Giant Savings Adware

Also Known As: Giant Savings Virus
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: High
Damage Level

Giant Savings - how to remove unwanted Giant Savings ads?

What is Giant Savings?

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.

Giant Savings adware

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.

Quick menu:

Giant Savings removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

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".

Giant Savings adware uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Giant Savings", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling Giant Savings, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Remove Giant Savings from browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove Giant Savings from Internet Explorer:

Giant Savings 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 Excellent Apps related entries (Giant Savings) and disable this entry.

Optional method:

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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove Giant Savings from Google Chrome:

Giant Savings 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: "Giant Savings", select this entry and click on the trash can icon.

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with the removal of Giant Savings 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". 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.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

 In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Giant Savings from Mozilla FireFox:

Giant Savings 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 this add-on: "Giant Savings".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Giant Savings, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,firefox menu iconin the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

Select "Troubleshooting Information".

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset by clicking the

Summary:

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:

Free software download clients used in 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:

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
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