What is Sauwoaptain.com

Sauwoaptain.com is a fake push-notification pop-up that can be commonly faced when visiting suspicious websites. It is generally meant to trick users into clicking on the “Allow” button, therefore provoking a flow of intrusive advertisements appearing right on your desktop. As you can imagine, you should not be clicking on it, especially if you see messages like “Click allow to continue” or “Click allow to open the website”. However, you should not be scared of all push-notifications that you see on the web and rapidly leave a site because you thought it was dangerous. Push-notifications is a great feature developed to notify users about the latest updates on blogs and other information portals. Fake notifications are usually displayed when being redirected to a landing page through shady ads and hyperlinks. Classified as adware, it can potentially expose your personal data to third-parties for revenue purposes, therefore, putting your identity under a threat. In this article, you will learn how Sauwoaptain.com infected your computer and how to remove it.

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How Sauwoaptain.com infected your computer

Delusive notifications can be distributed through malicious websites, shady ads, and bundled software. To be more precise, seeing fake pop-ups can also be a result of some adware installed on your computer. It is usually distributed by integrating third-parties software alongside other kits that are promoted through untrustworthy resources designed to help swindlers capitalize on users’ data. Often times, people skip all of the installation steps including “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that can contain additional offers like adware. Unfortunately, this arrogant behavior results in the surprising installation of negative programs leaving users perplexed because they do not know how to solve this issue. Luckily, we have presented a list of robust actions to eliminate Sauwoaptain.com pop-ups from your computer.

  1. Download Sauwoaptain.com Removal Tool
  2. Stop Sauwoaptain.com notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Sauwoaptain.com from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Sauwoaptain.com extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Sauwoaptain.com search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Sauwoaptain.com

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Sauwoaptain.com completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Sauwoaptain.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Sauwoaptain.com completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Sauwoaptain.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Sauwoaptain.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Sauwoaptain.com installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Sauwoaptain.com in browsers

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find Sauwoaptain.com in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find Sauwoaptain.com in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Sauwoaptain.com in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Sauwoaptain.com, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find Sauwoaptain.com in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Sauwoaptain.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Sauwoaptain.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Sauwoaptain.com might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Sauwoaptain.com from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Sauwoaptain.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Sauwoaptain.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Sauwoaptain.com

In some cases, Sauwoaptain.com won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Sauwoaptain.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Sauwoaptain.com folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Sauwoaptain.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Sauwoaptain.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Sauwoaptain.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Sauwoaptain.com from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Sauwoaptain.com.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Sauwoaptain.com from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Sauwoaptain.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Sauwoaptain.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Sauwoaptain.com related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Sauwoaptain.com related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Sauwoaptain.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Sauwoaptain.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Sauwoaptain.com related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Sauwoaptain.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Sauwoaptain.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Sauwoaptain.com installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Sauwoaptain.com

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Sauwoaptain.com push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Sauwoaptain.com” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Sauwoaptain.com, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Sauwoaptain.com.