When run, the installer for Adware:Win32/Safesaver adds a plugin to Internet Explorer. You cannot disable the plugin due to protection software installed by the program:
The program creates a folder in %ProgramData% with the same name as the plugin and installs files related to the plugin there.
The program creates an installation entry in the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel. Running this uninstaller may stop the adware from displaying ads, but it will not completely remove all the files related to the program.
To fully remove this program you may need to do a system restore (see the What to do now section on Summary tab).
Adware:Win32/Safesaver can be installed from the program's website or it may be bundled with some third-party software installation programs.
Once installed, Adware:Win32/Safesaver displays ads to you as you browse the Internet, both in websites and on search engine results, as in the following examples:
It can also redirect you from where you wanted to go, and instead ask you to fill out a survey to gain a "gift" or other offer. These surveys are not associated with the companies they are advertising:
Do not install applications from untrusted sources. We recommended you download legitimate free applications directly from the vendor. Downloading free applications online such as video players, video codecs, and free games can expose you to a large risk of installing potentially unwanted software at the same time.
Analysis by Geoff McDonald
You might see the following when using your Internet browser:
- Extra advertisements when using search engines such as Bing and Google
- Your web browser is sent to pages where you have to complete surveys or install other programs