Save Valet Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Save Valet - how to remove unwanted coupon ads?
The Save Valet browser extension was developed by Save Valet LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Creators of this browser add-on claim that it helps to save money and time whilst shopping online. This extension displays price comparison ads when users visit Amazon.com, eBay.com, and other popular online shopping websites. While some Internet users may find such price comparison ads useful, many report that Save Valet was installed on their browsers without their consent.
Unwilling installation such as this is often caused by freeware bundled with unwanted browser add-on. Note that it is common practice for free software developers and popular download websites to bundle their programs or downloads with third party browser add-ons. This is to monetize incoming web traffic. In most cases, computer users are able to opt-out of the installation of unwanted additional software, however, there are many rogue installers that do not offer options and others that install regardless of any user-selected preferences. Note that Save Valet is not technically considered a computer virus, however, its deceptive promotion methods categorize this add-on as adware.
The Save Valet browser add-on is a potentially unwanted program. If you feel that this browser plug-in was installed on your system without your consent, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this add-on, which will otherwise cause unwanted coupon and deal ads. The Save Valet adware is similar to Lucky Savings, Savings App, Price Gong, and many other unwanted applications. To protect your computer from this unwanted software, download free software from legitimate sources only. In addition, always carefully check each freeware installation window, disallowing any additional software installation along with the program that you have downloaded from the Internet.
Save Valet 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 "SaveValet FireFox" and "SaveValet IE", select these entries 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 "SaveValet FireFox" and "SaveValet IE", select these entries and click Remove.
After uninstalling Save Valet, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Save Valet from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Save Valet from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Save Valet LLC related entries (Save Valet), select it and disable this entry.
If you continue to have problems with removal of Save Valet, 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 Save Valet from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "SaveValet", select this entry and click on the trash can icon.
Remove Save Valet from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "SaveValet".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Save Valet, 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.
Save Valet 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 Save Valet Adware distribution:
To avoid installation of Save Valet 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 Save Valet Adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.