Safe Saver Pop-up Ads
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Safe Saver (SafeSaver) removal guide
Safe Saver is a browser add-on which generates coupon and deals ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites (eBay, amazon, Walmart etc.). This plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. Computer users should be aware of the fact that while saving on purchased made online seems like a good idea, many computer users refer to Safe Saver as adware, spyware or virus. These negative associations are related to the fact that this browser add-on is a potentially unwanted application which get's installed on user's computers without their consent - Safe Saver installs together with some free software downloaded from the Internet.
Furthermore after installation Safe Saver generated unwanted and intrusive pop-up ads which comes from third-party ad networks and can cause serious computer security and privacy issues. This browser extension is not a computer virus however it tracks user's Internet browsing, generates unwanted ads and installs on use's Internet browsers without their consent. If you see ads by Safe Saver you can be sure that your computer is infiltrated with a browser hijacker, it's recommended to eliminate Safe Saver from one's computer.
Safe Saver is similar to other potentially unwanted browser extensions such as Value Apps, WebCake and many other. The best way of avoiding installation of such adware is being very attentive when downloading and installing free software. Internet users should be aware of the fact that nowadays the majority of free software download websites (download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com etc.) are using download clients and installers, small third-party programs which offer installation of various browser add-on together with the downloaded freeware. In most cases promoted browser add-on causes browser redirects or generated unwanted ads. Avoid installation of promoted browser add-on by choosing "advanced" or "custom" free software installation options. If you have already installed Safe Saver use the provided removal guide and eliminate this adware from your computer.
Safe Saver removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window look for "Safe Saver", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Safe Saver scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Safe Saver from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Safe Saver from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Safe Saver" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of Safe Saver you can reset you 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 Safe Saver from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Safe Saver" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If Safe Saver extension is greyed out and you can't remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Safe Saver from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Safe Saver".
If you are having problems with the removal of Safe Saver you can reset you 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.