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

 

Ads and deals by SaveForFun pop up on the webpage you are visiting continuously and persistently? You are search the web for a way to remove SaveForFun and stop those pop-up ads from popping up again? Then you can rest on the removal guide below.

 

 

About SaveForFun

 

Similar to Safe Saver and Price Companion Deal FinderSaveForFun is an adware that is detected by most of antivirus and antimalware program as PUP (potentially unwanted program), although it is promoted as a browser add-on that can make online shopping even more fun when you can save as much as you can spend.

SaveForFun adware

SaveForFun is actually an ad-supported browser extension application that serves advertisements for partnered ad providers to keep being free of charge and to make money. Once installed, it will add extension and plugin to your web browser so that it can display ads when you browse online shopping websites. It will intentionally induce and lead you to sponsored websites intentionally to boost advertising revenue.

 

The symptoms and dangers of being infected by SaveForFun:

> Coupon, Deals and ads brought by SaveForFun seem to be everywhere when you are visiting online merchants’ website.

> Occasionally, you will encounter pop-up new web window from suspicious websites when click a link on webpage or open a new tab.

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

> Gradually, you find that your PC runs notably slower and more unresponsive than ever.

 

In most cases, SaveForFun adware gets installed on your web browser without your knowledge and permission when you download or install other free downloads from websites like cnet.com, softonic.com and software.informer.com.

You may wonder how SaveForFun survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because SaveForFun is classified as PUP by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But SaveForFun does interfere with users’ surfing experience and degrade the performance of your computer, so you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.

 

 

Instructions on Removing SaveForFun and Stopping Ads by SaveForFun

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove SaveForFun and stop SaveForFun ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall SaveForFun and related malicious programs

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

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

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

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 > Remove SaveForFun and stop SaveForFun ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall SaveForFun and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, SaveForFun often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall SaveForFun 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 SaveForFun and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall SaveForFun and any suspicious third-party application

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove SaveForFun and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

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

 

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

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 SaveForFun 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 SaveForFun 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 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 SaveForFun and stop SaveForFun ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove SaveForFun and stop SaveForFun 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 SaveForFun 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 SaveForFun 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 SaveForFun 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

 

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 SaveForFun. 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, SaveForFun 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 SaveForFun 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. If your installed anitvirus or antimalware program failed you, you can give Anvi Smart Defender a try.

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)