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how do I get rid of a coupon bar?

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I get this yellow bar at the top of my screen asking if I want to see coupons. It is not a toolbar. To the best of my knowledge, it is not an add-on. (If it is, it has an obscure name.) I don't remember installing anything like this. It is not on the list of programs that I can delete. I want to be rid of this nuisance.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

can't remember.

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Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.15) Gecko/20110303 Firefox/3.6.15 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) SearchToolbar/1.2

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the-edmeister
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Without seeing a screenshot of it we can only guess what the problem may be.
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Adding+screenshots
Use the Add images: - Browse... button under the Post a Reply box to select the screenshot image you want to upload to this forum/

You might want to disable or uninstall the SearchToolbar/1.2 extension that you have installed. It usually gets installed with other programs, not something a user normally installs them self/
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Uninstalling+add-ons#How_to_uninstall_extensions_and_themes

mohmd.faisal 0 solutions 1 answers

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Hi,

I have same issue and you can get screen show by clicking the following link:

http://content.screencast.com/users/Muhammad_Faisal/folders/Jing/media/16e0f7a7-7b52-4c7f-9a0b-870a0da7c167/2011-05-12_0254.png

Thanks, Faisal

lrosenblatt 0 solutions 1 answers

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Hi there,

I also had this problem. After digging around a little bit, with no luck on Google, I was able to solve the issue.

This yellow coupon bar is powered by 'Cloudfront.net'. So, here's how to block the host, so the coupon bar will no longer load no matter which browser you're using.

1. Go Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run (or if you have Windows Vista/7, the start menu search box will work also)

2. Type "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc\hosts" (without quotes) -- if prompted, open this file with Notepad.

3. At the very end of the list of hosts, make copy and paste this: 127.0.0.1 d3lvr7yuk4uaui.cloudfront.net


NOTE: Cloudfront.net powers many applications on the Amazon AWS platform. In the event that blocking only "d3lvr7yuk4uaui.cloudfront.net" does not work, a last resort would be blocking the entire domain. (Most likely, you will not encounter any issues in doing so.) To block the entire domain, add this entry to the hosts file: 127.0.0.1 cloudfront.net

4. Save the "hosts" file, clear all of your browser caches, and restart your computer.

The pesky coupon bar should no longer appear :-)

Modified by lrosenblatt