What is Surprise Savings
Surprise Savings is unwanted browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It shows its activity mainly when you browse shopping sites. When you are looking for some product it can display discounts on this product available on other websites. It displays ads and pop-ups on the bottom of the page. It can be “Ads by Surprise Savings” or “brought by CoolLinks” etc. It can be removed from Control Panel, but sometimes Surprise Savings can reinstall itself in browsers and you will receive advertising again. In this article I will explain how to remove Surprise Savings once and forever.
How Surprise Savings infected your PC
Like other adware, Surprise Savings uses downloaders to get installed to more computers. Such method is known as software bundling. Adware attaches itself to another program. Freeware is often used for this purpose, because people enjoy downloading free programs. Usually installation offer of Surprise Savings looks like part of initial installation with “Next”, “Accept” or “Decline” buttons. Users miss such window and adware infiltrates the computer. Antivirus won’t stop it. In order to remove Surprise Savings use manual removal guide below or SpyHunter 5 antimalware.
Download Surprise Savings Removal Tool
To remove Surprise Savings completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Surprise Savings and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Surprise Savings manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Surprise Savings removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Surprise Savings installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Surprise Savings from Control Panel
To start removing Surprise Savings you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Surprise Savings from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Surprise Savings.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Surprise Savings from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Surprise Savings and click Uninstall.
Remove Surprise Savings from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Surprise Savings, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Surprise Savings
In some cases Surprise Savings won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Surprise Savings. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Surprise Savings folder and files. This happens, because file SurpriseSavings.exe 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 Surprise Savings in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Surprise Savings
Remove Surprise Savings add-on from your browsers
Removing Surprise Savings from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Surprise Savings extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Surprise Savings extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Surprise Savings extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Surprise Savings from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Surprise Savings, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Surprise Savings.
Generally, Surprise Savings does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Surprise Savings extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Surprise Savings files:
Surprise Savings folders:
C:\Program Files\Surprise Savings
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Surprise Savings
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Surprise Savings. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.