How to Remove Download N’Save Virus and Uninstall DownloadNsave Add-ons (adware removal guide)

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How to Remove Download N’Save Virus and Uninstall DownloadNsave Add-ons (adware removal guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-11-22 21:32


A massive number of ads appear onto your computer, especially when surfing online, all of a sudden? Suspect the Download N’Save is the culprit? Learn more in this article to figure it out and view a detailed removal guide for this Download N’Save adware and related components.

What is Download N’Save (DownloadNSave, Download-N-Save.com

Download n ‘Save (Download-and-save.com, Download-n-save.com) is an adware platform used by unethical advertisers and publishers to infect a computer without permission. Once installed, it will display sponsored in-text and pop-up advertisements and coupons. Third party scammers also use the Download n ‘Save adware platform alongside browser hijacker malware to generate revenue. Each time the Download n Save application is installed or integrated into a new computer, the initial contracting source will receive payment via revenue generating programs.

A computer infected with what related to Download n Save virus will experience several symptoms, with not only Download-n-save.com and Download-and-save.com advertisements, but also bundled programs may alter the home page and provided search engine settings or a browser, causing numerous redirections to unwanted websites.

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• Similar in-text adware: Text Enhance

How did Download n ‘Save get on my computer (browser)?

Download n ‘Save scams many internet users interested in online shopping type deals by giving them the availability to download the Download n ‘Save add-on and extension without actual knowledge of the negative threats that will ensue via the malicious BHO (entrapment). Like many other adware platforms, there are many versions of Download n ‘Save browser helper objects that can be voluntarily installed from a variety of websites.

Mostly, the Download n ‘Save application is installed without user’s consent. Victims (as stated before) will often notice Download n ‘Save advertisements, including pop-up style coupons that appear on shopping based websites and other advertisements that may affect a browser’s entire home page and overall functionality.

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How to Remove Download N Save Adware (Dwonload-n-save Virus)

Follow below steps to detect malware affecting your browser and system, remove the Download n ‘Save infection, and repair your browser settings such as home page and internal search engine if needed.

Download n ‘Save Virus Removal Options – Browser Repair Options

    1. Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)
    2. System Restore (Win 8 refresh/reset options included below) (Optional Troubleshooting)
    3. Uninstall Download n ‘Save Program (Window’s Uninstaller)
    4. Remove Download n ‘Save Add-ons, Extensions, & Toolbars
    5. Repair Home Page (Remove Unwanted Home Page URL)
    6. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Unwanted Browser Redirections)
    7. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Clear Browser Data)


1. Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)

First off, you need to ensure the computer is clean from any related Trojans, malware and other possible infections with a scan of Anti-malware program-Anvi Smart Defender is such a trust-worthy tool. After download, install it to your computer, run a full scan to detect and remove all possible infections there.

Anvi Smart Defender download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/

Please note, browser settings that changed by Download N'save are still needed to be repaired manually. Or you can just use a browser repair tool here to get it done in IE. And, to manually fix the issue and completely heal the computer, you need patience to follow all way up below. Good luck.


2. System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot)

Perform a system restoreto an automatic restore point created by Windows each week or during system updates. A System Restore can be used to set the computer system back to a date and time before the Download n ‘Save infection was contracted.

• Learn more and view complete System Restore instructions


3. Uninstall Download n ‘Save Program (Window’s Uninstaller)

Use the directions below to uninstall the Download n ‘Save application from your computer. These steps must be completed before removing the Download n ‘Save add-on or extension.

Please note, if you suspect third party malware has infected your system alongside Download n ‘Save, search for any suspicious titles after uninstalling Download n ‘Save in the list of programs.

    1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
    2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs

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    3. Look for Download n ‘Save in the list of installed programs and click the Uninstall button or double click Download n ‘Save to remove it.


4. Remove Download n ‘Save Add-ons, Extensions, & Toolbars

Use the steps below to remove the Download n ‘Save browser helper objects attached to each browser installed on your computer.
Also check for any third party add-ons, extensions, plugins, and toolbars that may have bundled with Download n ‘Save.

    Apple Safari
      1. Click Safari and navigate to Preferences > Extensions
      2. Find and remove the Download n ‘Save plugin.

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)
      2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for Download n ‘Save and remove it.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
      2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for Download n ‘Save and remove it.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
      2. Search for Download n ‘Save and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon adjacent to the add-on/extension/toolbar.

5. Repair Home Page (Remove Unwanted Home Page URL)

If your home page has changed without your permission alongside Download-and-save.com (Download-n-save.com) malware, use the instructions below to repair your home page settings to normal.

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click Tools and select Options.
      2. On the General tab search for and remove any malicious URLs and click Restore to Defaultor add your preferred web address.
    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.
      2. On the General tab remove any malicious URLs and click Restore to Default or add your preferred web address.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and select Settings.
      2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.
      3. To remove an unwanted URL click the X and add or keep your preferred home page address such as Google.com.


6. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Unwanted Browser Redirections)

If your browser is redirecting to unwatned websites while searching the internet using the address bar or inputting URLs into the address bar, etc, use the steps below to repair your browser’s search engine to normal.

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.
      2. Click the Manage search engines… option.
      3. Select the unwanted search provider and click remove. If you don’t see the unwanted search provider on the list of search engines, it might be set as default or listed under Other search engines.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
      2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.
      3. Select the unwanted search provider and click the Remove button.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon (Customize and control Google Chrome icon) and select Settings.
      2. In the Search section click the Manage search engines… button.
      3. Remove the unwanted search provider by clicking the X next to it when highlighted.

    If the website URL is set as the default search engine, add and chose another search engine (such as Google.com) as a default engine by selecting the other search engine and clicking the make default transparent blue box that appears when the selection is highlighted.

7. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Browser Data)

If you visited malicious and/or suspicious websites during the Download N Save infection, or clicked promoted third party adware links it is strongly recommended to delete your browser data to protect your privacy. You can delete your browser data, including browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings.
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