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How to Get Rid of StartSavin Pop-up Coupons and Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)


Coupons and ads by StartSavin keep showing up when you are visiting online shopping websites? Feel annoyed and get frustrated to get rid of those obtrusive pop-ups? Then you may try the removal guide below.



What Is StartSavin?



StartSavin is browser add-on or extension that can work with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, StartSavin 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 installed, StartSavin will distribute advertisements labeled with “Ads by StartSavin” 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 StartSavin.

Start Savin adware


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.


You may wonder how StartSavin survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because StartSavin is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But StartSavin does interfere with users’ surfing experience for it is reported that webpages are extremely slow to load after infected by StartSavin. Worse still, StartSavin 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 Start Savin and Stop Coupons and Ads by StartSavin? (Removal Guide)



Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove StartSavin and stop StartSavin ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall StartSavin and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove StartSavin extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

Option 2 > Remove StartSavin and stop StartSavin ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips




Option 1 > Remove StartSavin and stop StartSavin ads manually


Step 1 Uninstall StartSavin and related malicious programs


As mentioned above, StartSavin often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall StartSavin and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.


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 StartSavin and other unknown programs.


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall StartSavin and any suspicious third-party application


For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove StartSavin and any suspicious third-party application



Step 2 Remove StartSavin extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome


If you are still encountering StartSavin ads after removing StartSavin and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove StartSavin 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 StartSavin and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on


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 (StartSavin)


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 StartSavin and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it




Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that although StartSavin 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 the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-home


3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear



Option 2 > Remove StartSavin and stop StartSavin ads with Cloud System Booster


To remove StartSavin and stop StartSavin ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.


Cloud System Booster free download link:


1. Uninstall StartSavin with Anvi Uninstaller


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.


Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate StartSavin or any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Cloud System Booster-Anvi Uninstaller


Please note that the Prefect Scan feature 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:


2. Remove StartSavin browser extension and plugins


Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.


Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

Cloud System Booster-Slim Toolbar


When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-toolbar manager


3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.


Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear


Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of StartSavin. 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.



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, StartSavin 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 StartSavin 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:



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: (expires in 15 days)