Giant Savings Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Giant Savings - how to remove unwanted Giant Savings ads?
The Giant Savings browser add-on promises to help Internet users save money whilst shopping online. This browser add-on is developed by excellent apps (215 apps) and is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, and Internet Explorer. Note that this browser extension, and ads appearing on the online shopping websites, are not related to virus or malware infections, however, this browser plug-in is promoted using free software (bundling) and computer users often install it unwillingly.
If you feel that Giant Savings was installed on your computer without your consent, it was probably installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Users should realize that many freeware developers employ browser add-ons such as these to monetize their free software Therefore, to avoid installation of unwanted browser extensions, closely inspect each installation step of any freeware and disallow any suggested changes to your Internet browser settings. While Giant Savings is not technically a virus, it is an unwanted application which should be removed from your computer. Unwanted browser extensions such as these diminish Internet browsing performance and display unwanted ads.
There are two methods by which Giant Savings is installed on computer systems: 1) users download Giant Savings from its homepage and are aware of its existence, or; 2) freeware is downloaded and installed on the user's system, and the Giant Savings plug-in is also installed without consent. If you feel that this add-on was unwillingly installed on your computer, and you do not wish to see unwanted ads when browsing online shopping websites, use this removal guide to eliminate the Giant Savings extension from your computer.
Giant Savings removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "GiantSavings" (215 Apps), select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "GiantSavings" (215 Apps), select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling Giant Savings, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Giant Savings from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Giant Savings from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Excellent Apps related entries (Giant Savings) and disable this entry.
If you continue to have problems with removal of Giant Savings, 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.
Remove Giant Savings from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Giant Savings", select this entry and click on the trash can icon.
Remove Giant Savings from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Giant Savings".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Giant Savings, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Giant Savings Adware 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 Giant Savings Adware distribution:
To avoid installation of Giant Savings Adware 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 Giant Savings Adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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