What is MySafeSavings?
MySafeSavings is a deceptive application claiming to save time and money when shopping online. These false claims often trick users into believing that MySafeSavings is a legitimate application, however, this app often infiltrates systems without users' permission.
Furthermore, it delivers intrusive online advertisements and collects Internet browsing-related information. Therefore, this application is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.
Following infiltration, MySafeSavings generates pop-up, coupon, banner, price comparison, and other similar ads. To achieve this, developers employ a 'virtual layer' - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site.
Therefore, none of the displayed ads originate form users' visited websites and conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Research also shows that these ads might lead to malicious websites - clicking them risks further high-risk adware or malware infections.
Another downside is data tracking. MySafeSavings continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and other similar data that might contain personal details.
The data is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private data to generate revenue. This situation might cause serious privacy issues. Therefore, we strongly advise you to uninstall MySafeSavings adware from your computer immediately.
There are hundreds of adware-type applications virtually identical to MySafeSavings including, for example, OnlineApp, OtherSearch, LivingPlay, and Gostify. Note that all adware claims to improve the web browsing experience by enabling certain functions, however, these claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy.
In fact, adware is designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing any significant value for regular users, these apps collect personally identifiable information and display intrusive online advertisements.
How did MySafeSavings install on my computer?
MySafeSavings has an official promotion website, however, many users install this application inadvertently without their consent, since they do not pay enough attention during the download and installation processes.
Research shows that developers distribute MySafeSavings using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" and hide bundled programs within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download or installation processes. Therefore, unsuspecting users who rush and skip most/all steps inadvertently install potentially unwanted programs such as MySafeSavings.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
There are two steps you should take to prevent this situation. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software. Select the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step. Secondly, decline all offers to download/install additional applications and opt-out of those already included. The key to computer safety is caution.
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- What is MySafeSavings?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MySafeSavings application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MySafeSavings adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MySafeSavings ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by MySafeSavings' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove MySafeSavings extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MySafeSavings adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "MySafeSavings", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes MySafeSavings ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MySafeSavings adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MySafeSavings did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mysafesavings adware, 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 wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mysafesavings adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with mysafesavings adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mysafesavings adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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