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Remove OneSave ads (Virus Removal Guide)

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OneSave adware – is it a good software?

Questions about OneSave ads

OneSave software is developed by One Save Tech Sp. zo.o. This company is based in Warsaw, Poland. This program is presented as an essential tool for those who want to use cloud backup services. This is how the developers of this program describe it:

OneSave’s online backup solutions let you create a secure online backup & storage drive right on your computer for easy file sharing across multiple devices, with secure links & cloud data backup. View, edit & save files just like you normally do, with a lot less hassle.

Seems to be an advantageous software at the first glance. However, that is just the first impression. We have made a research on this program and found out that it is an ad-supported program, which can be assigned to the ‘adware’ category. What is more, it can be called a potentially unwanted program (PUP), too. One Save is a free program – it is logical that it needs to gain revenue from somewhere. To gain income, it advertises third-party partners. Unfortunately, it does that in an indirect and unfair way. Let us explain how this program earns money.

OneSave virus

OneSave installs tracking cookies on your Internet browser and tracks your activity whenever you browse the Internet. It seeks to find out what your interests are – what search keywords do you use, what websites do you visit, and so on. Then, based on such information, it generates targeted ads and sends them for you. You are going to receive an uncountable number of ‘Ads by OneSave’ or ‘OneSave ads.’ Usually, these ads show up when the victim browses e-stores, for example, eBay, ASOS, or Amazon. Such ads usually show up as banners, but they can also appear in a form of pop-up windows.

You must be very careful and AVOID clicking on these ads. Our research team has found out that clicking on such ads can result in redirects to third-party websites. As we have already mentioned, third-party companies pay for the developers of OneSave adware to be advertised. Therefore, OneSave PUP generates web traffic to their websites. Sadly, such websites can be dangerous, and you should not browse them! To avoid ending up on such insecure websites, you should remove OneSave PUP as soon as possible. You can remove it using an anti-spyware software (e.g. Reimage).

How did OneSave hijack my PC?

OneSave download link is available on the official website of this program. However, in most cases, PC users complain that this program has appeared on their computers without their knowledge. You can end up with this rogue software in case you typically install new programs in a rush. Remember that:

  • Potentially unwanted applications are usually distributed together with other free programs.
  • The declarations of the existence of such additions are generally hidden under Default or Standard installation modes, so you should never choose to install programs using these settings.
  • To avoid installing optional applications, select Advanced or Custom installation mode.
  • These settings provide a subsequent menu, which shows a list of ‘recommended downloads.’
  • Deselect the checkboxes near such proposals to avoid installing unknown applications.

If you have already installed OneSave, and you do not want to keep it on your system, we suggest removing it. To find instructions how to do it manually, continue reading on page 2.

How to uninstall OneSave?

It does not matter whether you have installed this dubious application by your wish or it has hijacked your computer without your consent – there is no need to keep it on your system. It can slow down your PC, and it can deliver intrusive ads. We recommend using other reputable online file hosting services, for example, OneDrive or iCloud. To remove OneSave virus, use one of the recommended anti-spyware programs or follow the manual removal guide, which is provided below:

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To remove OneSave ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall OneSave 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 OneSave and related programs
    Here, look for OneSave 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'

Eliminate OneSave 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 OneSave 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'

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

Remove OneSave 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, OneSave should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of OneSave 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 OneSave 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 OneSave removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete OneSave 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 OneSave 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 OneSave removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall OneSave 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 OneSave 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 OneSave removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Jeronimo says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Just an annoying program that sends damnloads of stupid advertisements. you should never install onesave. Waste of time.

  2. Selgaza says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:31 am

    distracting ads… hard to remove them. ugh! ill keep trying.

  3. mad. says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I am extremely dissapointed with OneSave. It just does not work as promised… Do not install it

  4. walker87 says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:33 am

    OneSave is a crap

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