Giant Savings removal instructions
What is Giant Savings?
The Giant Savings browser add-on promises to help Internet users save money whilst shopping online. This browser add-on is developed by excellent apps (215 apps) and is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, and Internet Explorer. Note that this browser extension, and ads appearing on the online shopping websites, are not related to virus or malware infections, however, this browser plug-in is promoted using free software (bundling) and computer users often install it unwillingly.
If you feel that Giant Savings was installed on your computer without your consent, it was probably installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Users should realize that many freeware developers employ browser add-ons such as these to monetize their free software Therefore, to avoid installation of unwanted browser extensions, closely inspect each installation step of any freeware and disallow any suggested changes to your Internet browser settings. While Giant Savings is not technically a virus, it is an unwanted application which should be removed from your computer. Unwanted browser extensions such as these diminish Internet browsing performance and display unwanted ads.
There are two methods by which Giant Savings is installed on computer systems: 1) users download Giant Savings from its homepage and are aware of its existence, or; 2) freeware is downloaded and installed on the user's system, and the Giant Savings plug-in is also installed without consent. If you feel that this add-on was unwillingly installed on your computer, and you do not wish to see unwanted ads when browsing online shopping websites, use this removal guide to eliminate the Giant Savings extension from your computer.
- What is Giant Savings?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Giant Savings application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Giant Savings adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Giant Savings ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Giant Savings' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Giant Savings extension from Safari.
Giant Savings adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "Giant Savings", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Giant Savings ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Giant Savings adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Giant Savings 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 giant savings virus, 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 on "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 giant savings virus, 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 wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with giant savings virus 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 the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset 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.
Giant Savings 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. To avoid installation of adware 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.
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