Harvest Savings

What is Harvest Savings?

Harvest Savings applies the “name says it all” trick to make you believe that with this application you will save money while shopping online – and that could not be further from the truth. Although this browser extension offers coupon alerts, instead of saving you money, it makes easy money for its developers through the third-party ads it floods your screen with. Of course, these ads are not without risk since clicking on them might take you to unsafe websites where you might be exposed to unreliable content. Based on its functionality and behavior, our malware researchers have categorized this application as an adware program. It is quite likely that you did not download it as a standalone app, which can only mean one thing – there may be other infections on your computer as well. You should remove Harvest Savings as soon as you can, because its presence might create chaos in your system security.test

Where does Harvest Savings come from?

Although this adware has an official website, which you can find at harvestsavings.com, the extension is currently not available for download somehow. Our researchers have found that this website shows identical traits to the websites of other Engaging Apps products. Practically, none of the examined applications seem to be available on their websites. We find it rather suspicious, which is also confirmed by the fact that the newest versions of Google Chrome block this extension. These are clear signs that there is something shady about Harvest Savings.

It gets even worse if you know that this application can also be found in free software packages. While there are legitimate bundles of software, unfortunately, there are also ones that may contain malware infections. Downloading and installing such a bundle may cause serious security and privacy breaches on your computer. If you are not sure how this adware ended up on your PC, your system will not be secure by simply deleting Harvest Savings, you need to take care of all the other infections as well that may have sneaked onto your computer in the same package.

What does Harvest Savings do?

“With Harvest Savings, you can cut the crap…” the promotion goes on the official website, which may give you an idea about how sophisticated this “money harvester” is. The sad news is that while this extension is supposed to show you coupon alerts on certain sites when you go shopping online, instead, it spams your screen with useless but potentially harmful advertisements, mostly pop-ups. Since this adware may gather information about your online activities and share it with third parties, you may experience customized advertisements as well. That means that you will see more and more ads that actually suit your preferences, which is a tricky way to make you click on them. If you understand that it is all about your clicks, you will be more careful to click. Because one thing is for sure: You can never tell which ad might redirect you to a malicious website. Keeping Harvest Savings on your PC can only endanger your virtual security. Acting now will help you make your computer more secure.

How do I remove Harvest Savings?

Because of the browser extensions through which this adware makes sure that it can display the ads uninstalling the app via Control Panel will not be sufficient; you also need to manually remove the extensions from each browser. You can use our guide below this article if you need assistance with that. Also, do not forget the importance of prevention. You can actually avoid a lot of malware attacks if you are more careful about the choice of websites you visit and the links or ads you click on. You can also do yourself a favor by not opening suspicious e-mail attachments or each and every “must see” videos on social networking websites.

Remove Harvest Savings from Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+I and choose Control Panel.
  2. Access Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and click Remove.

Remove Harvest Savings from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Remove the undesirable add-on and click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Select Extensions in the left panel.
  3. Click on the undesirable extension in the list.
  4. Click on the recycle bin icon.
  5. Click Remove in the pop-up.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and choose Add-ons.
  2. In the left panel, select Extensions.
  3. Click on the undesirable extension and click Remove.
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