I’ve been looking for a music program and mistakenly downloaded this ClearSavings. I have uninstalled it from control panel but for some reasons, my computer was still working weird. I have a lot of pop-ups on my browser that I cannot get rid of them. I have antivirus program installed but it didn’t show anything malicious, however I am sure the virus was still in somewhere. Is there anyway I can remove it completely?
ClearSavings is not a typical virus, but it is categorized as an adware that can change web browser setting on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox without any knowledge and permission. This program claims it can help you save your money by providing you many discount coupons, however the only thing it can do is to make profit by displaying ads and promoting commercial websites. The adware tries to increase web traffic for its partners, so it will constantly try to redirect you to their pages. After it is downloaded, it is not surprised that your web browser runs out of order. It will be spammed with various pop-up ads while browsing the Internet. Also you will notice many unwanted tool-bars on the top of your browser which you have never installed before. Furthermore, your homepage and default search engine could be changed to other commercial websites or fake search engine pages without your permission.
ClearSavings adware is installed when users are downloading various freeware from the Internet or if they click on an infected popups imitating software updates, lottery-winning notifications, etc. Once it is downloaded, you may not be able to find it in Control Panel/Add or Remove program, so it will be difficult for users to remove such adware. It adds malicious codes on your computer, also monitors your Internet surfing to target the Websites that you log on to, and then generates automatic pop-up advertisements based on your viewing habits. Since the program can generate many unwanted pop-ups to interrupt your online usage, you should never click on then, or you will end up visiting many unknown pages that contain different viruses. When you attempt to download any applications, please make sure that you have read all terms and policy in case you install other additional programs or add-on that can change your default browser settings without your permission. If you find ClearSavings on your computer which you cannot get rid of it, please try to follow the manual removal instruction now or chat with YooCare PC Expert to fix the problem.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like ClearSavings pop-up may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
ClearSavings Pop-up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the 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 ClearSavings adware 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 ClearSavings pop-up hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
ClearSavings is categorized as unwanted potentially unwanted program that can come bundled with a lot of free programs which you downloaded from the Internet. There are a lot of tricks involved in free programs. They could be used for increasing website traffic or distributing unwanted products. So whenever you try to download programs, make sure you pay attention to the dialog box and recognize the publisher before you click “yes,” to avoid downloading a program that you didn’t ask for or that may be dangerous for your computer. An adware can do a lot of things to interrupt your browsing experience and bother you by causing serious computer problems. If you find your computer is already infected with this adware, please follow the above instructions to get rid of it step by step now.
Published by & last updated on July 2, 2014 10:19 am