Browse2Save Virus

Also Known As: Browse to Save Ads
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: High
Damage Level

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 adware

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.

Quick menu:

Browse to Save (Browse2Save) virus removal:

Windows 7 users:

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Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".

Windows XP users:

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Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

WIndows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

browse to save adware uninstall

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.

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Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware from Internet Explorer:

browse to save adware Internet Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Browse2save Class" and disable it.

Optional method:

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 on "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 on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click on the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options". In the opened windows select "Advanced" tab and click on the "Reset" button.

Google Chrome logoRemove Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware from Google Chrome:

browse to save adware google chrome

Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options 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?

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with the removal of Browse2Save add-on, you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". In the opened menu select "Extensions" and click "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click on the "Show advanced settings…." link. After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click on the "Reset browser settings" button. In the opened window click on the "Reset" button.

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Browse to Save (Browse2Save) adware from Mozilla FireFox:

browse to save adware mozilla firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Browse2save".

Optional method:

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 on the Firefox menufirefox menu iconin the opened menu click on the "Open Help Menu" iconfirefox help menu then select "Troubleshooting Information", in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.

Summary:

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:

Free software download clients used in adware 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:

Using decline button to avoid installation of adware

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:

Using custom installation when downloading free software
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Browse2Save Virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

If you have additional information on Browse2Save Virus or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

Comments 

 
#14 Karin 2013-04-04 14:18
Can't you block browsetosave from setting new cookies or do you have to delete them every time?
It's invasive! I already have images blocked on my fb but b2s always finds a way to squeeze into my pc.
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#13 Pat 2013-04-02 23:56
Bekara, for Google click on the customise and control Google Chrome button in the right hand top corner (3 parallel horizontal lines, click tools, click extensions and then you will see browse to save, click the disable and rubbish bin to remove it.
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#12 Katrin 2013-03-29 10:04
Thank you so much! Since three days I am cleaning my computer and browsers from that Browse to Save adware. All was cleaned, except for Firefox (where I had reset/removed many malicious configurations already). Your FF suggestion did the trick!
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#11 Marcel Gerrebrands 2013-02-27 10:21
Quoting Mick Adams:
Good day to you
I use Firefox and Browse to Save does not show in "Extensions" so can't be removed.
I also went to "Control Panel" and "Change or Uninstall" and the bloody thing doesn't show there either.
Kindest regards
Mick Adams

Hi Mick...trie to find it in the cookies of your Firefox. There I found mine.
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#10 Marcel Gerrebrands 2013-02-27 10:17
I had Browse2safe on my Laptop. I didnt find it with tehe addons or in my software. I use Firefox and finally find out that it was hidden in a cookie on Firefox.
So go to tools-->options-->privacy-->remove individual cookies.
Look for the browse2safe cookie and delete it. Now you are clean again untill you download it again. But you know now how to delete it.
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#9 rollingstoner 2013-01-26 16:48
The people who created this deserves death penalty. I had big problems removing this since it's name was not browsetosave but "adobe something.." Had to remove all addons I wasn't familiar with and after that I finally got rid of this.
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#8 Retiisi 2013-01-15 15:51
Was driving me nuts too - so aggressive!
Thank you for this info sorted it out!!!!
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#7 doozer 2013-01-03 17:16
Windows XP home, I down loaded this via free program site. ALL of the above ideas do not work, Spybot does nOT detecht it. Not in any of the files as shown. Drving me crazy. HELP !!!!
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#6 tommy 2012-12-19 03:46
OMG! this has been driving me NUTS!!
I found extensions listed above, and removed them all. Voila! thank you SOOOoh much!
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#5 admin 2012-12-13 01:34
Hi Tom,
Browse to Save adware can come bundled with other browser add-ons, look through the list of installed plug-ins and remove these:

Vid Saver
CodecV
BCoolApp
Fast Save
CodecM
I Want This
Start Now Toolbar
Save As
VDownloader
CouponDropDown
FaceBook Dislike Button
Installation Assistant
Coupon Companion
1ClickDownloader
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