I unintentionally downloaded the Savings Champion ads on Chrome. I went to the website to see if I could uninstall it, and it told me to go to the settings/extension. I already tried deleting it, restarting my computer/browser, uninstalling the program, and using my ad block to get rid of it. Nothing has worked. How do I get rid of Savings Champion completely?
Savings Champion is annoying advertising-supported software designed to promote commercial software and boost affiliate payments. It can perform various attacks on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer and prevent users from surfing online properly. Today we have a growing number of software developers who offer their goods as “sponsored” freeware (adware) until you pay to register. If you’re using legitimate adware, when you stop running the software, the ads should disappear, and you always have the option of disabling the ads by purchasing a registration key, but some adware are malicious, even though they are uninstalled from the computer, crazy ads still keep popping up on your screen, interrupting you from doing anything.
If Savings Champion is installed on your computer, you will also get a lot of problems on your computer. To be more specific, your homepage and default search engine are changed to a bogus search engine page or other corrupted web pages without your permission. And unfamiliar toolbars are installed on your browser, giving you odd icons on the top of the browser and linking you to advertisements web pages. In addition, you may see numerous annoying ads when browse online and your web browser may keep directing you to web pages with low reputation again and again. Savings Champion is created purposely for marketing, commercial and publicity purposes. It is hard to be removed from the computer. It is suggested users uninstall it manually instead to make sure it can be gone completely and permanently.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Malware associated with Savings Champion hijacks your browser in order to redirect your web search results and change your homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Savings Champion is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Savings Champion Pop-up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Savings Champion can monitor your Internet surfing to target the Websites that you log on to, and then generate automatic pop-up advertisements based on your viewing habits. Once installed, it makes some system changes and modifies the registry so that it could load every time you start your computer. It creates many junks files to your computer, making computer run slowly and out of memories. Besides, it controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. It compromises your computer security and privacy so you have to delete it without any hesitation.
Published by & last updated on May 27, 2014 3:09 am