removed your review, you still need to remove your 4-star Editors' rating from your search and notify Coupons that you no longer endorse their plug-in because they use your seal of approval on their website: http://couponbar.coupons.com/Install.asp

Updated on Jun 24, 2012

To CNet--- even though you removed your review, you still need to remove your 4-star Editors' rating from your search and notify Coupons that you no longer endorse their plug-in because they use your seal of approval on their website: couponbar[dot]coupons[dot]com

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1 stars

"Separate software was required to remove this ADWARE!!!"

March 09, 2011  |  By lyricmama

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

None that I know of.

Cons

Does not remove itself from PC upon uninstalling.

Summary

I could not agree more with the users who complained that this software messed up their registry with unremoveable Adware. CNET should be ashamed to have rated this 4 stars and it seems like an oversight. I also (based on the recommendation in a previous review here) downloaded (with trepidation) "Spybot - Search and Destroy" in order to remove it. I was careful with the options that I chose when downloading this removal tool as I did not want it to interfere with my current internet security (Norton 360).

I downloaded Spybot S&D and it immediately found 39 entries for CouponBar that were supposedly "uninstalled" (not).

Any software that adds adware that does NOT REMOVE ITSELF from your computer when uninstalled is SPAM and unforgiveable. C'mon CNET. Get with the program!

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1 stars

"malware!!!"

August 08, 2010  |  By iamviv

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

There is nothing good about this.

Cons

DON'T download this. I always trusted Cnet but with this getting their ok I have to question that now. I got this off with SpyBot. Make sure you update it. Also the it take you off as administrator so you have to go into recovery to get it off.

Summary

This is a terrible, it Cnet should not be endorsing this.

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1 stars

"This is spyware; don't download it"

October 29, 2009  |  By jrosenberry1

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

Easy download

Cons

I believe this is spyware; since its download strange ads and "your computer might be infected!" pages keep popping up. PLUS - you cannot remove this program by going to add/remove programs. It won't come off.

Summary

Don't risk it.

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4 stars

"Easy and decent coupons"

June 22, 2009  |  By submarine5

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

Quick to use

Cons

Some coupons not sure why they selected

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2 stars

"then why doesn't someone tell spybot S&D"

March 03, 2008  |  By headmaster18

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

My wife likes it.

Cons

I am weary because spybot S&D always tells me it's not supposed to be there.I can't afford to have one of my two daughters or my wife put something on something I've spent years perfecting(but she does it anyway...go figure).Until they can can get together with the spyware removal makers and convince them there product does not belong on their list.They get a two!

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3 stars

"same as any"

February 27, 2008  |  By wevrchic

 |  Version: CouponBar 2

Pros

I get the same coupons at albertsons.com

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
Version 2 does not require any registration and has over 55,000 new recipes.
General
Publisher Coupons
Publisher web site http://www.coupons.com
Release Date July 17, 2007
Date Added July 17, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Internet Explorer 6
Download Information
File Size 1.4MB
File Name CouponBar.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,816
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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