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SurpriseSavings virus: what it is and how it functions?

The devoted online shoppers go head over heels in searching for the best deals and cheapest merchandise prices, but SurpriseSavings virus is definitely not the shopping assistant that these bargain-seeking folks should turn to. This application may seem like an improvement to your daily shopping by offering coupons, discounts, price comparison tools and other special deals, supposedly helping you to save money. Nevertheless, this dubious program is more of a burden than a benefit to your shopping and overall Internet browsing experience. You should be aware that this program infiltrates your computer stealthily, but no need to worry. If you read this article closely, you will not take long to recognize if SurpriseSavings hijack occurs on your device. In such case, you should immediately scan your computer with a reliable virus-fighting utility, for instance, Reimage, to make sure your hunches are true. If the antivirus tool finds that your computer is infected, make sure you fully remove SurpriseSavings adware along with its related components from your device. Your antivirus should make sure that no infectious files are skipped in the process.

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Questions about Ads by Surprise Savings

The first sign, suggesting that your computer might have been infected with adware is, of course, the influx of ads on your browser. Since this program is ad-based, it will display all sorts of commercial data in forms of pop-ups, banners, in-text ads, random hyperlinks on web pages, and other advertisements while you are browsing the web. The ads will appear regardless of whether you want to make use of them or not. The second sign to look for it the specific information provided in the ads. You may recognise potentially dangerous advertisements from slogans like “SurpriseSavings Ads” or “Powered by SurpriseSavings” attached to them. Of course, this does not mean that other notifications that might appear on your computer screen while browsing the internet are harmless. In fact, a tendency has been noted that ads by SurpriseSavings redirect the users to some very questionable sites, where they are bombarded with different pop-ups suggesting fake software updates or ads offering to obtain some suspicious software. Please note that these ads may not feature any slogans and look relatively trustworthy. Even though similar sounding SurpriseSavings and Surprise virus are completely different viruses, interacting with SurpriseSavings ads may lead to Surprise ransomware infiltrating your PC and locking your files. The line between the two is thinner than you may think. Therefore, it is essential to eliminate this adware from your computer as soon as possible. You will find the SurpriseSavings removal guide at the end of this article, if you desire to delete it from your computer manually.

How can you avoid your computer from getting infected with this virus?

When installing newly downloaded programs on your computer, it is important to follow all the installation steps closely. The PUP creators take advantage of the users who rush through the installation process and choose to go for the “Quick” or “Recommended” settings instead of the longer installation with an “Advanced” mode. SurpriseSavings malware is no exception. Its creators bundle it with other programs (PDF creators, music/video players, download managers, etc.), called the “download clients,” with the help of which this malicious program gets into the users computers. Usually, infectious software packages like these are promoted on,, and download sites. Therefore, it is essential to opt for the custom installation to avoid SurpriseSavings from entering your computer. In these settings, always deselect the pre-selected checkboxes allowing undesirable applications install on your computer. Also, do not immediately open the downloaded software, but rather install them on your computer’s system to give your antivirus suite some time to determine the trustworthiness of the program. Such precautions should be enough to protect you from unwanted programs.

SurpriseSavings virus removal suggestions:

As you probably have realized from this article, the SurpriseSavings can cause a variety of inconveniences or even lead to major virus breaches if you do not manage to remove it from your computer in time. For the thorough SurpriseSavings removal, we highly recommend using acknowledged and reliable antivirus software. However, you should keep in mind that even the most powerful antivirus suite will not be able to protect your computer from threats if you do not keep it updated to its latest version. Regular updates are necessary for the best functionality of the antivirus. It is also possible to remove SurpriseSavings manually. For that, you may want to check the step-by-step guide provided below. Also, you can always contact us if you are encountering any troubles removing this virus or any other adware from your computer.

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To remove Surprise Savings ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Surprise Savings from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Surprise Savings and related programs
    Here, look for Surprise Savings or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Surprise Savings from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Surprise Savings or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate Surprise Savings from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Surprise Savings and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Surprise Savings removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Surprise Savings ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Surprise Savings should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Surprise Savings from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Surprise Savings and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Surprise Savings removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Surprise Savings from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Surprise Savings and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Surprise Savings removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Surprise Savings from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Surprise Savings or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Surprise Savings removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. FranchescaKlue says:
    April 15th, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Thats what you get for cheapskating ahah. just kidding, you never know when a malware hits

  2. Arthur Oisin says:
    April 15th, 2016 at 1:58 am

    I had a very similar issue in my PC not long ago…. Luckily Spyhunter took care of it and I havent experienced anything like it since. Would totally recommend it if you are having trouble with PUPs

  3. Medraut says:
    April 15th, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Appreciate the free instructions! I promise to donate!

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