This article is made to help you remove MySafeSavings. The My Safe Savings removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
MySafeSavings is a bogus shopping helper. The rogue program is presented as a helpful tool, used to find bargain shopping deals on the web. MySafeSavings will show you exclusive offers for a wide variety of consumer goods, such as apparel, technological devices, accessories, furniture, decorative elements, games, sports equipment and many others. The program promotes shopping deals through advertisements. It will generate pop-up windows all the time, without asking whether or not you are interested in receiving offers at the time. Whenever a tool performs tasks without authorization, you should take action against it. This is the ultimate sign of a malware program. MySafeSavings has been categorized as adware by security experts.
What problems can MySafeSavings cause?
The activity of MySafeSavings will slow down your system’s operational speed to a crawl. Your PC will often freeze and fail to complete more sophisticated tasks. This is an inconvenience which will make your work much less efficient. Compared to the other problems around the adware, this is not a significant issue.
Following the MySafeSavings ads could take you to malicious domains which will infect your system with malware. The advertisements contain embedded links. You can never know where an ad will take you until you click on it. The external part of the window might look reliable. There could even be a stated source. This does not mean that the ad links to the stated platform. It could redirect you to a corrupted website.
The source of the advertisements may not be apparent. They are flagged with a sign which reads “Ads by MySafeSavings”, “Brought to you by MySafeSavings”, “Powered by MySafeSavings” or a similar phrase. The label is placed on the top or bottom frame of the pop-up window and written in a small font. You may not notice it. The ads focus on promoting a bargain deal. The rest is just a formality, mentioned in the fine print.
You can expect different kinds of ads courtesy of MySafeSavings. The program is known to generate pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, coupon boxes, freebies, rebates, interstitial, transitional, floating, contextual, inline, comparison and full-page ads. The diversity of the formats could leave the impression that the ads come from multiple sources. It is possible to have more than one ad-supported program on your system, but it may be just MySafeSavings.
The owners of MySafeSavings do not account for the reliability of the shopping offers. Encountering spyware by following a pop-up ad would be your problem to handle. Some computer viruses, like ransomware, have the ability to damage your files. You may not have enough time to react before it is too late to save your data.
The ads may not be the biggest security threat MySafeSavings will expose you to. If you use online financial services, the security of your data will be in jeopardy. The adware can record the entries you make into your accounts. It can obtain personally identifiable information (PII), such as your name, physical address, telephone number, user names, passwords, PIN codes and other sensitive details. All your online activities can be monitored by MySafeSavings. The owners of the insidious program will sell your input on dark markets. Your details can fall into the hands of cyber criminals.
How is MySafeSavings distributed and how to protect yourself from it?
There are a few ways for MySafeSavings to penetrate your machine. The most common distribution technique is bundling. The shady application can be packed with another program. It usually travels with freeware and shareware tools. The host program is called a download client. The adware tries to get installed together with it. The shady tool includes itself in its terms and conditions as a bonus. You have to find where it is mentioned and deselect it.
Spam e-mails are another common distribution vector for MySafeSavings. The furtive program can be transmitted through an infected file, attached to the e-mail. Opening the attachment can be enough to initiate the process. Before accessing a file or following instructions from an e-mail, make sure the message is legitimate. Check the sender’s information. If he has written on behalf of a given company or entity, visit its official website. The e-mail account he has used should be listed in the company’s contact page.
Drive-by installations are another way for MySafeSavings to get access to your computer. The adware can be transferred to your system just by entering a corrupted website or clicking on a compromised link. You should choose your sources wisely. Do your research on unfamiliar websites before visiting them.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to remove MySafeSavings from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not uninstall MySafeSavings from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.