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What is coupon companion-bg.exe?

Part of Coupon Companion by 215 Apps

What is it?

Coupon Companion exe (coupon companion-bg.exe) is a background process that is loaded with Internet Explorer via the Coupon Companion BHO. Coupon Companion is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits.

What if I disable Coupon Companion?

Coupon Companion may be bundled with, or require the installation of, third-party software, such as but not limited search engine toolbars. Such bundling enables the Coupon Companion to collect information and update the Plugin. When installing Coupon Companion, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Coupon Companion in disabling other conflicting software.
Description of coupon companion-bg.exe from 215 Apps
The Coupon Companion shopping companion will help save you money by finding and presenting the top active coupons for the site you're browsing. After installation Coupon Companion will let you know when there are coupons by showing a counter in the top right of Web sites. Coupons from Coupon Companion apply with a single click, making it easier than ever to apply savings to your online purchases.
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How does coupon companion-bg.exe run?

Process - coupon companion-bg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. coupon companion-bg.exe is executed by the process iexplore.exe (Internet Explorer by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the coupon companion-bg.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of coupon companion-bg.exe users, 72.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is coupon companion-bg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.21630% CPU2162986.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.25 MB RAM15.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
40 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\coupon companion\coupon companion-bg.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc., simply referred to as the More...
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File details

File name: coupon companion-bg.exe
Publisher: 215 Apps (verified)
Name: Coupon Companion
Description: Coupon Companion exe
Version: 1.1.150.20
Size: 877.38 KB
Original file name: Coupon Companion.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Friendly Apps
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 4/30/2012
Expiration date: 5/1/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2303129679%
Privileged CPU: 0.0140143481%
User CPU: 0.21629861978395%
Privileged CPU time: 1311.89 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 40
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 51.46 MB
Peak committed memory: 57.47 MB
Paged memory: 3.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.3 MB
Paged system memory: 84.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.76 KB
Working set memory: 1.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.99 MB
Min working set memory: 1.16 MB
Private memory: 3.25 MB
Page faults: 742,486
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 93
Total read transfer: 75.47 KB
Total write operations: 29
Total write transfer: 35.67 KB
Total other operations: 2,988
Total other transfer: 135.56 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 2
Resources
Handle count average: 195
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\coupon companion\coupon companion-bg.exe" /createbg

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 2959

Image hashes

MD5: 36d141d4b497090ef2efcd5c27cc3758
SHA-1: 5e574a2d1b9c2a930ed2253670de27f97080e270
SHA-256: 22c3f96016b0f5415e36e8d41400d6da4eefc3760b1b90ceefa44ecc075fa1bf

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File entropy: 6.54290
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oleacc.dll
shell32.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
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