I scanned my computer yesterday, and then a warning popped up saying my computer is at risk. I checked the scan result and it shows that my computer has a risky program named RoboSaver. Is it a virus? I am not familiar with PC virus and is wondering what this RoboSaver is and how I can deal with this software on my computer? It is annoying while I am surfing online. Can I take it off? What to do so as to get rid of it?
Claiming as a useful tool to improve your online surfing experience, unwanted adware like RoboSaver Ads is reported interfering with user’s online activities by offering annoying popping up message such as discounts, bonuses of online transaction on famous online shopping site of the top retailer trying to convey latest information so as to save your time and money. To meet different use, this unwanted software has different version for different product of browsing tools. It can be installed in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Apple Safari. The form it displays varies from video advertisement, banner advertisement, Pop under advertisement to picture advertisement. And its advertisement includes sponsored link, coupons, and bonuses. Each links you click will let them get a commission which usually is a certain percent of the profit it made. No wonder why it keeps promoting its discounting advertisement.
Once installed, it shows you the countless coupons on the current webpage to attact your attention, if you are interest in the advertisement it shows and use its links, it will make profit. Attention! This adware may not help you save money. The links it sent are not confirmed. On the other hand, RoboSaver can track user’s online activities, view browsing histories and collect personal information. It can provide the most needed promoting links or discount bonus you want after analysing the browsing histories or search entries on your computer. And we still cannot assure if it will sell the whole collection to the third party which it is encountering with. According to the risky you may take, it is not recommend keeping this doggy RoboSaver Ads in your computer.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*RoboSaver Ads is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of RoboSaver Ads.
RoboSaver Ads is an adware which is installed with careless online activities. You should keep in mind that always downloads software from its official website so as to avoid bundling programs or viruses. On the other side, when you install a wanted software, advanced or custom installation should be your first choice and do not choose any bundling product that you are not familiar with. This is a good habit to keep away from PC virus infection. If unfortunately getting infected with nasty adware, and tools or security program cannot help you, manual removal is a good way to get rid of it. Computer which is infected with virus usually acts wired and slowly, if your webpage is keeping redirecting to unknown domain and annoying advertisement keeps popping up, you need to check the whole computer thoroughly.
Published by & last updated on January 12, 2014 5:09 am