Slick Savings Virus

Also Known As: Slick Savings coupons
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Slick Savings removal instructions

What is Slick Savings?

The Slick Savings browser add-on displays various coupon and deals advertisements when users visit online shopping websites. Developed by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps), it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While this added functionality (and potential to save money when shopping online) may seem legitimate, Slick Savings is categorized as adware. Creators of this browser extension 'bundle' it together with free software, and therefore, most Internet users report that Slick Savings was installed on their computers without their consent. Furthermore, this add-on diminishes Internet browser performance and may case serious privacy issues.

Slick savings virus

Today, most free software download websites (such as download.com, soft32.com, etc.) employ 'download clients' to monetize their free software downloads. Download clients often promote free browser add-on (such as Slick Savings), and some use a deceptive user interface, which hides the 'decline' button. Thus, computer users should be attentive when downloading free software. Slick Savings is not technically a computer virus or malware, however, it is a potentially unwanted application and should be eliminated from your Internet browsers.

Slick Savings is similar to other adware, which infiltrates browsers via free software downloads. Examples include FLV toolbar, iRobinHood, and Zombie Alert. These browser add-ons are promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. The best way to avoid installation of these potentially unwanted browser plugins is to inspect each installation step of any free software downloaded from the Internet. If your download is managed by a download client, look for the 'decline' button - this will allow you to skip installation of promoted applications (commonly, adware). When installing freeware, ensure that you choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - doing so will reveal any bundled browser add-ons. If you observe coupon ads generated by Slick Savings (or Savings Slider), and wish to eliminate them, use the removal guide provided.

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Quick menu:

Slick Savings 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.

slick savings uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Slick Savings" (or "Savings Slider"), select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Slick Savings ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Slick Savings from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing slick savings ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Slick Savings", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing slick savings ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the slick savings coupons, 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 logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing slick savings 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: "Slick Savings", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing slick savings from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the slick savings coupons, 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 logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing slick savings from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Slick Savings".

Removing slick savings from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with slick savings coupons 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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