What kind of application is Web Saver?
We discovered the Web Saver application on a shady website offering to install it before continuing to the page. After installing this app, we learned that it functions as adware - it displays annoying advertisements. The download page for Web Saver states that this app removes error pages and provides useful information.
Web Saver in detail
Clicking on advertisements generated by Web Saver can open deceptive pages asking to provide personal information, offering to download untrustworthy applications or even malicious sites. Also, clicking them can open various scam websites. Sometimes, ads displayed by adware can run certain scripts to download or even install unwanted apps.
It is also possible that Web Saver can collect information such as visited pages, IP addresses (and other browsing-related data), or even sensitive data. Data gathered by adware may be misused by its developers. For example, they may sell it to third parties, use it for marketing purposes, etc.
|Name||Ads by Web Saver|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Adware in general
Advertising-supported applications bombard users with intrusive advertisements. Typically, they are promoted as useful apps. There are lots of apps of this type that can do more than display advertisements. For instance, certain adware-type apps can hijack web browsers to promote fake search engines.
How did adware install on my computer?
Web Saver is distributed using a shady web page instructing visitors to install this app to clean errors for the Chrome browser. It gets installed after following the provided instructions. It may also be distributed via dubious advertisements or alongside other software.
When software is bundled with an advertising-supported app, it has "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings in its installer. Adware gets installed after finishing software installation without changing the settings provided in the installer (without deselecting optional installations).
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Do not download apps from questionable websites or via Peer-to-Peer networks, third-party downloaders, and similar sources. Use legitimate (official) pages and direct links as sources for downloading them. Also, do not click on ads appearing on torrent sites, adult pages, and similar pages or allow shady pages to show notifications.
Deselect optional (unwanted) downloads and installations before downloading and installing software bundled with adware or other unwanted apps. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting the Web Saver adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Web Saver?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove Web Saver adware using Combo Cleaner:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by web saver, 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 ads by web saver 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 ads by web saver, 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
In most cases, adware affects the performance of a computer (it slows it down) and diminishes the web browsing experience. In some cases, it can invade privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware feeds users with intrusive advertisements. In some cases, it modifies the settings of a web browser to promote a fake search engine and (or) collects data.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
A big part of adware developers uses various affiliate programs to monetize adware. Adware is used to promote websites, products, services, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Web Saver adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will completely remove Web Saver (or any other installed adware) from the operating system. It is often difficult to remove adware manually because its files remain in the system even after the removal.