- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
DownSave is one of those adware applications that may not seem dangerous at first glance, but it can sure give you a run for your money. Adware applications are there to generate financial profits for their creators, so if you click on any DownSave pop-up, you will most likely be redirected to commercial or adware-supported website that intends to increase its traffic count to generate more financial revenue. It is necessary to remove DownSave from your computer, because adware applications present an entire list of potential security risks and vulnerabilities which you need to avoid.
There is not much known about DownSave. It is clear that it is an adware application that projects an image of a useful browser plug-in that can help you save money when you shop online. However, there is no website and no direct download link for DownSave. Our security researchers suggest that downsafe.info might be the application’s possible domain, but the website does not function properly. That leads us to conclude that DownSave is distributed bundled with freeware applications.
According to our research, DownSave makes use of JustPlug.It extension engine and InstalleRex-WebPick installer. This piece of information puts DownSave into the same category as BestSaveForYou or AllCheapPrice adware applications. These are coupon family adware programs that tend to generate their names at random upon the installation. DownSave is of no exception – upon the installation it may also randomly generate its name (e.g. DoWnnSavee). What is more, it installs extension to all main browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
With the extensions installed, DownSave starts collecting data on your web browsing habits and then it displays various commercial ads and shopping suggestions when you access online stores. Computer security experts warn that not all pop-ups and shopping suggestions can be trusted, because DownSave relies on third party advertising network to generate these pop-ups, and it cannot be held responsible for the third party pop-up content security.
You need to remove DownSave from your PC as soon as possible to avoid any potential safety risks. What is more, you need to avoid download freeware applications that might be bundled with DownSave. This application is known to be travelling mostly with fake Adobe Flash and Java updates installers. Thus, if you must update your video player or download a particular upgrade, make sure you download it at an official website.
It is easy to uninstall DownSave via Control Panel. Manual removal automatically deletes the extension from your browser as well. However, since this application seldom travels alone, be sure to check your PC for other potentially unwanted programs by scanning it with SpyHunter free scanner. You can also leave us a comment if you have any further questions.
Manual DownSave Removal
Windows Vista & Windows 7