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My Safe Savings. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as MySafeSavings | Type: Adware

My Safe Savings is an adware program that delivers intrusive ads with information about various deals and offers 

My Safe Savings
My Safe Savings is a potentially unwanted program that is affecting the performance of your device with constant traffic redirects.

Questions about My Safe Savings

My Safe Savings is an unwanted application that will do its best to convince you into downloading it by offering you an opportunity to save money by using the best deals, price comparisons, and other handy functionalities. However, just like the most of adware-type programs,[1] it fails to stick to the promise. Besides, computer specialists have already warned users worldwide that this potentially unwanted program has some qualities that might be potentially dangerous as well as frustrating and intrusive. In particular, MySafeSavings is infamous for tracking its users, redirecting them to sponsored sites or generating ads that disrupt browsing routine. If you found app's executable file mysafesavings.exe,[2] you should end it via Windows Task Manager immediately. 

Name My Safe Savings
Type Adware
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Delivers advertisements, information about deals, coupons and offers, redirects online traffic to suspicious websites
Distribution Software bundles, deceptive ads
Elimination Use Reimage for general system cleaning

MySafeSavings virus has been spreading together with other free programs and can be installed without the user’s knowledge. When it places its components on the system, it starts collecting information about user’s browsing preferences, and this is the main issue regarding these silent intruders.

For example, it tracks user’s browsing sessions and gathers information like browsing history, search queries, clicks, downloads, saved bookmarks, favourite websites, computer's geolocation, IP address and so on. Based on such information, adware creates and presents promotional content for the computer user whenever he/she browses the web.

This program is known for redirecting the traffic from your commonly visited sites to questionable ones, in most cases, affiliated and sponsored by the advertiser. Also, this intruder causes a lot of commercial content delivered to your screen in a banner or pop-up window form. Most of the time, ads by My Safe Savings present various online shopping-related offers, such as:

  • discount codes,
  • vouchers and price comparisons,
  • software promotions,
  • various tools “helping” save the money.

We as researchers[3] kindly suggest you avoid My Safe Savings ads at all costs, especially it those messages suggest installing any software. Trusting offers suggested to you by an application which involves you into the advertising business against your will is not safe and recommended.

Don't forget that it can also track your every step online and do nothing more than ruin your browsing experience in this way. Mostly, websites that are promoted with the help of such technique force people to install unwanted software on their computers and this activity may lead to additional cyber intruders. You need to remove My Safe Savings as quickly as you can.

If you don't want to end up with another adware, browser hijacker and similar PUP, you should avoid this untrustworthy program. To keep your computer safe, do not hesitate with the My Safe Savings removal and delete this unwanted program out of your PC. You should use Reimage to see if there is any malware on the system and uninstall every program or browser plug-in related to this adware.

Adware distribution includes freeware and shareware

Speaking of distribution of this adware, there is nothing unusual about it. It spreads like any other typical potentially unwanted software – via bundling technique. This technique is used to spread PUPs is used all over the world. Bundling allows software developers to pack their products together and build software bundles that look like individual programs.

Usually, such packs consist of one legitimate and well-known program and a few unpopular programs, usually browser hijackers or ad-supported apps. To avoid installing such additions, you need to be careful when installing new applications. It has been noticed that computer users tend to rely on Default and Standard installation methods while they should opt for Custom or Advanced one instead.

These options, unlike the traditional Default/Standard ones, will allow you to review all the software package components, opt the undesirable ones out and, hopefully, avoid cyber infections. Please keep this in mind the next time you download a program from the Internet and open its installation wizard.

You should remove My Safe Savings right now to prevent annoying ads and tracking

My Safe Savings removal can and should be done immediately after noticing any symptoms related to this adware. This is an annoying software which does not provide any benefits. You need to delete the program, related browser extensions and clean the system further to make sure that the infection cannot repeat itself.

Therefore, we recommend you to remove My Safe Savings from your computer for good. Please follow the guide provided below the post if you want to remove it manually. However, if you are looking not only for a method to delete this ad-supported program but also for a tool that would secure your computer from spyware and malware infiltration, you should consider installing a reputable and well-known anti-spyware or anti-malware software. 

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove My Safe Savings, follow these steps:

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Erase My Safe Savings from Windows systems

To get rid of the virus from your Windows computer, follow these steps:

  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 My Safe Savings and related programs
    Here, look for My Safe 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'
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Get rid of My Safe Savings from Mac OS X system

To uninstall My Safe Savings from MacOS, you need to delete every entry that belongs to this adware:

  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 My Safe 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'
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Eliminate My Safe 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 My Safe 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 My Safe Savings removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Uninstall My Safe Savings 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, My Safe Savings should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove My Safe Savings from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Clean your Firefox browser to make sure that adware is not affecting the performance anymore:

  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 My Safe 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 My Safe Savings removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete My Safe Savings from Google Chrome

Delete MySafeSavings from the Chrome by following these steps:

  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 My Safe 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 My Safe Savings removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase My Safe 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 My Safe 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 My Safe Savings removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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