Savings Magnet - how to remove unwanted ads when shopping online?
What is Savings Magnet?
Savings Magnet is a potentially unwanted browser add-on, which installs on users' computers through free software downloads. Creators of this browser plug-in state that this browser extension saves time and money whilst shopping online. It collects special online sales coupons, discounts, and displays these deals when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Walmart, Ebay, Amazon, etc. While the functionality of Savings Magnet add-on may seem useful, many computer users refer to this extension as the Savings Magnet virus or adware. This negative association arises since Internet users commonly install the browser plug-in without their consent - this as a result of Savings Magnet being 'bundled' with free software downloaded from the Internet.
This browser extension installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. After installation, this add-on generates coupon ads when users visit online shopping-related websites. Note that having Savings Magnet installed on your Internet browsers can cause privacy issues and diminished browser performance, thus it is recommended that you eliminate this browser add-on from your computer.
Savings Magnet is categorized as adware, since its behavior is similar to other potentially unwanted browser add-on such as WebCake, Continue to Save, Coupon Slider, and many others. Today, many popular download websites employ 'download clients', which offer (sometimes in deceptive ways), installation of additional browser add-ons when downloading free software from their site. These download clients are the most common source of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and adware, which cause various security, privacy, and redirect issues. To avoid installation of unwanted programs, be attentive when dealing with freeware and always inspect each installation step. When installing free software, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical'. This will allow you to to opt-out of additional programs or browser add-ons. To eliminate Savings Magnet from your Internet browsers, use the removal guide provided.
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- What is Savings Magnet?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Savings Magnet application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Savings Magnet add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Savings Magnet plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Savings Magnet extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Savings Magnet extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Savings Magnet 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 "SavingsMagnet", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling SavingsMagnet, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove SavingsMagnet 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 "SavingsMagnet" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the savings magnet 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 Magnet", select it and click on the trash can icon.
If the Savings Magnet extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the savings magnet 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 Magnet".
Computer users who have problems with savings magnet 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 magnet 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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