Remove Savifier Pop-up Ads

By | Posted on October 5, 2014 | Updated on April 16, 2016

Savifier is a malicious program that can interfere with your Internet browsing activity. It will show pop-up ads, coupons, deals, and discount for irrelevant products. This commercial contents coming from Savifier affiliates may be useful to others, but worthless to many who are not inclined to online shopping. Some computer users who get in touch with Savifier deemed it as part of virus activity.

In the presence of Savifier, it attached itself to known browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox without user’s consent. In short, instant appearance of Savifier coupons or ads comes as a surprise, especially if user has no involvement in the installation.

Normally, freeware is the main source of this adware. Free programs are packed together with Savifier so that both runs in single installation process. What user don’t know is adware is being installed, not only the preferred software. Savifier coupons and comparison intends to give online shoppers a tool to balance on online deals and get the best offer. Coupons and savings are also provided as a pop-up and will appear when user is browsing online shopping sites.

Savifier

If you feel that Savifier is not in any way helpful, we suggest removing it from the computer. It may have other purpose like recording some of your browsing data that may lead to identity theft.

Online Security Scanner Report for savifier.com:

Norton SafeWeb Not yet tested Community Rating: 0.0 Updated: Oct. 13, 2014
MCAfee Site Advisor Not yet rated Feedback: No Data Updated: Oct. 13, 2014
AVG Threat Labs Currently Safe Ratings: 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes Updated: Oct. 13, 2014

How to Remove Savifier Adware

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Savifier

The main cause of adware and malware presence could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

uinstall-adware

3. Look for and remove Savifier entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Savifier. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Savifier from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Savifier on the affected browser.

How to Remove Savifier Adware from Mac?

Step 1: Remove Browser Extensions that belongs to Savifier

1. Locate the add-on or extension that is relevant to the adware. To do this, please follow the following depending on affected browser.

Safari – Choose Preferences from the Safari menu, then click the Extensions icon. This will open a window showing all installed extensions.

Savifier Extension on Safari

Chrome – Select Preferences from the Chrome menu, and then click the Extensions link found on the left pane.

Firefox – Choose Add-ons from the Tools menu. Look at both the Extensions and Plugins lists when it opens a new window.

2. Once you have located Savifier, click on Remove or Uninstall, to get rid of it.

3. Close the browser and proceed to the next steps.

Step 2: Delete Malicious Files that have installed Savifier

1. Navigate to the location given below and move the item to the Trash.

/Applications/Savifier.app

If you cannot find the specified file, please look for any unfamiliar or suspicious entries. It may be the one causing the Savifier to be present on your Mac.

Step 3: Scan the System with Adware Removal Tool for Mac

1. Download the TSMART tool from this link:

Click here to download TSMART (this will open a new window)

2. Run Adware Removal Tool for Mac. It will check for updates and download if there is most recent version.

3. If it prompts to close all opened web browser, please do so. Thus, we advise you to PRINT this guide for your reference before going offline.

4. The tool will begin to scan the system and remove any adware it finds. Please note that identified malicious items are moved to Trash so that you can still recover if it mistakenly deleted valid files.

5. If everything is well, please Empty the Trash to totally get rid of Savifier.

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