How To Remove Ads by Dollar Saver

How Dollar Saver Works

The Dollar Saver virus is classified as adware for a big reason. Frankly, you should remove it immediately, unless you are prepared to absorb some losses, either in terms of time, or in terms of your computer may be marginally trashed by this virus. Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds, you just have to be careful. Such cases are rare, but existent. Later on down I’ll explain in detail what I’m talking about.remove-dollar-saver

At first  Dollar Saver is probably simply making your browsing experience uncomfortable by producing a variety of advertisements you just can’t get rid of. It’s supposed to give you coupons for discounts on products you may be interested in, and it does that – the problem is, that’s not the only thing it does.

Dollar Saver is in truth harmful for your computer. It can be the sole reason for system sluggishness, crashing and occasional freezes. To go further, though, it can invite its virus colleagues without your knowledge. If you can, remove this malware tool immediately.

How Dollar Saver Entered My Computer

It infected you the same way it brings aboard its buddies. One usual trick employed is as follows: a seemingly legitimate program asks you for permission to update. Once you give it, the virus downloads and installs another adware instead.

That’s one way. The most common path for Dollar Saver to take roots on your PC, though, is through shareware. That’s free software that people think may be useful for some purpose, a toolbar, or an optimization tool. If you remember downloading any such freeware, then it probably contained Dollar Saver. Although to be fair, the setup process probably asked you at some point if you want to install the “bonus content.” To avoid such problems in the future always choose Custom Install and carefully look out at each step for any unpleasant surprises

How Harmful Is Ads by Dollar Saver

In itself, this malware is only annoying. The advertisements can’t be turned, which I assume is the reason you are consulting this removal guide. The real issues are the other programs snuck in by the virus. There is just no way to be sure these aren’t REALLY dangerous. Reports suggest that some of the viruses Dollar Saver is responsible for bringing aboard can monitor and record your browsing history and passwords. I’m sure there’s no need for me to talk any further on that point.

How To Remove Dollar Saver

What follows is a  several step guide on how to easily remove Dollar Saver first from your PC, then from your browsers.

STEP 1: Removing Dollar Saver From Windows

Substep 1. 

 For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Users:

First, click the Start button (the windows key) —–>Control Panel —–Programs and Features or (for Windows XP) Add/Remove Programs.pic 1

Proceed to Substep 2.

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 For Windows 8 users:First, right click down on the left side of your screen. The Quick Access Menu should appear —–> Control Panel —–Uninstall a Program. Proceed to Substep 2.

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For Mac (OS X) Users:

Click Go at the top left —–> Applications.

Proceed to Substep 2.

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Substep 2.

For all Windows Users:

Look for a program called “Dollar Saver” and click Uninstall.

Sometimes the virus will operate under a different name. If you can not find it as “Dollar Saver”, click on the column titled Installed On. This will arrange programs by their installation date. Look for all recently added programs that seem suspicious and click Uninstall on them.

You are not done, however. Proceed to STEP 2.

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Find a program called Dollar Saver, then right click on it and select Move to Trash.

If you can not find such a program, click the Date Modified column, and look for recent additions of programs you don’t know about. Right click on each of them—–Move to Trash.

Proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Removing Dollar Saver from your browser(s)

For Internet Explorer Users:

Open the browser, then click on the small Gear icon on the top right —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Once there, you should look for Dollar Saver or any other extension or plugin you feel may be unsafe. Click Disable on it/them.

If for some reason. you Home Page was changed from the one you prefer (viruses, especially adware, tend to do that) click on the Gear icon —–Internet Options. From there you just edit the URL box, dispose of the unwanted link, and put in what you like, then click Apply.

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Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on the Menu icon on the top right (three lines) —–> Add-ons.

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Then you just click Extensions.

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Here you should find Dollar Saver or anything you think may be a virus, then click Remove.

Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Google Chrome Users:

 

Enter the browser. At the top right click on the Menu icon —–>Tools —–Extensions.

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Once in Extensions, find ” Dollar Saver” and anything you believe may be dangerous, and click the little Trash icon on the right.

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You are almost done! Now click on the Menu icon on top for a second time, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top),then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.

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Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click the Safari button on the top left —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find “Dollar Saver” and/or other possible virus extensions, then click Uninstall.

Proceed to STEP 3 .

STEP 3: Checking For Dollar Saver Leftovers

Right Click on the Time at the bottom right of your screen, then click Start Task Manager. From there click Processes on the band above, and try to find any of the following processes:

  • Dollar Saver-nova.exe
  • Dollar Saver-bg.exe
  • Dollar Saver.exe

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If none of those are present in your task manager, then you are in the clear. If one or all of them are present, you need to go back to STEP 1 and see what you missed there.

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STEP 4: Reset Your Browser (OPTIONAL)

In this step, you will reset your browser to its original state. Home pages, toolbars, history and cookies will all be lost, so you should do this ONLY if everything else failed.

For Internet Explorer Users:

Click on the Gear icon at the top right —–> Internet Options. There you click on Advanced on the right side of the band, then Reset.  On the pop-up that will appear, tick Delete Personal Settings, then Reset and finally hit Close. This should remove Dollar Saver and all other unwanted extensions from your browser.

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For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Click the Menu button —–> Help. On the right, click Troubleshooting Information, and then Reset Firefox, again on the right. Finalize everything by hitting Reset Firefox in the pop-up that will appear, then Finish.

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For Google Chrome Users:

Click on the Menu button at the top right —–> Settings —–Reset Browser Settings. There click Reset on the pop-up to confirm and that should remove Dollar Saver.

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For Safari Users:

Open Safari —–> Safari —–Reset Safari. A window with several checkboxes should appear. All of them need to be ticked, then click Reset to finalize the removal process of Dollar Saver.

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