Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
SaveSense Ads removal instructions
What is SaveSense?
SaveSense Virus is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) with free software downloaded from the Internet. Developers of this browser add-on claim that SaveSense is the quickest way for users to find the best prices for products available to purchase online. In fact, this add-on is categorized as a potentially unwanted application - it installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent and generates intrusive ads.
After SaveSense installation, computer users continually observe various banners and coupon ads whilst browsing the Internet. Moreover, this adware tracks browsing activity by recording pages visited, users' approximate geo-location, IP addresses, browser types, time zones, operating systems, users' default search providers, browser language, operating system language, and other information. This plugin adds no significant value, diminishes Internet browser performance, and its presence may lead to serious malware infections and privacy issues. Users who observe deals ads displaying "Brought by SaveSense" should eliminate this adware from their Internet browser/s.
SaveSense is similar to other coupon ads-generating adware, including, for example, Solteratop, Internet Blast, and Shopping Suggestion. The aforementioned browser extensions are distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Internet users should be aware that, today, most free software download websites use deceptive 'download clients' offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins with the chosen freeware. Thus, reckless free software downloading and installation can result in adware infections. To avoid installation of SaveSense, or other potentially unwanted applications, be attentive when downloading free programs - inspect each download step and opt-out of installation of promoted browser extensions by clicking the 'decline' button. If you observe SaveSense ads whilst browsing the Internet, use this removal guide to eliminate them from your system.
Deceptive free software installer used in Save Sense adware distribution:
SaveSense adware generating intrusive online ads ('brought by SaveSense'):
- What is SaveSense?
- STEP 1. Uninstall SaveSense application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove SaveSense add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove SaveSense plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove SaveSense extension from Mozilla Firefox.
SaveSense adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
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 "SaveSense", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling SaveSense, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove SaveSense adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove SaveSense ads from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "SaveSense" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with the removal of SaveSense, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove SaveSense ads from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "SaveSense", select it and click the trash can icon.
If you continue having problems with the removal of SaveSense add-on you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove SaveSense ads from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "SaveSense".
If you have problems with the removal of SaveSense, reset your Mozilla Firefox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
SaveSense 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. 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 SaveSense Virus distribution:
To avoid installation of SaveSense Virus 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 SaveSense Virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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