How to Uninstall “My Safe Savings”

Welcome to our “My Safe Savings” uninstall instructions. This article intends to help you uninstall “My Safe Savings” from your system and is designed to work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and all Windows versions.

Let us first have a look at what “My Safe Savings” is.

What is “My Safe Savings”?

According to security experts, “My Safe Savings” is being classified as being an adware and not as a virus. An adware is a piece of programming code that does not cause any harm to the computer in which it resides. A virus, on the other hand, is a malicious piece of programming code that will cause direct harm and damage to the computer that it resides in.

However, that is not to say that it is all fine and dandy to have “My Safe Savings” in your computer. First and foremost, being a program, it takes up valuable resources to run and may be a contributing factor in your computer’s functioning and response times to significantly worsen. Secondly, over time and depending on the situation, it may cause you undue amount of stress, frustration, annoyance and irritation. Thirdly, it could be argued that it does not bring enough of value to you to justify remaining on your hard drive. Thus, it may be better, all around, for you to remove “My Safe Savings”.

How does it work?

An Adware application may be programmed to be able to track your browsing patterns, history, favourites and bookmarks. From the gathered information, it may prepare suitable and convincing ads that are to your liking and preference. This is done with the goal to entice you to click on them – which you should avoid doing!

These ads may appear in the form of banners, boxes or even as a separate window filled with pop-up ads. They may feature deals or coupons of items or even proclaiming a lottery win.

If you ever happen to click on these ads, you might be directed to pages that feature similar deals. Such pages may very well be ones that you have visited previously and thus they may only be a waste of your time. At times, you might also be directed to some third-party’s pay-per-click site that helps the creators to earn some money when you access the page. Occasionally, you might be directed to pages that may prompt you to download a particular software. Said software may turn out to be full of security loopholes and may pose as a security threat in the future. Other times, the site that you are being directed to may double up as a portal for other adware to gain access to your computer. As you can see, none of the outcomes are pleasant and instead, will only contribute to the deterioration of your computer’s security.

How did I get infected in the first place?

According to our experts’ findings, most of the infection cases happened by downloading one of the many free and legal programs that are readily available online. These programs are sometimes accompanied by an adware and are being bundled up together as a set available for download. This is so that the adware in question is able to avoid detection by the user.

However, even if you had downloaded one of these programs with adware, all is not lost. Only after installation can the adware be able to carry out its function. Therefore, you are encouraged to exercise caution and due diligence during the installation process. Do not take the easy way out and opt for the “Automatic Installation”! Instead, go for the “Custom Installation”. This is where you are able to look at the names of all the files and folders that are to be installed onto your computer. At this stage then, you should be on the lookout for any unfamiliar or foreign-looking names. These are usually programs and files that are unsavoury and dubious. Uncheck these files before proceeding with the final stage of the installation. If you are worried of accidentally unchecking any crucial files that may cause it to not be able to run, you can always re-install the program again with the required file later on.

Threat “My Safe Savings”
Classification Adware
Security Alert
Medium.
Negative Effects Unappreciated ads, browser redirects, reduced browsing experience.

How to Uninstall “My Safe Savings”

Step 1

Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2

Press Start Button => Control Panel => Uninstall a program.

Uninstall in Control Panel

Locate the Adware and any other suspicious looking programs and uninstall them.

Sort the programs by Installed On.

Installed On

Delete recent suspicious entries.

In the search field type => msconfig => hit Enter.

Type msconfig

Go to Startup and disable all entries with Unknown as Manufacturer.

Disable Unknown Manufacturer

Step 3

Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 4

Uninstall “My Safe Savings” from Chrome Browser Chrome

Click Chrome => More Tools => Extensions.

Extensions in Chrome

Locate the Adware and remove it.

Uninstall “My Safe Savings” from Firefox Browser Firefox

Click Bars in Firefox => Add-ons=> Extensions.

Extensions in Firefox

Locate the Adware and delete it.

Malware Removal from Internet Explorer Internet Explorer

Press on IE Gear => Manage Add-ons =>

Extensions in IE

Find the Adware and remove it.

Step 5

Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with “My Safe Savings”. Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 6

Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!