Scorpion Saver Ads

Also Known As: Scorpion Saver Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Scorpion Saver Ads removal instructions

What is Scorpion Saver?

Scorpion Saver is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this browser add-on generates intrusive ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Best Buy, Expedia, Walmart, etc. Note that whilst many Internet users refer to Scorpion Saver as a virus, technically it is not - this browser plugin is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. In most cases, unwilling installation of this browser add-on is caused by 'download clients', which are used by free software download websites. They manage the download process of the chosen free software, however, also promote various browser plugins. Thus, reckless freeware download can lead to inadvertent installation of Scorpion Saver or other adware.

Scorpion Saver virus homepage

To avoid installation of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), Internet users should be attentive when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of advertised browser extensions by clicking on the 'decline' button. Some download clients prevent download of the chosen freeware unless users agree to install promoted programs. In this case, cancel the download process and search for alternative download sources. Scorpion Saver is not a virus, however, it causes diminished Internet browser performance, generates intrusive coupon ads, and may lead to various privacy issues. Therefore you are advised to eliminate it from your Internet browser/s.

Scorpion Saver is similar to other adware distributed via free software downloads, including, for example, Lucky LeapShopping Chip, and Search Deals amongst many others. Creators of these PUPs proliferate their programs using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This method relies on many users' lack of awareness that download of free software can cause installation of adware. Scorpion Saver causes unwanted ads, hyperlink ads (converting words on web pages into hyperlinks linked to advertisements), monitors and records the domain names of each page that users view, and displays ads, which are inserted into webpages directly or displayed over certain sections of those sites. To eliminate this PUP, use the removal guide provided.

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Quick menu:

Scorpion Saver removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

Scorpion Saver uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "ScorpionSaver", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling Scorpion Saver, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

Remove Scorpion Saver from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Scorpion Saver removal from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "ScorpionSaver" and disable it.

Scorpion Saver removal from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the scorpion saver 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Scorpion Saver removal from Google Chrome extensions step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "ScorpionSaver", select it and click the trash can icon.

Scorpion Saver removal from Google Chrome extensions step 2

If the Scorpion Saver extension is greyed-out and you are unable to remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the scorpion saver virus, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Scorpion Saver removal from Mozilla Firefox extensions step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "ScorpionSaver".

Scorpion Saver removal from Mozilla Firefox extensions step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with scorpion saver virus 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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.

Removal assistance:
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