Savings App

Also Known As: Savings App Virus
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: Moderate
Damage Level

Savings App - how to remove this adware?

What is Savings App?

The Savings App browser add-on displays coupon ads when computer users visit online shopping websites. This browser extension is developed by 215 Apps (Excellent Apps) and can be downloaded from its homepage or may be installed on users' computers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Whilst this browser plug-in is not technically a virus or malware, it is categorized as adware, since when installed, it hijacks the Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) and displays deceptive ads from other websites. The add-on also generates coupon ad pop-ups whenever users visit online shopping websites.

Many computer users report that they have not willingly installed Savings App, and yet they observe ads related to this extension. This situation may occur when Savings App is installed inadvertently on Internet browsers together with freeware. Note that many free software developers bundle their programs with unwanted browser add-ons such as this in order to monetize their free products. Other common sources of unwanted browser add-ons include download websites, may of which use download clients offering installation of additional software on users' computers.

Savings App

Savings App is not a virus, however, it is an unwanted application and is not recommended for installation on your system. If you feel that you have not willingly installed Savings App, but it is present on your computer, express caution in future when downloading and installing free software. Always closely check each installation step of freeware, opting-out of any suggested changes to your Internet browsers. To eliminate Savings App and 'Ads not by this site' ads from your Internet browsers, follow the removal guide provided.

Quick menu:

Savings App 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".

Savings App uninstall

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

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

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Remove Savings App from browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove Savings App from Internet Explorer:

Savings App 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 (SavingsApp) and disable this entry.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Savings App, 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 Savings App from Google Chrome:

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

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with the removal of Savings App 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 Savings App from Mozilla FireFox:

Savings App 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: "SavingsApp".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Savings App, 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:

Savings App 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 Savings App distribution:

Free software download clients used in adware distribution

To avoid installation of Savings App 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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