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Remove Giant Savings virus (Removal Instructions)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

General information about Giant Savings virus

People who shop online and seek to buy products or services cheaper can sometimes fall for tricks specially designed for online buyers, created by the developers of various malicious programs. Giant Savings virus poses as a browser add-on, which promises its users to help them save money but, in fact, it doesn’t. This software is classified as a potentially unwanted, malware-type program, and also an adware, which generates intrusive ads and redirects to possibly hazardous sites. It is compatible with such popular web browsers as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and some lesser-known browsers. Ads by Giant Savings, whether pop-ups, banners or in-text ads, usually appear featuring text such as “Powered by Giant Savings”, “Brought to you by Giant Savings” disclosing the provider of these ads.

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How does Giant Savings hijack computer systems?

Questions about Giant Savings virus

Giant Savings adware is distributed via two main methods. It can be installed WITH user’s knowledge, when user downloads it from the Internet and agrees to place it on a computer system. However, there is another method, which is more popular than the previous one: it may come in a software bundle together with freeware or shareware. If you want to prevent Giant Savings malware or other potentially unwanted program from hijacking your computer system without your knowledge, you should always pay attention to the freeware’s installation process and uncheck all unfamiliar optional entries. You can do that via Advanced or Custom installation settings. Be careful and do not rely on Standard and Default installation options, because they do not give you a chance to customize software’s components.

We do NOT recommend leaving Giant Savings on your computer even if it wasn’t installed against your wish. It can force you to visit third-party websites that might appear to be high-risk ones, so it is better to start Giant Savings removal process immediately. Navigate to page 2 to find instructions on how to remove Giant Savings properly.

How to remove Giant Savings virus from your computer?

If you are still using Giant Savings adware as a tool for finding best online shopping deals, we advise you not to do it anymore. There is quite a list of negative qualities that this program has; therefore, you should consider eliminating this potentially unwanted program and all of its files from your system without a delay. One way to do so is by simply scanning your system with some anti-malware program, for example, SpyHunter, which will get rid of this threat automatically. Another approach to the Giant Savings removal is through manual deletion. You can follow the detailed guide provided below to accomplish that.

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To remove Giant Savings virus, follow these steps:

Remove Giant 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 Giant Savings and related programs
    Here, look for Giant 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'

Uninstall Giant 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 Giant 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'

Delete Giant 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 Giant 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 Giant Savings removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Giant Savings virus 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, Giant Savings should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Giant 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 Giant 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 Giant Savings removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Giant 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 Giant 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 Giant Savings removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Giant 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 Giant 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 Giant Savings removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Tracy1997 says:
    February 24th, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Thanks God this virus is finally gone from my computer. I hope, forever!

  2. Jeronime says:
    February 24th, 2016 at 2:53 am

    These ads deliver inutile offers. They seem so vain and useless. For example, they deliver ads that promise to help you lose weight with a help of some stupid weightloss programs. Of course they ask you to sign for suspicious memberships. I believe later they demand to pay money… I guess its just better to stay away from such ads.

  3. freakzonfloor says:
    February 24th, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for the help! I have successfully banished this threat from my PC. I can browse without interruptions again.

  4. pharrel007 says:
    February 24th, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Giant Savings is an utter nonsense. I have experienced these redirects – once you click on such ads, they force you to visit dubious websites.

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