Giant Savings Adware

This page contains description of Giant Savings including its origin and method of distribution. We also provide simple removal procedures and how you can protect the PC against this kind of threat.

Giant Savings Pop-up is another adware that displays coupon ads on your Internet browser. It displays random offers and savings coupon allowing you to save a penny when buying products online. You can easily spot this pop-up by Giant Savings. It is usually placed on top-left potion of the browser window consisting offers. Clicking on an offers turn on your savings for the said product or services and shows a message “Congratulations, your coupon has been activated.”

There are several ways how you can acquire Giant Savings adware. One is via software download. If you visit risky sites or download files from third-party server, it may prompt you to download needed tool to before you can proceed. You may be fooled that it was true, however, it is one way to persuade you to install Giant Savings into the computer. During execution, the process also installs Giant Savings add-ons to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

You can instantly see the effect of Giant Savings when ads pop-up as mentioned above. The infiltration technique that surprises computer users makes the program to be deemed by some as Giant Savings virus. For this reason, every computer users wanted this to be uninstalled. Browse below this page if you need to remove Giant Savings using our own effective guide.

TypeAdware
Sub-TypeAdd-on/Extension
OS AffectedWindows

What are the Symptoms of Giant Savings Adware Infection?

Aside from pop-up offers and coupons, another proof on the presence of Giant Savings is the detection of ‘giant savings.dll’ and ‘giant savings.exe’ by your security program.

Follow these Procedures to Remove Giant Savings

Procedure 1 : Uninstall Giant Savings

Procedure 2 : Scan computer in Safe Mode using Anti-Malware Tool

Procedure 3 : Remove Giant Savings from Internet Explorer

Procedure 4 : Uninstall Giant Savings from Mozilla Firefox

Procedure 5 : Delete Giant Savings from Google Chrome

Procedure 1: Uninstall Giant Savings from Windows Control Panel

1. Begin the removal process by uninstalling the adware program from Windows. To do this, we need to open Control Panel. Please ensure that you are logon with the Administrative privilege to access this function.

How to access Control Panel in Windows XP, Windows Vista/ 7

- Click on Start button that can be found on bottom left corner of the screen.
- From the list, choose Control Panel to access settings of Windows and make the needed changes.

Cpanel Win7

How to access Control Panel in Windows 8

- The easiest way to access Control Panel on Windows 8 is through the Search function.
- Simply press Windows Key + Q on your keyboard to display the Charms Bar. Alternatively, you can drag mouse pointer to lower-right portion of desktop until the Charms Bar slide-out.
Magnifying Glass icon and search for 'Control Panel'. Click the item on the result to access this feature.

cpanel-win8

2. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program. It will open a program and features window where-in you can uninstall, change, or repair installed software.

3. Look for the name Giant Savings or any related term. Please note that the adware may change the title anytime. Once found, please select the item you wanted to remove.

NOTE: To represent Giant Savings, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Giant Savings may use other names or terms such as the following: Giant Savings 1.21.49, Giant Savings 0.87.49, Excellent Apps

Uninstall Item

4. Click on Uninstall button to remove the program automatically.
5. If it prompts for confirmation, please click OK to proceed.

Procedure 2: Scan Computer in Safe Mode Using Anti-Malware Tool

In troubleshooting a PC, one common step is to boot operating system into Safe Mode with Networking. The same approach will be used in the removal of Giant Savings. Please execute instructions based on your Windows OS version.

Start in Safe Mode with Networking (Windows XP/Vista/7 Instruction)

- Please restart the computer and just before Windows start, press F8 on your keyboard repeatedly. You will be presented with Advanced Options Menu.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

win7-safemode

Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode with Networking

- Please restart the computer and as soon as it begins to start, please press Shift+F8 keys.
- Instead of seeing Advance Boot Options, Windows 8 will display Recovery Mode. Continue with the given steps until you reach Safe Mode function.
- Click on 'See advanced repair options'.

win8-recovery

- Then, click on Troubleshoot.
- Next, please select Advanced options.
- On the next window, please choose Windows Startup Settings.
- Lastly, click on Restart button. Windows 8 will now restart and boot into Advanced Boot Option wherein you can run the system in Safe Mode with Networking.

win8-safemode

Scan and remove Giant Savings files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove Giant Savings, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download Giant Savings Removel Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.

Procedure 3 : INTERNET EXPLORER - Giant Savings removal procedure

If the hijacker was not removed properly during the scan, you can use this guide to uninstall it from the computer. We prepared procedures to remove this unknown search program from various Internet browsers including Internet Explorer 8/9, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Guide to remove Giant Savings Add-ons and Extensions from Internet Explorer

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons. It will open a window where in you can view and manage Internet Explorer add-ons.
3. Select Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Go to right panel and look for Giant Savings related item.

Remove Add-ons on IE

NOTE: To represent Giant Savings, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Giant Savings may use other names or terms such as the following: Giant Savings 1.21.49, Giant Savings 0.87.49, Excellent Apps

4. Select the unwanted toolbar and extensions and click on Disable.
5. Close the existing window and restart Internet Explorer.

Procedure 4 : MOZILLA FIREFOX - Giant Savings removal guide

1. Launch the program Mozilla Firefox.
2. At Firefox main screen, type about:config in the address bar. If it shows a warning, "This might void your warranty!" please click "I'll be carefull, I promise!"
3. Firefox will display a list of entire preferences including those that were modified by Giant Savings.

Firefox About:Config

4. In the Search field, type the name of malware. Then, right-click and Reset values for found Preferences.

NOTE: To represent Giant Savings, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Giant Savings may use other names or terms such as the following: Giant Savings 1.21.49, Giant Savings 0.87.49, Excellent Apps

Firefox Search Preference

Note: Proceed only with this fix if Giant Savings has modified your home page or if the browser keeps on redirecting to unknown web sites.

5. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools, the click Options.
6. On General Tab, under Home Page, type the desired address or simply click Restore to Default. Click OK to save the settings. This will reverse the changes made by Giant Savings on your home page.

Firefox Home Page

Procedures to delete Giant Savings Extensions from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools and select Add-ons from the list. You can also press CtrlShift+A on your keyboard to access this option.
3. Once the Add-ons manager is open, select Extensions from the sidebar.

Remove Add-on in Firefox

NOTE: To represent Giant Savings, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Giant Savings may use other names or terms such as the following: Giant Savings 1.21.49, Giant Savings 0.87.49, Excellent Apps

4. Find the unknown add-on and click on Remove button. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Please restart Firefox to complete the process.

Procedure 5 : GOOGLE CHROME - Giant Savings removal procedure

Delete Giant Savings extension from Google Chrome:

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Click on Extensions of the left side bar to display all installed extensions.

Remove Extension in Chrome

NOTE: To represent Giant Savings, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Giant Savings may use other names or terms such as the following: Giant Savings 1.21.49, Giant Savings 0.87.49, Excellent Apps

5. On the right panel of the window, Disable/Delete (Trash) Giant Savings extensions.
6. Close the current window and restart Google Chrome.

Protect your PC from Giant Savings or Similar Attack

Turn On Safe Browsing Features

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome's Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

With Google Chrome's Phishing and Malware Detection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable Phishing and Malware Protection, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3-Bars Icon) located on top right corner of the browser.
3. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
4. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
5. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Enable phishing and malware protection'.

Chrome Security Settings

6. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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