Savings and Coupon Ads

Also Known As: Coupon Pop-ups
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Savings and coupon pop-up ads removal instructions

What is Savings and coupon?

This removal guide explains how computer users can remove savings and coupon ads from appearing within their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox). Within this article, the term 'savings and coupon ads' is used to describe potentially unwanted applications (adware) created by 215 Apps (also known as Innovative Apps or Engaging Apps). These browser plugins self-install using free software 'download clients' and cause diminished browser performance, unwanted coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites, and may also lead to serious privacy issues. Browser extensions created by this company are known to track users' Internet browsing habits by recording various information, including but not limited to, browser type, operating system type, and IP addresses.

Saving and Coupon pop-up ads

A common source of savings and coupon ads-generating adware is free software download websites. Internet users should be aware that, today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others) use download clients offering installation of browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Computer users, who do not pay close enough attention to the free software downloading steps, may inadvertently install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), which can lead to unwanted ads and browser redirects. Whilst savings and coupon ads (which appear on users' Internet browsers) are not caused by viruses or malware, this advertising is generated by adware, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate it from your Internet browser/s.

Savings and coupon adware developed by 215 Apps or Innovative Apps uses many names for the software. This company releases identical browser add-ons under different names in order to avoid detection by antivirus and anti-spyware programs. This fact reaffirms that you should not trust software developed by this company. Internet users wishing to avoid installation of these potentially unwanted applications should be attentive when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of any advertised browser extensions by clicking the 'decline' or 'skip' buttons. It is also recommended that, where possible, you download free software directly from developers' websites rather than using free software download sites. When installing downloaded free programs, use the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal installation of any 'bundled' browser plugins. If you observe savings and coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites (such as Walmart, Expedia, Kmart, Office Depot, PetSmart, Zales, etc.), use the removal instructions provided to eliminate adware from your Internet browser/s.

The following is a list of known adware created by 215 Apps:

CouponServer
StartSavin
CouponLocker
SavingsWizard
SavingsShield
CouponServer
DealsApp
Deal-Slider
DealCola
SavingsShip
PriceSlicer
LightningSavings
JustinTime Savings
Excellent Coupons
Sharp Savings
SavingsHunter
CouponSamurai
SavingsHero
GiganticSavings
CouponChaser
FindMeSavings
CouponAlerts
FlashSavings
BeeCoupons
SlamDunkSavings
NinjaSavings
Deal Dropper

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Quick menu:

Savings and coupon ads 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.

saving and coupon ads uninstall from Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for programs with publishers designated as "Innovative Apps" (or 215 Apps), select these entries, and click "Uninstall" or "Remove". When searching for adware, which generates unwanted coupon and savings ads, refer to the list provided above of adware developed by 215 Apps.

After uninstalling savings and coupon ads-generating adware, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

Remove Savings and coupon ads from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Savings and coupon ads removal from Intenret Explorer extensions list

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for extensions, which are published by "Engaging Apps", select it/them and click the "remove" button.

Savings and coupon ads removal from Internet Explorer extensions list step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon pop-ups, 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:

Savings and coupon ads removal from Google Chrome 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 all coupons and savings related browser extensions, select it/them and click the trash can icon.

Savings and coupon ads removal from Google Chrome step 2

If any savings and coupons related browser extensions are greyed-out and you cannot remove them ("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 coupon pop-ups, 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:

Savings and coupon ads removal from Mozilla Firefox 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 all plugins related to coupons and savings.

Savings and coupon ads removal from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with coupon pop-ups 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 coupon pop-ups, 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove coupon pop-ups from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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