Supreme Savings Coupon Ads
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Supreme Savings - how to remove this adware?
The Supreme Savings browser add-on displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Expedia, Kmart, OfficeDepot, Zales, etc. This browser extension is developed by 215 Apps (Excellent Apps) and is known to infiltrate users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) without their consent. Commonly, the Supreme Savings plug-in self-installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Whilst Supreme Savings is not technically considered a virus, it is an unwanted program and should be removed from users' systems. Note that bundling unwanted browser add-ons is a common tactic employed by freeware developers and download websites in order to monetize incoming web traffic.
Often, users do not pay close enough attention to the installation steps of freeware downloaded from the Internet, and thus, inadvertently install Supreme Savings or other adware. While in the majority of cases it is enough to uncheck options within the installation process of free software to avoid unwanted programs, some download websites employ silent installers - adware installed without any warnings or options to deselect. To avoid unwilling installations of Supreme Savings or other PUP (potentially unwanted programs), ensure that you download free software from legitimate sources only.
Supreme Savings coupon ads may seem useful to some Internet users, however, the deceptive promotion tactics used by this extension categorize it as adware. Moreover, when users install browser extensions developed by 215 Apps, their Internet browsers display unwanted ads from various popular websites (Ads not by this site). In essence, Supreme Savings is a useless browser add-on created to make money from unsuspecting computer users, most of whom install it inadvertently. Use the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Supreme 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 "Supreme Savings" (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 "Supreme Savings" (215 Apps), select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling Supreme Savings, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Supreme Savings from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Supreme Savings from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Excellent Apps related entries (Supreme Savings) and disable this entry.
If you continue to have problems with removal of Supreme 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 Supreme Savings from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "SavingsApp", select this entry and click on the trash can icon.
Remove Supreme Savings from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Supreme Savings".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Supreme 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.
Supreme Savings Coupon Ads 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 Supreme Savings Coupon Ads distribution:
To avoid installation of Supreme Savings Coupon Ads 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 Supreme Savings Coupon Ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.