Also Known As: Browse to Save Ads, Type: Adware, Distribution: High
Damage level: Medium
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
Browse to Save (Browse2save) - how to remove?
What is Browse to Save?
The Browse to Save (Browse2Save) browser add-on displays coupons and deals when browsing online shopping websites. This plug-in self-installs on the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox browsers. This browser plug-in is not directly related to malware or virus infections, can be downloaded from its homepage, and may be bundled with free software or other browser add-ons. Although this browser extension may be useful to some, many users report that it installed on their computers without consent and it is difficult to remove.
If you feel that you have not willingly installed the Browse to Save (Browse2Save) plug-in and receive continual coupon proposals, this browser extension was probably installed along with free software downloaded from the Internet. Free software developers often bundle their programs with browser toolbars and plug-ins for monetization purposes. Computer users should express caution when installing software downloaded from the Internet. To prevent inadvertent installation of unwanted toolbars and extensions, closely inspect each installation window of any free software, unchecking options that suggest you install additional browser extensions, change you browser homepage or default search engine.
Browse to Save (Browse2Save) is not technically a virus or malware - it is an unwanted browser add-on, which self-installs on users' computers together with free software. If you have willingly installed this browser extension, and are happy to with its services to discover coupon deals, then you need take no further action. If, however, you find the pop-ups annoying and have no use for it, you can use the guide below to help eliminate these problems. Note that having the Browse to Save browser add-on installed on your computer is not recommended, since this may lead to privacy issues (it collects personal information) and installation of additional unwanted applications (it shows third party ads). Note also that Browse to Save is similar to CouponDropDown, DealCabby, and PricePeep. Use this removal guide to eliminate this adware from your computer.
- What is BrowseToSave?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BrowseToSave application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BrowseToSave add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BrowseToSave plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove BrowseToSave extension from Mozilla Firefox.
Browse to Save (Browse2Save) virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
WIndows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Browse2Save", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Browse2save Class" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems removing Browse to Save, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Browse2save", select this entry and click on the trash can icon.
If the Browse2save extension is greyed out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue having problems with the removal of Browse2Save add-on, you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware from Mozilla FireFox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Browse2save".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Browse2Save, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Browse2Save Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.
Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Browse2Save Virus distribution:
To avoid installation of Browse2Save Virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:
When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Browse2Save Virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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