Savings Avenger virus removal instructions
What is Savings Avenger?
Created by Engaging Apps, Savings Avenger is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) when users download or install free software. Developers of this adware use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, many Internet users install the Savings Avenger plugin inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, this add-on generates intrusive online advertisements: sponsored links, banner, interstitial, coupons, video, and in-text ads. Clicking on these third party ads can lead to high-risk malware infections. Furthermore, this plugin tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording URLs of websites visited, search terms entered into search engines, IP addresses, and other information, which can be personally identifiable. Internet browser tracking such as this can result in serious privacy issues or identity theft.
While this browser plugin promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by saving time and money when shopping online, in fact, it is a potentially unwanted program, which generates intrusive ads and diminishes browser performance. The presence of Savings Avenger on your system can cause serious privacy issues and lead to malware infections. Therefore, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s. At time of research, Savings Avenger was distributed using deceptive freeware 'download clients' within various free software download websites.
The Savings Avenger plugin is similar to other adware, which infiltrates browsers via freeware downloads and causes unwanted ads. Examples include BaseFlash, Coupon Clipster, and SmartSaver. Today, most freeware download websites employ deceptive download clients offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen free program, thus, reckless freeware downloading can result in adware infections. When downloading free software, decline installation of any advertised browser plug-ins. Computer users who observe Savings Avenger ads when surfing the Internet, should use this removal guide to eliminate potentially unwanted applications from their Internet browsers.
Intrusive coupon ads generated by Savings Avenger:
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- What is Savings Avenger?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Savings Avenger application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Savings Avenger add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Savings Avenger plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Savings Avenger extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Savings Avenger extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Savings Avenger virus 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 "Savings Avenger", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which cause Savings Avenger ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Savings Avenger 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 "Savings Avenger BHO", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by savings avenger, 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 Avenger", select it and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by savings avenger, 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", in the opened window remove "Savings Avenger".
Computer users who have problems with ads by savings avenger 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 ads by savings avenger, 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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