Special Savings is a program, which offers to get the latest information about coupons, promotions and deals. For that, users are offered to install its plug-in. However, many security researchers have started to include this app to the category of adwares because it can also get installed onto the system without any permission asked. For that, it relies on freeware and shareware. If you are one of these people who surprisingly discovered Special Savings program on their PCs, you should remove it. Otherwise, you won't be capable to get rid of its ads while browsing on the Internet because it easily affects all browsers that can be installed on the system, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. We must say that it's not connected with malware or spyware.
WHERE CAN I GET Special Savings FROM?
As we have said, Special Savings can be installed manually from its official site specialsavings.com. However, sometimes this application comes in a bundle with other programs, like freeware and shareware. Once inside, it modifies the system so that it could show Special Savings coupon ads when you visit commercial websites like Amazon or Walmart. Besides, it may redirect you to other sites without any permission asked. Even its license agreement claims:
When you download the software, and at times during your use of the browser Add-On, we transmit SpecialSavings cookies to the hard drive of your computer. These cookies enable SpecialSavings to track and store information about your web usage path and online shopping while suing the browser Add-On.
To sum up, you should remove Special Savings plug-in if you found it on your computer after installing some freeware.
HOW TO REMOVE Special Savings?
According to SpecialSavings.com, you can uninstall this add-on by following these steps:
Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
Select Tools -> Extensions -> find Special Savings, Yontoo or StatusWinks and click Uninstall.
On the menu bar, click Tools -> Add-ons -> Manager tab -> Extensions.
Select Special Saving, Yontoo or StatusWinks to remove and click the Remove button.
Click Restart now if it pops up (your tabs will be saved and restored after the browser restart).
Click Tools button -> Manage add-ons-> Downloaded controls. Click Special Savings, Yontoo and StatusWinks, and then click More information. Select Remove.
Finally, we recommend scanning your computer with updated anti-spyware, such as Reimage.