How to uninstall (remove) GreatSaver

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What is GreatSaver?

GreatSaver – a program that is installed on the computer as an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer). After penetration on the PC, GreatSaver begins to spread promotional products of partner companies (eBay, Amazon, and others.). GreatSaver displays banners and coupons, pop-ups and links to ad sites. Advertising can appear at any time during browsing, it very much prevents for the user. Also, GreatSaver can change the search results, redirect the user to other sites, bring in another unwanted software, and more. GreatSaver change your browser settings and homepage. GreatSaver threatens the security of your personal information. It reviews the history of your browsing, collects your personal information and this can be transferred to third parties. GreatSaver is a potentially unwanted program, so you need to remove it immediately.

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How GreatSaver gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of GreatSaver and all PUP.

How to remove GreatSaver from your computer?

To uninstall GreatSaver remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have GreatSaver in their database. You can try to use them for removing GreatSaver.

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as GreatSaver.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove GreatSaver

Or uninstall GreatSaver manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find GreatSaver.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find GreatSaver and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find GreatSaver, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove GreatSaver from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find GreatSaver.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose GreatSaver.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable GreatSaver.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKLMSOFTWAREGreatSaver

Then remove following files:


greatsaver.dll
greatsaverBHO.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%GreatSaver

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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