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How To Remove GreatSaver

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 under Security by

GreatSaver is a potentially unwanted adware program by AS Internet Ltd. GreatSaver creates pop-up advertisements when the user goes online. These targeted advertisements were created from information gathered from your browsing habits and activities. GreatSaver’s user policy exempts them from any responsibility for the content in their advertisements, which opens the door for cyber criminal activity. While this program may seem appealing and tempting with its money saving deals, GreatSaver disrupts user activity, causes browser crashes, slows internet speed, is equipped to track the user’s internet surfing activities, and redirects browser searches to suspect websites.

Like other adware programs, GreatSaver is almost always transferred to your computer when it is bundled with free software downloads such as freeware and shareware. This program is built on Crossrider framework, which means it is manufactured to create cross browser extensions and is compatible with most internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. GreatSaver is a browser helper object for Internet Explorer and a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It is typically installed without user consent due to the “Automatic” installation button. GreatSaver also has its own website at greatsaver.info

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Just like many other adware programs, GreatSaver gets right to work recording your search queries, websites visited, browser type, IP address, and location. It uses this valuable information to create interest based advertisements directed to you. With each click from you, GreatSaver and its affiliates make money. Targeted advertisements will be prominently displayed overwhelming the user with deals, coupons, offers, and products based on your search queries and the websites you visited. Despite promises for money saving deals, GreatSaver can take the user to sponsored links, which when clicked, will then take him to third party sites which could be compromised and may contain viruses.

Because GreatSaver collects user information and does not guarantee the safety of its advertisement content, it is considered dangerous and should be removed quickly. Using this program can make it easier for cyber criminals to infiltrate your computer and compromise it with malware, spyware, and other infections because the user clicks on links at his own risk. As an advertisement supported platform, the links created by GreatSaver may not be legitimate and may take the user to sites where the computer could be infected by malware. Financial and personal details are at risk when using GreatSaver.

GreatSaver should be removed speedily since it endangers your computer and can put sensitive personal information at risk. Always be careful when installing software, especially free downloads, since they often come bundled with potentially unwanted adware programs. Be sure to use the “custom” installation button so that you have better control over filtering out unwanted programs. Antivirus software can help you remove GreatSaver adware. In addition, you may also be able to rid your computer of GreatSaver manually by uninstalling unwanted and unfamiliar programs from your hard drive.

Removal instructions for Mozilla Firefox:
1. To go to the Add-ons Manager, press Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. Go to the Extensions tab and remove any potentially unwanted add-ons.
3. To go to Options, press Alt+T.
4. Open the General tab and change your home page to a different one which is reliable.
5. Click OK.
6. Click the icon in the Search box .
7. Go to Manage search engines, find and remove the default search engine with a reliable provider.
8. Click OK.

Removal instructions for Google Chrome:
1. Press Alt+F.
2. Open “Extensions” and remove any potentially unwanted add-ons.
3. Go to Settings and click on “Open a page or a set of pages”.
4. Go to Set pages and replace your current home page with a new one.
5. Click OK.
6. Choose Manage search engines under Search.
7. Remove the unwanted search engine and choose a new one that is reliable.
8. Click Done.
9. Restart your browser.

Removal instructions for Internet Explorer:
1. Press Alt+X.
2. Choose Manage add-ons, then go to Tools and Extensions and remove any potentially unwanted add-ons.
3. Go to Search Providers. Remove the unwanted search engine and choose a new one which you want to use.
4. Save the changes.
5. Press Alt+X.
6. Open Internet Options and from the General tab change your home page with a reliable one.
7. Click OK.

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