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How to Remove Special Savings Popup Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Have you been annoyed by the frequently popup ads Special Savings? If it is true, please follow the removal guide below to get rid of Special Savings Popup Ads.

 

About Special Savings Popup Ads

 

Special Savings is actually an adware that is created to popup numerous coupons, advertisements, sponsored links to mislead you to be the target of internet sales.

In the majority of cases, Special Saving ads constantly popup when you are visiting some shopping websites, such as Amazon, walmart. Taking a form of popup box or window, it displays coupons, and ads that are associated to the product that you seem to be interested in. Sometimes, Special Savings popup ads hover over product image; sometimes it is in the form of a “See Similar” button, once you click on it you will see the ads from Special Savings. It is worth mentioning that website www.specialsavings.com, which is aimed at attracting more customers by offering various coupons, is reported to popup a number of Special Saving ads once your PC is infected this adware. It is a marketing strategy of Special Saving websites. Therefore, you should remove it as soon as you discover the adware.

Screenshot of SpecialSavings website

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Special Saving popup ads are caused by Special Savings extension that hijacks your browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. How does it install on your browsers? Typically, it infects your PC bundled with the free software you download from internet without your content. So you should be attentive when download free software from websites and always choose “Custom Installation” instead of “Recommended Installation” during the process of install free software to avoid any virus, malware, adware and toolbar that are packed with such software intruding your PC.

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How to Remove Special Savings Adware

 

Step 1: Uninstall Special Savings and other unknown applications installed recently from control panel

Step 2: Remove residual third-party malware and potentially unwanted programs using Anvi Smart Defender

Step 3: Remove Special Savings add-ons and extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 4: Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster

Step 5: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker

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Step 1: Remove Special Savings adware from your computer through Control Panel

 

Please note, Special Savings popup adware is installed on your PC alongside those the third party software and you are suggested to uninstall any third party program that is suspiciously related or unfamiliar for you. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the Special Savings popup adware appearance.

 

For Windows XP:

 

Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Special Savings and other unknown programs, select them and click Remove.

For Windows 7/Vista:

 

Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Special Savings and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
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For Windows 8:

 

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Special Savings and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

Step 2: Remove residual third-party malware and potentially unwanted programs by using Anvi Smart Defender

 

1: Install Anvi Smart Defender

 

Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.

Free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 

2: Click quick or full scan

 

After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate any possible unwanted programs.

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3. Remove malicious files form your computer

 

Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results similar as shown in below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

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Step 3: Remove Special Savings add-ons and extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Option 1: Remove Special Savings extension and add-on form IE, FF & Google Chrome via Anvi Slim ToolBar ( Recommended )

Option 2: Remove Special Savings extension and add-on form IE, FF & Google Chrome manually

 

Option 1:Remove Special Savings extension and add-ons form IE, FF & Google Chrome via Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove toolbars from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When result is displayed, select Special Savings and any other toolbar to want to remove and then click on Remove. ( a similar picture is shown below)

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For Internet Explore:

 

1. Open Internet Explorer> click on the gear icon(for window 7 users)/Tools (for Windows XP users) at the top (far right)>click on Manage Add-ons.

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2. In the Manage Add-ons box, click on Toolbars and Extensions, right click on  Special Savings extension and click on Disable.

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For FireFox:

 

1. Click on the Firefox button button, and then click on Add-ons.

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2. Click on Extensions, and click on Special Savings extension, then click on Disable.

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For Google Chrome:

 

1. Click on wrench or 3 bar icon (next to the address bar)>Tools>Extensions.

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2. Locate Special Savings extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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Step 4: Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling Special Savings popup virus, other related potentially unwanted programs and resetting your browser settings. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

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

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

 

1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

 

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2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

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Step 5: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi AD Blocker

 

It is possibly that adware like Special Savings will infect your computer again when you are tricked into downloading free software from unknown page or open malicious links, webpage carelessly. To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html  

After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.

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Recommended Tips

 

Though you have remove the adware Specially Savings successfully and other potentially unwanted programs, your disk drives may still carry a heavy load. Due to the infection of adware or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, defrag fragments as well as optimize the performance of your disk dirves.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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