How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

This page aims to help you remove MySafeSavings. These My Safe Savings removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Is MySafeSavings annoying you? Then you are in the right place.

MySafeSavings refers to the class of adware that displays unwanted advertisements. You may have heard that adware is often blamed for using annoying, and at times very intrusive methods for ads displaying. Before speaking more about this, let’s first put some light on the adware in general. The word adware comes as a combination of the words advertisement and software. Its purpose is to display different types of ads in the form of banners, pop-up messages, promotional links and web pages. This is exactly what this program is created for. The thing is, such actions are often categorized by the online users as undesired distractions and also referred to as potentially unwanted programs (PUP).

If My Safe Savings is potentially unwanted program, then does it mean it is also virus? No, definitely not. It is legal and free software that serves the advertising industry by generating targeted advertisements. Developers have found that there is money in it when the Pay Per Click (PPC) method is incorporated. It works by generating income for them with every click the displayed ads receive. That’s why they are using some aggressive strategies when showing ads on your screen. Yes, at their best, adware can be quite irritating to the viewers, but it really doesn’t mean to do any harm to their system. Viruses, in comparison, can do significant damage and are self-replicating, also able to infect new machines on their own.

However, with the aim to display relevant ads, some advertisers develop adware that may compromise users’ privacy and track their online activities. The potential danger may appear when some private data, collected by the adware, may later be easily reached by people with not so noble intentions. If this happens, the software is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a virus.

Can you name some common symptoms?

Online advertising industry becomes more complex with every single day. So do adware and the techniques they implement. Experts have detected some more common symptoms adware such as MySafeSavings may have on users PC. In its most classic form, it may flood the users screen with an endless stream of unwanted pop-ups. Distracting banners may appear, interrupting the users’ current activity. There is a chance popping messages come as entire series, where it becomes a real struggle to close them. It often may happen that closing the one will open another text message or a web page. Another annoying thing this Adware does is to keep track of your browsing history. In its attempts to figure out what ads to display, it may collect information about users’ last web searches and browser activity. Most people don’t really enjoy these actions and are seeking to uninstall he program from their PC.

How may My Safe Savings result on your system performance?

When your device system is always busy loading ads, you may notice its speed may decrease and the overall performance may become laggy. Not only that, but it may also hit your wallet. If you are paying for internet bandwidth, it is good to know that ads eat up your data and may increase unnecessarily your mobile internet bill. Maybe it is a good idea to consider removing MySafeSavings and any other such adware if you want to save up a few more MB for actual work.

What can you do about it?

Checking your browser security settings is a good idea. Set your Internet Explorer (IE) security level and disable access of extension you don’t recognize. Consider switching to alternative browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and keep a close eye to their extensions and functionality.

It is very important not to download suspicious programs on your PC. Always run a virus check up with your antivirus program. Be very attentive when visiting websites with pop-up messages asking you to download software. They should not be trusted unless you know what the software is. A useful tip is to always go for the advanced installation option when installing free software. This way you can manually select or unselect potentially unwanted applications packed inside the installation wizard.

Be careful what adware you install on your PC. Make sure it is from a reputable company and read carefully the privacy agreement that comes with it.

How do you remove MySafeSavings?

To remove this program, you’ll probably need a detailed guide. Below we have prepared a quick step by step solution for you. It is worth to follow it. Should you need any other help, do not hesitate to write us. We would be glad to help.


Name MySafeSavings
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (Its purpose is to display different types of ads in the form of banners, pop-up messages, promotional links and web pages.)
Symptoms  It may flood the users screen with an endless stream of unwanted pop-ups
Distribution Method  Usually it gets installed on your PC altogether with other free software you download from the web.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter is a malware detection tool. To remove the infection, you need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Remove MySafeSavings

To try and remove MySafeSavings quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the MySafeSavings extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove MySafeSavings by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of MySafeSavings and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed MySafeSavings removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”  Remove MySafeSavings from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware” —–> Manage Add-ons.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware” —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware” Remove MySafeSavings from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”Remove MySafeSavings from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    How to Uninstall MySafeSavings/My Safe Savings “Malware”

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


    • Hello, please clarify. Or simply provide a screenshot of your hosts file, if you are not sure what to do.

    • Hi there, most definitely stay away from any such pages. Look through the installation menu more carefully – at some point it asks something that will open these pages for you. Read through every line and select the proper option that will not open the pages.

    • Move on with rest of the steps. This is probably a trick by them. Just move on, you’ll find and delete the files manually.

    • Hi there, you can’t really delete ab (default). Searching the store is basically the same, but if you want the classical run menu hit Win button+R.

    • Hi, having the same problem. Mine is shown as a level 3 threat in AVG. I have no way to delete it, please help

      • Hi, Anthony, sorry for having to ask this, but what do you mean by “having the same problem”? There are many comments currently on the page, most of them with some sort of problem, so I can’t really know which one you refer to. Please, be specific in your answer.

    • You are most welcome Jacob. If you happen to stumble upon a problem with some malicious content involved, remember to contact us, we will be glad to help you.

    • Hi there Jacob,
      at this point is probably best to download our software from one of our banners above. After you download SpyHunter you can use the free scan feature. It will locate the infected files where you can delete them manually. About the DNS Unlocker we have a guide for it too https://howtoremove.guide/dns-unlocker-removal/. And you don’t need to purchase another PC, you can restore to factory settings or simply reinstall your Windows but i don’t think it is a good idea to keep any files, unless they are too valuable to you, and if they are you should scan them for viruses before you upload them somewhere else. Keep us posted for further help !

    • Hello, I am using a Windows 10
      I am currently on step 5 and when I attempt to permanently delete the file I was lead to it won’t let me delete it do to it being open as .exe file and another one saying it is being prevented because it is open in Windows Account Manager

      • Hi Manny,
        can you please type the name of the file? Did you manage to follow the steps in Safe Mode ?

    • Hi Jacob,
      take a look on your Task Bar and if you are using Wireless Network click the Wireless icon or you can Right click the small computer icon which says Network on it and then click Open Network and Sharing center. Your Network Connections should be there. Keep us posted for further assistance.

      • Desktop with a wired keyboard. I managed to work around it by enabling the on-screen keyboard at the lock screen since it still acknowledged input from my mouse. Thanks for the guide, mysafesavings was really annoying me with all the random IE browser pop-up ads.

    • Hi there Ghost,
      did you try to follow the path C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. where !!!!USER NAME!!!! should be the name you put on your computer. Keep us posted if you have further questions 🙂

    • Hi phantom miner,
      did you manage to complete the guide. We also have guide on how to enter in Safe Mode in Windows 8.1.

    • Hi phantom miner,
      at this point i would suggest to you to download SpyHunter from one of our banners above and use the free scan feature. The scanner will locate any infected file where you can delete it manually. Keep us posted if you have further questions.

    • Hi Ghost Cakes,
      ok i will try to explain this. So we have this C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data . First thing you do is open My Computer. There are going to be, lets say Local Disc (C:) and Local Disc (D:) by default. So here is where we start from. You go in Local Disc (C:) and there some Folders. You are going to look for folder named “Users” and when you go in that Folder the path will be C:/Users. After that you will look for the Folder that says YOUR NAME ( by your name we mean the name of the computer, or how you nicknamed it) when you get in that folder your are going to look for Folder named AppData and when you go in that Folder the path will be C:/Users/USER NAME (the nickname you gave to your computer)/AppData and so on. Try this try to complete the guide in Safe Mode and if you have further questions we are here to help you 🙂

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