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How to remove Safe-Eyes adware

Also Known As: Ads by Safe-Eyes
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of software is Safe-Eyes?

While examining deceptive websites claiming that it might be required to add some extension to a browser, we discovered an application called Safe-Eyes. After testing this app, we learned that it operates as adware - it generates annoying advertisements. We also found that it can read and change all data on all web pages.

Safe-Eyes adware

Safe-Eyes in detail

Safe-Eyes can display intrusive pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc. Clicking on ads shown by the adware can open shady websites (for example, phishing websites and other scam pages, download sites for dubious applications, or even malicious websites). Also, those ads may download or even install unwanted software.

Since Safe-Eye can read and change data on all websites, it may be used to gather information about users. That information could be sold to third parties or misused for marketing (or even malicious) purposes. These are the two main reasons not to download and add/install apps like Safe-Eyes.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Safe-Eyes
Threat Type Adware
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)

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Adware in general

The purpose of advertising-supported applications is to show advertisements. They are often advertised as legitimate and useful tools (e.g., Safe-Eyes is promoted as an app that enables a dark mode on any website). It is worth mentioning that some adware-type apps can be capable of changing the settings of web browsers to promote fake search engines.

More adware examples are Dark Screen, Background Colors, and Good Blocker.

How did adware install on my computer?

We found that Safe-Eyes is promoted on a deceptive page claiming that it might be required to add a free extension to a browser. It gets added after following the instructions provided on that deceptive page. We also discovered another (supposedly official) page used to promote/distribute Safe-Eyes.

It is also common for adware to be distributed via software bundles. Users install adware after they finish installations without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings (without deselecting included unwanted apps). Sometimes, adware gets installed after clicking on ads designed to run certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Do not use questionable sources such as unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks, etc., to download apps and files. Always use legitimate (official) pages and stores to download software. Also, do not click on ads and fake buttons displayed on torrent sites, adult pages, and other pages of this kind.

Deselect unwanted applications before downloading and installing software that is bundled with those 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.

Deceptive website promoting Safe-Eyes adware:

safe-eyes adware promoter

Another download site for Safe-Eyes extension:

safe-eyes adware second promoter

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Safe-Eyes adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 Safe-Eyes adware using Combo Cleaner:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Safe-Eyes adware from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Safe-Eyes" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Safe-Eyes adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by safe-eyes, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Safe-Eyes adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing Safe-Eyes adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by safe-eyes removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by safe-eyes, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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?

Usually, the main problem with adware is that it diminishes the Internet browsing experience by displaying intrusive advertisements. Also, adware can slow down a computer.

What does adware do?

Software of this type shows unwanted advertisements. Additionally, it can be designed to promote fake search engines and gather information.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Usually, they promote products, websites, services, etc., to monetize adware. One of the most popular ways to earn money via adware is to participate in affiliate programs.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Safe-Eyes adware?

Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove all adware from it. It will completely remove adware without leaving any of its components in the system. It is worth mentioning that it can be difficult to do so manually.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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