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.
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:
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- What is Savings and Coupon?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Savings and Coupon application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Savings and Coupon add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Savings and Coupon plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Savings and Coupon extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Savings and Coupon extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Savings and coupon ads 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 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:
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 extensions, which are published by "Engaging Apps", select it/them and click the "remove" button.
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.
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 coupons and savings related browser extensions, select it/them and click the trash can icon.
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?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the coupon pop-ups, 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 all plugins related to coupons and savings.
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, 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 coupon pop-ups, 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.
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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