Welcome to our Savings Cool “Virus” uninstall guide. The following instructions will aid you in uninstalling the unwanted software from your PC.
Savings Cool “Virus” is a type of software that is responsible for the appearance of plenty of online ads, which could be pop-ups, banners and others, inside your browser windows. The irritating part is that once your system has been infected with this program all of the installed browsers – Firefox, Chrome, etc. can get affected and start broadcasting various ads.
Which software family does Savings Cool belong to?
By definition, the features of this program correspond to the ones of any Adware product. Adware is a kind of software specifically developed to serve the marketing industry and display numerous advertisements. Such programs are very commonly spread and many users get contaminated by them on a daily basis. Something else we can share about these ad-generating programs is that they do not represent malicious software. They may simply annoy you with the constantly produced pop-ups and banners. Malware that mostly bothers users around the world like Trojans and Ransomware is normally responsible for many evil activities – corruption or encryption of important data, destruction of files, hijacking your entire machine, turning it into a bot, or otherwise remotely controlling it. All of these illegal actions are to be expected from a virus, but not from Savings Cool. Adware-based products are legal and most commonly do not cause any harm. They are developed because certain producers are interested in promoting the goods they sell. That’s why they work in cooperation with programmers and the result is the production of Adware. The developers also gain something from this process: they make money from the displayed and/or opened pop-ups. The more ads you open, the more money is generated for these people.
How does Adware get spread?
Various methods are used for distributing Savings Cool and its fellow programs. They could be lurking inside torrents, web pages, even spam emails and their attachments, whatever kind they may be – archives, documents, images, etc. Most programmers, though, like to spread the Adware they are paid to develop and distribute via program bundles. These creations are actually sets of various programs that get spread as a package, typically for free. Any user could download and install such a bundle and no payment is required for using any of the programs a bundle may contain. Such programs could be browser hijackers, Adware-type products, games and newly-created software with different functions. Still, you have to remember that Adware is not a virus and as such cannot self-install on your system. The ones who install a given type of Adware are the users themselves. It is true that the installation is normally performed unknowingly by the affected user. It may happen in many ways, but typically a computer ends up infected because of the improper installation of a software bundle. To keep you safe from contaminations like this or even worse, we are going to share probably the most important safety tip. It is all about the process of installing any downloaded, free or paid program.
When the installation wizard of any program opens and you see the available options, please choose the more detailed one. It will usually be called Advanced or Custom. These are the only options that will allow you to choose which programs of a particular bundle you indeed want on your PC, and which ones you would rather skip installing.
No matter how excited you may be about testing a new game, for example, from a given program bundle, do not venture into installing such a set of software in the easiest possible way. Avoid any wizard feature that provides a Quick, Automatic or Defatul installation. By choosing such options many users have ended up dealing with programs like Savings Cool.
More safety tips
In order to have a healthy system, you need to maintain it that way. Take care of your device and your OS, as well as of all the installed programs. It is recommended that you update them regularly. Also, we recommend investing in a really top-quality anti-virus program. This way, every time you update it, you will be sure it has all the newest threat data bases and you can count on its ability to detect infections and possible dangers at an early stage. This is the core of any effective prevention. Also, the way you surf the web matters very much. Be particularly picky about your software sources, as well as your video-streaming and torrent-sharing websites. All these pieces of advice combined will grant you a pleasant and issueless online experience. As for removing Savings Cool, the process of uninstalling it can be performed by following the instructions in our Removal Guide. You will find those on the current page, just below this article.
How to Uninstall Savings Cool “Virus”
I – Uninstallation
- Use the Winkey+R keyboard combination, write Control Panel in the search field and hit enter.
- Go to Uninstall a program under Programs.
- Seek the unwanted software, select it and then click on Uninstall
- If you are unable to spot Savings Cool, search for any unrecognized programs that you do not remember installing on your PC – the unwanted software might disguise itself by going under a different name.
II – Safe mode and revealing hidden files
III – Cleaning all your browsers
- Go to your browser’s icon, right-click on it and select Properties.
- Go to the Shortcut tab and in the Target make sure to delete anything written after “.exe”.
- Now, open your browser and follow the instructions below depending on whether you are using Chrome, Mozilla or IE.
- Chrome users:
- Go to your browser’s main menu located in the top-right corner of the screen and select Settings.
- Scroll down, click on Show Advanced Settings and then select Clear browsing data. Just to be sure, tick everything and clear the data.
- Now, in the left pane, go to Extensions and look through all extensions that are integrated within your browser. If you notice any suspicious add-on, disable it and then remove it.
- Firefox users:
- Similarly to Chrome, go to the main menu and select Add-ons and then Extensions.
- Remove any suspicious browser extensions that you may have even if they do not have the name Savings Cool on them.
- IE users:
- Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons.
- Click on all add-on types from the left pane and check if there is anything suspicious in the right panel. In case you find anything shade, make sure to remove it.
IV – Removing Shady processes
- Go to your start menu, type Task Manager in the search field and from the results open View running processes with Task Manager.
- Thoroughly look through all processes. The name Savings Cool might not be there, but if you notice any shady looking process that consumes high amounts of memory it might be ran by the unwanted program.
- If you spot the process ran by Savings Cool, right-click on it, open its file location and delete everything in there. Then go back to the Task Manager and end the process.
V – DNS check
- In the start menu search box write View Network Connections and open the first result.
- Right-click on the network connection you are using and go to Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
- If Obtain DNS server addresses automatically is not checked, check it.
- Go to Advanced and select the DNS If there is anything in the DNS server addresses field, remove it and click OK.
- Click OK on the rest of the opened windows.