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.



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

block PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.CouponMarvel


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

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a File or Folder and use the Browse button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary folder(s) that belong to the software.
  • If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects to the Internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.


Domain: montiera.com

Folder: %PROGRAMFILES%\Coupon Marvel

Associated threats

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

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