Savings Magnet (also searched for as Savings Magnet virus or SavingsMagnet) is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware by reputable internet security products. Once Savings Magnet has been contracted the adware will obtain user browsing data and utilize the data to produce ‘targeted’ style advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.
Savings Magnet adware injects the webpages you visit with deceptive and targeted style advertisements. The advertisements displayed by this adware usually say something similar to Ads by Savings Magnet, Savings Magnet Ads, or brought by Savings Magnet on them. Savings Magnet ads are defined as ‘targeted’ advertisements because they target people based off of their current and past browsing habits. In order to generate targeted style advertisements the adware will initially need to obtain access to and collect personal browsing data, including information about all the websites you visit, the things you search for online, text you input into online text fields, your browser history, browser bookmarks, and more. The adware basically manufactures advertisements it feels you will most likely click on.
This unwanted program is often referred to as the Savings Magnet virus, but it is not technically defined as a computer virus. Even though the “Savings Magnet virus” is not actually a computer virus it is still very similar to a computer virus and is a threat to your privacy. As previously stated it can also be the sign of a severe malware infection, as well as a computer virus issue. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Savings Magnet if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension, as well as to use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files that may arrive with the adware.
Savings Magnet and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. Savings Magnet is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that Savings Magnet adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
How to remove Savings Magnet (Virus Removal Guide)
This comprehensive Savings Magnet removal guide will help you remove Savings Magnet virus from your PC and get rid of ads by Savings Magnet.
- How to uninstall Savings Magnet
- How to remove Savings Magnet virus with Malwarebytes
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How to uninstall Savings Magnet
1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.
2. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
3. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.
4. Search for Savings Magnet in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click Savings Magnet to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find Savings Magnet in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it.[/note]
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Savings Magnet extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the Savings Magnet add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the Savings Magnet extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove Savings Magnet virus with Malwarebytes
1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing Savings Magnet we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove Savings Magnet.[/note]
Savings Magnet virus removal tips
- If you do not find Savings Magnet in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
- If you are still having issues removing Savings Magnet you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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