Remove InstantSavingsApp coupons (Uninstall Guide)

InstantSavingsApp is an adware program that will display their own ads on Dell, Amazon, Walmart and other websites that you are visiting.These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked will display an advertisement that states it is brought to you by “Instant Savings App”.
[Image: InstantSavingsApp Coupons]

[Image: InstantSavingsApp ads]

InstantSavingsApp is an add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome that is typically added when you install other free programs. When you install these free programs, they will also install Instant Savings App as well. Some of the programs that are known to bundle Instant Savings App include 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom.
Once installed, whenever you will browse Expedia, Best Buy, Facebook or any other similar websites, Instant Savings App will show in the right top part of your browser, a box containing related keyword suggestions,ads and sponsored links.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this InstantSavingsApp browser hijacker. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

Instant Savings App – Virus Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall InstantSavingsApp from your computer

InstantSavingsApp has installed a program on your computer (Instant Savings App by 215 Apps) which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall InstantSavingsApp from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
  2. Search and uninstall Instant Savings App from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall InstantSavingsApp program]

Please keep in mind that on some computers or missing, search for any program developed by 215 apps and Excellent Apps, and uninstall it from your computer.
Because InstantSavingsApp is installed with other additional programs, we recommend that you search and uninstall any other unwanted program from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the Instant Savings App residual damage from your browser

Remove InstantSavingsApp from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon[Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then  select Manage add-ons.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Instant Savings App, and click on Disable.
    [Image: InstantSavingsApp Internet Explorer add-ons]

Remove Instant Savings App from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
  2. Select the Extensions tab, then remove Instant Savings App extension from Mozilla Firefox.
    [Image: InstantSavingsApp Firefox extension]

Remove Instant Savings App from Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
  2. In the Extensions tab,remove the Instant Savings App extension by clicking on the Recycle Bin next to the plugin.
    [Image: InstantSavingsApp Chrome extension]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, the browser add-on might have a different name, if you can’t find InstantSavingsApp on your list, then carefully look for any other extension developed by Excellent Apps/strong> or 215 apps, and remove it from your browser.


STEP 3: Remove Instant Savings App registry keys with Adwcleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility,close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete,then confirm each time with Ok.
    Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT,double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall,then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Scan your computer for malware

Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link,then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process.
    DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked,then click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab,select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for malware]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed,click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link,then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scans after
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Instant Savings App from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • James K

    I eventually found out what was going on. It was apparently running via an app (that I apparently did not install) in Chrome called Ginyas Browser Companion 1.0.5.

    It had been there so long that I didn’t notice it, so apparently it installed silently, then upgraded it’self, because suddenly it was creating false links that were advertisements in my browser.

    I thought I’d gotten rid of InstantSavings when I found and removed the Yahoo toolbar, but then today it showed up again, and THIS time when looking through my Extensions, I notices that it said, “Not from Chrome Web Store.” right next to it. I don’t install extensions that are not available through the Web Store, so this had to be it. I disabled it, refreshed the pages and the ads are gone again. So hopefully this will be the end of it.

  • James K

    After installing Audials 10, I noticed that the webpages in my Chrome browser were displaying false links that, when moused-over, displayed an advertisement “by InstantSavings”.

    Unfortunately, I can’t find a program named InstantSavings or any publishers called 215 Apps, or Excellent Apps in “Programs and Features”, and can find no InstantSavings extension in Chrome!

    I’m going to try the three programs you suggested, hopefully they will work.