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How to Get Rid of Ads and Coupons by Gigantic Savings? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Annoyed by the Gigantic Savings ads and drop down coupon box when browsing the internet, especially the online shopping websites? Want to figure out why you are seeing these ads and want to find out how to rid your internet browser of ads by Gigantic Savings? Then read on.

 

 

What Is Gigantic Savings?

 

 

Gigantic Savings, also referred to as GiganticSavings or Gigantic-Savings, is a browser extension that compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, Gigantic Savings is commonly added to your internet browser without your knowledge and approval when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

 

Once it found its way onto your PC, Gigantic Savings will distribute advertisements labeled with “Ads by GiganticSavings” and turn text into hyperlinks all over the webpage that you are browsing, especially on those of online merchants. Also it will display coupon box on the upper-right corner of your internet browser when you land on online shopping websites like Walmart, Bestbuy and Amazon. Sometimes, you may even see an automatically popped out browser window that claims to brought to you by Gigantic Savings. All those ads, hyperlinks and pop-out windows are designed to promote games, questionable applications, and other products, so you may notice that some other unwanted programs got installed from nowhere.

Gigantic Savings-coupons

 

You may wonder how Gigantic Savings survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because Gigantic Savings is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program), not so offensive to your PC. But Gigantic Savings does interfere with users’ surfing experience for it is reported that webpages are extremely slow to load after infected by Gigantic Savings. Worse still, Gigantic Savings can access your data on all websites, tabs and browsing activity and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. So you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.

 

 

How to Remove Gigantic Savings and Stop Coupons and Ads by Gigantic Savings? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 Uninstall Gigantic Savings and stop the ads by Gigantic Savings automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall Gigantic Savings with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Remove Gigantic Savings browser extensions and plugins with Anvi Slim Toolbar

Option 2 Uninstall Gigantic Savings and stop the ads by Gigantic Savings automatically manually

     Step 1 Uninstall Gigantic Savings through Control Panel

     Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

     Step 3 Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

                                                                                                          

 

To remove Gigantic Savings and stop pop-up ads in internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. Some victims of this adware have complained that it is incredibly persistent, so please follow the guide step by step in its order. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.

 

 

Option 1 Uninstall Gigantic Savings and stop the ads by Gigantic Savings automatically

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Gigantic Savings with Anvi Uninstaller

 

As mentioned above, Gigantic Savings often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Gigantic Savings and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently. Pay special attention to those developed by Innovative Apps.

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. To uninstall Gigantic Savings and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application → hit Uninstall to remove

Please search for and uninstall Gigantic Savings and any other unwanted or unknown applications that installed around the time your computer is infected by this toolbar.

Anvi Uninstaller

Gigantic Savings-uninstall 2

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished

CSB-clean

 

 

Step 2 Remove Gigantic Savings browser extensions and plugins with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar is a tool developed to manage extensions and toolbars on your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). With Anvi Slim Toolbar you can also modify the homepage and default search engine of your installed web browser easily.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Gigantic Savings-Anvi Slim Toolbar scan result

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Gigantic Savings-Anvi Slim Toolbar restore center

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Gigantic Savings. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Option 2 Uninstall Gigantic Savings and stop the ads by Gigantic Savings automatically manually

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Gigantic Savings through Control Panel

 

Since Gigantic Savings may come bundled with other applications, so you need uninstall not only Gigantic Savings but also other suspicious programs that installed around the time your computer is infected by Gigantic Savings. Pay special attention to those developed by Innovative Apps.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall Gigantic Savings and other unknown programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Gigantic Savings and any suspicious third-party application

Gigantic Savings-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Gigantic Savings and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

 

If you are still encountering Gigantic Savings ads after removing Gigantic Savings Extension and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Gigantic Savings leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Gigantic Savings and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

Gigantic Savings on IE

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Gigantic Savings)

Gigantic Savings on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Gigantic Savings and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Gigantic Savings on Chrome

 

 

Step 3 Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that although Gigantic Savings Extension and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Boost button to scan and clear residual files.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clean button when scan finished.

CSB-clean

 

Now, your computer should have been free of the infection of Gigantic Savings. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please leave a reply and we will help you to resolve your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Gigantic Savings sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like Gigantic Savings may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)