Remove SaveSys

 

How Harmful is SaveSys

This is yet another adware (there’s many) that you need to remove before it does damage. By essence it’s not the most threatening subject of its kind, but it can still be pretty much bad if you allow it to remain on your system for a long time. With that in mind, you can go ahead to the removal instructions below, but I recommend that you come back at some point to read the rest. I’ve designed this article to be as helpful as possible in helping you avoid such things in the future.

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Now, the very first point you should note, is to NOT update any programs. The oldest trick in the book viruses use is to pose as another software from your library. It presents itself as a repair tool, a newer version, or a message that a plugin is missing, and it wants to add it. If you are successfully manipulated and click “allow,” SaveSys then downloads malware, because that’s what it’s designed to do. Do not be tricked by the advertisements,  and anything else that may seem useful. This is a very malicious program that wants nothing else but to bring profit to its creators through you. If you just stand back and  take a look at what this virus actually does, its intentions should be apparent:

  • Numerous accounts report that system shutdowns, browser crashes and freezing are all consequences of SaveSys activities. 

But that’s not even the big problem. I already mentioned that the virus will attempt to download other malware. The problem is that you’ve got no idea what you’ll end up with. Some, like this one, are simply tools that help others come in. Others have potentially dangerous effects like changing some settings around your PC, which could lead to voltage shortage, etc. These are very dangerous. But perhaps the most threatening of all are actually the ones that start recording your personal information when they enter. They can collect cookies and passwords. Can you imagine the havoc if all your accounts’ passwords were suddenly changed and you lose control over them. Aside from sensitive information, there are many people who own online banking accounts. If those are exposed things could get out of hand.

How SaveSys Works

I already mention the advertisements – this is the key. The hyperlinks and pop-ups are tailor-made to redirect you to different pages. Once there you’ve basically served your purpose, because such programs are made to promote these websites by bringing more traffic and thus strengthening their search engine positions. This is one reason. The other is to basically monetize through pay per click.

How to Remove SaveSys

STEP 1:

(Works for all versions of windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Click  Windows  windows-button  and R simultaneously. Type appwiz.cpl inside the search field, then OK.

appwiz 

You are now inside the Control Panel.

Here, keep an eye out for ScreenGlaze plus any and all programs that look like a virus to you. Occasionally they may go with other names – so definitely be wary. Highlight them, then Uninstall.

control-panel


   STEP 2:

 The virus has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.

ie9-10_512x512For Internet Explorer Users:

Start the browser, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

When the new menu appears, you should be be able to locate the malware. Also look around for other extensions you’re not sure of. Hit Disable to get rid of them.

In case your Home page was moved, click IE GEAR —–Internet Options>edit the URL box, put in the page you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on mozilla menu at the top, go to Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then select Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

The malware should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundFor Google Chrome Users:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–Extensions.

 

google chrome extensions

When you’ve reached Extensions, the virus should be lurking around with its buddies ——-> select  .chrome-trash-icon

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Now click chrome menu icon  again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Enginesand leave only the search engines you use.

google chrome settings

safariFor Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find the spyware  then Uninstall.

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.
  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

Step 3 optional guide

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