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Remove SurpriseSavings ads

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Ads by SurpriseSavings, SurpriseSavings virus, SurpriseSavings adware | Type: Adware

What is SurpriseSavings?

Most of the anti-spyware programs detect SurpriseSavings as a potential threat. In other words, it’s an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which may display third-party content for you whenever you browse the net. Usually, it delivers pop-up ads, pop-under ads, in-text links, banner ads and similar content related to various deals, discounts, coupons and similar things. However, security experts urge not to trust any of the SurpriseSavings ads unless you are hundred percent sure that they are related to reliable websites. Be aware that those ads are prepared and monitored by third parties who seek to increase their page rank, sales or promote another suspicious software. Thus, ‘Ads by SurpriseSavings’ may even make you visit websites filled with PUPs or even viruses. In addition to that, SurpriseSavings may also try to interfere with your privacy. Security experts have found that its developers use tracking software (‘cookies’) to collect information about the user and his/her browsing habits. Even though it can hardly reach your credit card details, passwords and similar data (possible if cyber criminals would exploit this adware), it may accumulate your search terms, websites visited, data entered in them, clicks, browser’s type, language, IP address, PC’s location, email address and so on. Finally, it should be mentioned that SurpriseSavings virus may slow down your PC’s performance and serve as a backdoor for other suspicious third-party apps.

It’s obvious that SurpriseSavings has been developed not to serve for its users, but to generate income for its developers. Thus, it goes without saying that it has to be removed without any delay. In order to remove it, we recommend you to run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware. For Windows OS running PC, it’s recommended to use Reimage, whereas Mac OS X-based computers can be fixed with the help of Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.

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How can SurpriseSavings hijack my computer?

SurpriseSavings is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Its installer might be found on various third-party download websites, such as,,,, and so on. Nevertheless, it’s not very likely that you will find it as an individual application. In most of the cases, it spreads bundled with other free programs. It might be found attached to a download manager, PDF creator, media player or another reliable and trustful-looking free software. Therefore, it does not matter what kind of freeware are you going to install, we recommend reading its EULA, Privacy Policy, and other accessible information in order to find if its reliable (look for information about third-party ads and cookies). After that, you should opt for Advanced or Custom installation option (in contrast to Quick/Basic) and check whether the freeware is distributed as an individual program or as a component of a software package. If you are offered to install an add-on, plug-in, toolbar or extension, such as SurpriseSavings virus, make sure that you deselect each of them.

How to remove SurpriseSavings virus?

SurpriseSavings removal guide is given down below. By the way, we recommend you look for other suspicious apps, including Coupon Chaser, Name, PricePeep, as they may also have bee installed in a package with SurpriseSavings.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, 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 SurpriseSavings ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of SurpriseSavings 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 SurpriseSavings and related programs
    Here, look for SurpriseSavings 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'

Delete SurpriseSavings 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 SurpriseSavings 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'

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

Erase SurpriseSavings 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, SurpriseSavings should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Remove SurpriseSavings 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 SurpriseSavings 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 SurpriseSavings removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of SurpriseSavings 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 SurpriseSavings 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 SurpriseSavings removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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