Lucky Savings

Also Known As: Lucky Savings Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: <strong>Medium</strong>

Lucky Savings - how to eliminate unwanted coupon ads?

What is Lucky Savings?

Lucky Savings is a browser extension developed by 215 Apps (Excellent Apps), who claim that the add-on helps users save time and money whilst shopping online. While some Internet users see this extension as useful, many report that Lucky Savings was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) without their consent. Note that this browser extension is not related to malware or virus infections, however, the developers use deceptive methods to promote Lucky Savings. Commonly, this browser add-on is installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

This promotion method is called bundling, an advertising strategy that has a downside for the user: promoted software is often installed unwillingly. To avoid installation of unwanted browser plug-ins, always closely inspect each installation step of freeware, disallowing any suggested changes to your Internet browsers (such as installing additional browser extensions or changing the homepage or default search engine settings).

Lucky Savings adware

The Lucky Savings add-on displays coupon ads when users visit Expedia, Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg, and other online shopping websites. This browser plug-in is similar to other unwanted extensions (adware) such as Savings App, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, and many others. If you have willingly installed this browser extension and are aware of its presence on your Internet browsers, then you need take no further action. If, however, you feel that Lucky Savings was installed without your consent, and you prefer to shop without annoying coupon ad pop-ups, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this extension from your Internet browsers. Note that browser extensions by 215 Apps are known to cause "Ads not by this site" issues and may be bundled with Yontoo adware. You are recommended to eliminate Lucky Savings from your computer.

Deceptive free software installer used in Lucky Savings adware distribution:

lucky savings adware installer

Quick menu: Quick solution to remove Lucky Savings Virus

Lucky Savings removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

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 lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Lucky Savings uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Lucky Savings" and "Lucky Savings Widget", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

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

DOWNLOAD
Remover for Lucky Savings Virus

If you need assistance removing lucky savings, give us a call 24/7:
1-877-484-8393
By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We are affiliated with anti-virus and anti-spyware software listed on this site. All the products we recommend were carefully tested and approved by our technicians as being one of the most effective solutions for removing this threat.

Remove Lucky Savings from browsers:

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

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Lucky Savings removal from 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 and Linkury related entries (Lucky Savings, Lucky Savings Widget, Lucky Savings WidgetEngine) select and disable these entries.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lucky 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 wish 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

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Lucky Savings removal from Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate: "Lucky Savings" and "Lucky Savings Widget", select these entries and click on a trash can icon.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lucky savings, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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 wish 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

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Lucky Savings removal from 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 these add-ons: "Lucky Savings" and "Lucky Savings Widget".

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with lucky savings removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

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

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

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 wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:
declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 1Lucky Savings 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.

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 2

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. To avoid installation of 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove lucky savings virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on lucky savings virus or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

About the author:

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Google+ to stay informed about the latest online security threats.

Our malware removal guides are free. However, if you want to support us you can send us a donation.