So there is a lot of hub-ub going on right now about coupons.com downloading a virus. Is this just hype or is it real. If it is real, why is it happening? Honestly? It seems to be hit or miss for some people – however many of the issues came to light after after a coupon was released on Facebook, which linked you directly to coupons.com. I have been doing research on this trying to find the source of the issue.
While we always hope that the programs and applications we use are infallible, they are not. They can be hacked and viruses can then be downloaded onto our personal computers. Does this mean that coupons.com isn’t safe? No it doesn’t. I have had no issues with them and have printed several coupons myself in the past 24 hours. Does this mean you won’t have an issue? Unfortunately it doesn’t. What it does mean is that you need to protect your PC.
You should always have up to date anti-virus protection if you are doing anything on the internet. Not only that, you should have it set up for automatic updates so that the moment these companies find a new virus and develop a way to battle it, your computer always be up to date. If you are looking for something, I can personally recommend AVG. It is free for basic protection and updates frequently, so you have the most up to date protection for your system.
This shouldn’t be cause for panic. There is no reason to send out blanket emails or statements that scream – “COUPONS.COM ISN’T SAFE”! If you have concerns with their site, please take it up with them directly. Hopefully this answers your questions about this matter and you have the information to do what is best for you.