What is Savings Ship?
Developed by Engaging Apps, the Savings Ship rogue browser extension employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' permission.
Savings Ship claims to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores.
While this functionality may seem useful and legitimate, be aware that Savings Ship is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted application. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Savings Ship generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
These intrusive advertisements include banner, pop-under, sponsored link, targeted video, coupon, and interstitial ads. Clicking these advertisements is likely to cause high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, this rogue browser add-on continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by collecting various information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, unique identifier numbers, URLs visited, pages viewed, cookies, geographic locations, and other similar details, which may be personally identifiable.
This behavior may result in serious privacy issues or identity theft, and for this reason, you are strongly advised to uninstall Savings Ship from your Internet browsers.
There are many rogue browser add-ons similar to Savings Ship such as Savings-Shield, SlamdunkSavings, and Deals-App among many others. Neither Savings Ship, nor any of these other browser extensions add any real value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements.
Commonly, users infect their computers with adware such as Savings Ship during download of free software via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites (for example, download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) Download managers are used to monetize these websites' free services by offering installation of promoted 'legitimate' browser add-ons together with the chosen free software.
Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware frequently results in adware or malware infections. To avoid installation of Savings Ship, or other potentially unwanted applications, be attentive when downloading free software and never accept installation of any additional programs offered.
If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If you have installed Savings Ship, read the following removal guide to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Savings Ship adware generating intrusive online ads:
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- What is SavingsShip?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Savings Ship application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Savings Ship ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Savings Ship advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Ads by Savings Ship from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Savings Ship extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Savings Ship adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 Ship", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes SavingsShip ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Savings Ship ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Savings Ship", select this entry and click "Remove". Note that SavingsShip ads can be caused by other adware. In the Manage Add-ons window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the savingsship adware, 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 "Extensions". Locate "Savings Ship", select this entry and click the trash can icon. Note that SavingsShip ads can be caused by other adware. In the "extensions" window of Google Chrome, remove all suspicious browser extensions.
If you are unable to remove SavingsShip (or any other add-on) and it is greyed-out ("Installed by enterprise policy"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a Google Chrome extension that is "Installed by enterprise policy"?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the savingsship adware, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Savings Ship". Note that SavingsShip ads can be generated by other adware. In the "Add-ons Manager" window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
Computer users who have problems with savingsship adware 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 savingsship adware, 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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