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How to Remove GreatSaver Ads and GreatSaver Deals? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Annoyed by the pop-up ads brought by GreatSaver while surfing online? Want to figure out how to get rid of those pop-ups? Then you can rest on the removal guide in this article.

 

 

What Is GreatSaver?

 

 

GreatSaver is promoted as a tool to getting the best deals from all your favorite shopping sites, giving you the advantage of comparing item prices, deals and promotions from different shopping sites.

GreatSaver adware

 

Sounds like a useful tool, isn’t it? However, it cooperates with ads providers and serves ads for sponsored websites to keep being charge free. After being infected by GreatSaver, you will be bothered by all forms of ads when browsing the web. All those ads are aimed to promote unpopular and unwelcome games, questionable applications, and other products, thus the owner of GreatSaver can get pay-per-click revenue.

 

Commonly, when you are infected by GreatSaver, you will suffer from the follow:

> Random words on the webpages are turned into hyperlinks with blue color and double underline.

> Ads with red click here button will pop up when you hover over those hyperlinked words.

> Browser windows pop up automatically when you click on a link or open a new tab. Those browser windows recommend for fake updates, media player downloads and other software.

> Webpages are extremely slow to download since there are too many ads.

> Gradually, your PC runs slower than ever and more unresponsive.

> Many other unexpected applications and adware get installed without your knowledge and permission.

 

Worse still, you may fall victim to credit theft, extortion schemes, and identity theft, as well as other forms of severe cyber criminal acts, since it can access your tabs, browsing activity and data on all websites, and manage your apps, extensions and themes.

In most instances, GreatSaver sneaks into your computer and adds extension and plugin to your web browser (IE/FF/Chrome) when you download and install other free downloads from the internet. Due to its stealthy behaviors, most of users rank low in acceptance of this app. It is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, too. You are highly recommended to remove this program if it isn’t installed by you personally.

 

 

How to Remove GreatSaver and Stop Ads by GreatSaver? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove GreatSaver and stop GreatSaver ads with Cloud System Booster

Option 2 > Remove GreatSaver and stop GreatSaver ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall GreatSaver and related malicious programs

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

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 > Remove GreatSaver and stop GreatSaver ads with Cloud System Booster

 

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

 

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

 

1. Uninstall GreatSaver 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 → locate GreatSaver and 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: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Remove GreatSaver 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

Shopop extension removal

 

3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-cookies removal

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

That’s it!

 

 

Option 2 > Remove GreatSaver and stop GreatSaver ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall GreatSaver and related malicious programs

 

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

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall GreatSaver and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall GreatSaver and any suspicious third-party application

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove GreatSaver and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

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

 

If you are still encountering GreatSaver ads after removing GreatSaver and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove GreatSaver 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 GreatSaver 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 (GreatSaver)

Firefox-Add-ons

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

Chrome-Extensions

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although GreatSaver 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: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

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

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster, go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-cookies removal

 

3. Go back to home and click on Quick Care to scan your computer for junk files.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-home

 

4. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

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

Anvi Smart Defender-1

 

Web Guard and Anvi Ad Blocker are available in the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender. Protected by the full guard of Anvi Smart Defender, you can rest and enjoy your day.

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

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