What is Savings Addon?
Savings Addon is a potentially unwanted browser add-on created by 215 Apps. This extension is designed to display coupon ads when users visit shopping websites and the developers claim that this plug-in will save time and money when shopping online.
The downside of Savings Addon, however, is that in most cases it installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) without their consent.
This browser plug-in installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet using a marketing method called 'bundling'. Internet users should be aware that many popular freeware download websites use 'download clients', which offer installation of additional software.
To avoid installation of adware such as Savings Addon, Internet users should pay close attention to the installation steps of freeware. When installing these programs, always choose the 'Custom Installation' option, rather than 'Typical' and disallow installation of additional programs, browser toolbars, and plug-ins.
Note that whilst Savings Addon is not a virus, it causes unwanted ads and may lead to serious privacy issues. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to remove Savings Addon from your computer.
Savings Addon adware is similar to Deal Spy, Coupon Pigeon, Coupon Genie, and many others. This browser plug-in adds no real additional value for Internet users and may lead to privacy and computer security issues. Do not trust this browser extension and use the removal guide provided to eliminate it from your Internet browser/s.
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- What is Savings Addon?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Savings Addon (215 Apps) application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Savings Addon add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Savings Addon plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Savings Addon extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Savings Addon extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Savings Addon 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 "Savings Addon", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Savings Addon, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Savings Addon from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Innovative Apps related entries ("Savings Addon") and disable them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the savings addon 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: "Savings Addon" select it and click on the trash can icon.
If the Savings Addon extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the savings addon virus, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Savings Addon".
Computer users who have problems with savings addon 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 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 savings addon virus, 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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