What is BitSaver?
BitSaver is a deceptive browser plug-in claiming to save time and money while shopping online. Some users may believe that this application is legitimate and useful, however, BitSaver is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
After infiltrating the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers without users' consent, BitSaver generates various online advertisements and collects Internet browsing-related information.
BitSaver displays many types of intrusive online advertisements including pop-up, coupon, and search ads. To achieve this, the developers employ a virtual layer, which allows placement of third party graphical content (including advertisements) on visited websites.
The virtual layer overlays the visited site, and hence, the displayed ads conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Users must continually avoid clicking them, and some could redirect to rogue sites.
Thus, clicking these ads can result in further computer infections. In addition, BitSaver continually monitors and collects Internet browsing-related information without users' consent.
Some of the collected data might contain personally identifiable details, and therefore, having BitSaver installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues. We strongly recommend that you uninstall this application.
All claim to save time and money by displaying coupons and special deals, however, these applications are developed solely to generate revenue for the developers - they merely display advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click' - (PPC) - advertising model) and collect personally identifiable information (which is later sold to third parties).
How did BitSaver install on my computer?
BitSaver is often distributed as a 'bundle' with other regular (usually free) software. The developers intentionally hide rogue apps within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, since users are likely to skip this section.
Research shows that many users rush the download and installation processes, skipping most/all steps, thereby exposing their systems to risk of infection. The developers of potentially unwanted programs are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated, and thus, do not properly disclose installation of bogus third party software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of rogue applications similar to BitSaver can be avoided by taking two simple steps.
Firstly, never rush the download or installation processes - closely analyze each step and ensure that only your chosen software is downloaded/installed. Secondly, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings during these processes - this will reveal any hidden rogue applications listed for installation and enable you to cancel them.
Intrusive online advertisements generated by BitSaver adware (marked as 'Ads by BitSaver'):
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- What is BitSaver?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BitSaver application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BitSaver adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BitSaver ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BitSaver' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BitSaver ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BitSaver 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 "BiTSaaverr", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes BitSaver ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BitSaver adware from Internet browsers:
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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 "BiTSaaverr", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bitsaver 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 "BitSaver", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bitsaver 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 "BiitSauver 5.1".
Computer users who have problems with bitsaver 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 bitsaver 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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