How to remove Save the Children (Virus Removal Guide)

Save the Children virus

The Save the Children virus (also known as SaveTheChildren Reminder by We-care.com) is term used to identify a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) categorized as adware, a browser hijacker, and spyware. SaveTheChildren Reminder by We-care.com is essentially a free browser helper object (BHO) for the Microsoft Windows Operating System. This program attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and/or extension with or without user consent in order to serve targeted advertisements.

Save the Children virus

Once potential Save the Children malware is installed, the adware program will being to collect user information, including browser activity, history, and manually submitted information, such as email addresses, identification data, and more. Save the Children and third-parties will use this information to display a variety of different advertisements, including pop-ups on retail websites that may say something similar to “Thank you for supporting Save the Children by shopping at Dell”.

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Some SavetheChildren advertisements are pop-under ads that take up an entire browser window or browser tab (pictured above). Others are generic banner and skyscraper adverts, in-text ads, and/or pop-up advertisements that may appear when a user hovers over text or images with their mouse pointer.

The Save the Children adware application bundles with third-party freeware and shareware distributed by websites such as download.com and can also be found in adverts, torrents, and other items on media related websites similar to thepiratebay.

Users are sometimes given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Save the Children software and other items during the setup process of third-party software; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner.

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  1. Option 1: Automatically remove Save the Children – This first option details how to remove Save the Children malware using the free or full versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software and/or CCleaner by Piriform.
  2. Option 2: Manually remove Save the Children – This second option details how to manually uninstall Save the Children and remove unwanted browser attachments
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1. Automatic Save the Children removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Save the Children and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

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2. Install the free or purchase the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program and update the database if needed.

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4. On the Dashboard click the large green Scan Now button.

5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

CCleaner

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Save the Children adware and associated third-party software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall Save the Children and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Save the Children, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Save the Children removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Save the Children adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

How to uninstall Save the Children

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

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2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for Save the Children and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Save the Children add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove Save the Children add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Save the Children extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Save the Children add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Save the Children add-on and remove it if located.

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