Greatsave4u is a browser extension that can be helpful for those users who is eager to make some advantageous custom on the web. But these add-ons annoy users with different popping-up windows like all bundled browser extensions. If you do not remember if you installed this add-on or you repent that installed it, so you can look through the article completely and choose the method that will be effective to remove Greatsave4u. If you want the prompt powerful solution to uninstall this browser extension, so you can install the easy-to-use program from this article.
Main advantages of Spyhunter 4:
- Eliminates all component parts created by Greatsave4u.
- Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about viruses.
What is Greatsave4u?
Greatsave4u is not a malicious browser add-on for it cannot infect other computers, but it can be installed with various freeware. This fact gives the impression that Greatsave4u is a computer threat.
But, in reality, it is only an nerve-racking add-on that teases you the means of advertising report in the form of pop-up items. Almost every user has undesirable browser add-ons like Greatsave4u and wants to get rid of it.
1. Install Greatsave4u Removal Tool:
Step 1. Click Start
Step 2. Choose Control Panel
Step 3. Highlight the annoying program and click Uninstall
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Uninstall Greatsave4u from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete Greatsave4u from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove Greatsave4u from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
It does not matter what add-on you want to download, it can be the security vulnerability for the browser. Greatsave4u is not an exclusion. All software editors release security updates and care about the security of their users. But if you download any browser add-on, then vendors cannot guarantee that your system will not be infected. Hackers can use the add-on like a gate to your computer. No doubt there is a sure way out from this situation: use add-ons from popular and dependable vendors only. But is not guaranteed protection from internet criminals and viruses. It is far better not to have browser extensions at all.
You should be aware that every installed browser add-on has already got the allowance to collect your private information that you report when fill in some forms on the web. These reports, including your phone number, your first and second names, your email, etc. Can be passed to some advertising agencies. Be prudent looking for any extensions and do not install them, if you have not a genuine want in it.
Greatsave4u, as a browser extension, is more perilous, because there is no certainty that the popping-up advertising information is genuine and that the website that is mentioned in the announcement is safe. If you are eager to use Greatsave4u or any other browser extension that displays you special offers then you should be ready that it is able to swindle you.
(Potentially unwanted software)
|Removal From Browsers||39%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||42,1%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||97,4%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,00001%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,005%|
|Browser Infection Probability||53,5%|
Greatsave4u like other adware has some main symptoms that will help you to understand if your computer is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads shown by Greatsave4u
- Very slow system
- Antivirus software finds some dangers
- Changes in your browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are redirected
- Presence of Greatsave4u files, folders and registry entries
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
Manual ways of removal that you can perform to delete Greatsave4u from browsers are secure and not so difficult as you may think. Probably, only automatic instructions are easier. This removal way is very powerful since the browser vendors bother about your right to download and delete any extensions. This removal technique will let you to uninstall all the unwanted browser extensions and pop-ups will not irritate you any more. But at times, using this method users are surprised that the PUP is installed again in the browser and they have to fulfill any other methods to uninstall it.
Also there is one more manual way of removal where you should remove files and registry keys and values. The described way of removal is not harmful in case if you can perform it cautiously or commit it to the experienced person who knows what and why should be removed. To make this process more secure you should do the backup of the registry. You should remember that only the listed parts of the software should be removed and no one more otherwise the computer will not work. If you do not realize what registry value is and where it should be placed, then you are welcome to perform automatic technique in order not to break your computer.
But the most effective and the safest way of removal is automatic. Downloading any antivirus program that has Greatsave4u in its base of viruses, you will uninstall this unwanted browser extension faster and the add-on will not annoy you any more because the antimalware utility will protect your PC for the future.
Concerning the sums of money that users may pay for the removal of the virus I should say that some removal techniques are 100% free of charge, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus software and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are effective. The information about the effectiveness of these methods I describe in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’ below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should list the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus software.
These methods are the most efficient. In spite of the great inequality in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complexity of the issue and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these removal techniques are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also say that paid antiviruses always has support service (often for free) that will solve your problem like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$150-$220||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$30-60||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
There are many useful programs and other antivirus software that can be used to eliminate Greatsave4u and you can download any of them, but I can advise you Spyhunter. The program is the best Greatsave4u Removal Tool in my opinion. Removing the add-on you also will have a good chance to guard your computer.
Spyhunter is a utility developed by Enigma Software. It includes antispyware and antimalware options, so there are no viral elements that cannot be eliminated with its help. Spyhunter has a regularly updated base of signatures that defends your PC from diverse actual viral programs.
Then latest version of Spyhunter not only vary its interface to more easy-to-use and pretty, but also this program does not conflict with other antimalware utilities that you can have. Also the program works faster and protects better.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to uninstall the most stubborn malware examples and the dependable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
At first you need to download Spyhunter in your system. You can left-click the download link from this post. Then you should install Spyhunter like every antimalware tools. I should say that the software is very easy-to-install and it is clear for many foreign users because of the multitudinous languages that you can set. This makes Spyhunter almost unquestioning leader among all other world antivirus tools.
When the installation is complete the program should be updated, ordinarily this process begins by itself, but if not, then you should do it. When the update is installed, you need to start a Scan. You should remove the tick in the Quick Scan check box, if you want to scan your computer utterly. But ordinarily Quick scan is enough to determine all probable computer infections and this option use sparingly your time and effort.
Look through the result when the scan will be completed. If there are some useful for you programs in the list, then you should eliminate the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will uninstall the software. It refers to the rare and special programs that users install for their work. But ordinarily, you need not eliminate any ticks. Thereafter you should click Fix Threats button. If you have already purchased the license key, then the computer threats will be deleted. In case you did not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.
The page describes some methods to delete Greatsave4u, I hope, they assisted you and the undesired browser add-on is deleted. But your computer is at stake every day and so it should be protected. I suggest you to install an antivirus program that will protect your computer every day and will let you to the computer at least one time a week The installed antivirus software should have a broad virus database and everyday releases of updates. The most modern antiviruses has real-time protection. It is the 100% guard that is able to find malware on the PC when it is just attempting to infect your system.
Spyhunter comply all the itemized claims. So, I believe it can defense the computer better than any other and also it can create a real-time barrier to all the modern malware. The described easy-to-use program will perform a scan for you. It will show all the viruses and even all the potentially undesirable software. If you have any helpful software for your work, but Spyhunter reveals it as the undesirable tool, but you are utterly confident that this program cannot be a virus, so you can refer it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not delete it and never will determine it as a computer threat any more. If you need to scan just single file, then you can use Custom Scan option. You are welcome also employ Process Guard or Registry Guard of this software for your convenience.
I also want to advice you some helpful things that will protect your laptop from Greatsave4u and other viruses in the future:
- Do not download any freeware from unknown vendors. If you do not want to pay for software, then you should be very attentive during the installation of the program. You should not overlook the checkbox (usually small letters) that is responsible for the installation of any other free programs. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not visit any dangerous websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some trojans or other kinds of computer threats.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download trojan instead of the needed file.
- Do not open email attachment from unknown users. It can be a virus.
- Install any antivirus software and scan your system at least once a week.
Video Method to get rid of Greatsave4u
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