Remove “Browse to Save” ads (Removal Instructions)

“Browse to Save” is an adware program that will display their own ads on eBay,Amazon,Walmart and other the web pages 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 “Browse to Save”.
Browse to Save advertisement
“Browse to Save” got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer the “Browse to Save” adware.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this “Browse to Save”. 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.

How to remove “Browse to Save” (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “Browse to Save” virus from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall Browse to Save program from your computer
STEP 2: Remove “Ads by Browse to Save” virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
STEP 3: Remove Browse to Save adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner
STEP 4: Remove “Ads by Browse to Save” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the “Browse to Save” malware with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall Browse to Save program from your computer

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

  1. To uninstall the Browse to Save program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the “Start” button, then click on the “Control Panel” menu option.
    [Image: Control Panel in Windows Start Menu]
    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel” .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there.
    [Image: Control Panel in Windows 8]
  2. When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the “Classic View” of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the “Programs and Features” icon instead.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  3. When the “Programs and Features” or the “Uninstall a Program” screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall Browse to Save, PriceMeter, Supra Savings, weDownload Manager, PureLead, Search Assist, Re-Markable, Zombie Alert, Wajam, Coupon Server, Lollipop, HD-Total-Plus, BlockAndSurf, Safe Saver, SupTab, Search Protect, Lollipop, Software Updated Version, DP1815, Video Player, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, LyricsBuddy-1, PureLeads, Media Player 1.1, RRSavings, Feven Pro 1.2, Websteroids, Savings Bull, TidyNetwork, Search Snacks, MyPC BackupRe-markit and any other recently installed unknown program from your computer.
    To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll though the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs.
    [Image: Uninstall Browse to Save from Windows]
    Depending on what program has installed the Browse to Save adware infection, the above program may have a different name or not be installed on your computer. If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.

If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the Browse to Save program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.

STEP 2: Remove “Browse to Save” Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

Remove “Ads by Browse to Save” virus from Internet Explorer

You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon[Image: icongear.jpg] in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
    [Image: Internet Options in Internet Explorer]
  2. In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer]
  3. In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings to remove Browse to Save]
  4. When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now  need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.
    [Image Reset Internet Explorer settings]

Remove “Ads by Browse to Save” virus from Mozilla Firefox

If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ([Image: Firefox Menu button]), the click on the “Help” ([Image: Firefox Help button]) button.
    [Image: Click on the Menu button then Help]
  2. From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.
    [Image: Troubleshooting Information in Firefox]
  3. Click the “Reset Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
    [Image: Reset Firefox to its default settings to remove Browse to Save]
  4. To continue, click on the “Reset Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
    [Image: Click on the Reset Firefox button]
  5. Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.

Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

Remove “Ads by Browse to Save” virus from Google Chrome

  1. Click on the “Chrome menu button” (Chrome menu)  on the browser toolbar, select “Tools“, and then click on “Extensions“.
    [Image: Extensions menu in Chrome]
  2. In the “Extensions” tab, remove the Browse to Save, SafeSaver, DP1815, Video Player, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Media Player 1.1, Media Watch, LyricsBuddy-1, Atomic Savings, Media Player 1.1, Savings Bull, Feven Pro 1.2, Websteroids, Savings Bull, Browse to Save 3.5 any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
    Basically, if you have not installed an extensions then you should remove it from your web browser.
    If you cannot remove the Browse to Save extension, and under the trash can you can see the “Installed by enterprise policy” text, then you will need to follow our “Remove Installed by enterprise policy extension from Chrome” guide.
    [Image: Remove Browse to Save Chrome extensions]

STEP 3: Remove Browse to Save adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the “Browse to Save” malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “AdwCleaner”)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    AdwCleaner Icon
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
    Click on Scan button to find Browse to Save virus
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “Browse to Save” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the “Browse to Save” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
    Remove Browse to Save virus with AdwCleaner
  5. AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
    AdwCleaner removing Browse to Save virus

STEP 4: Remove “Browse to Save” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free”)
  2. Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup-consumer-2.00.xx” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup program]
    Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
  3. When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard]
    To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Final Setup Screen]
  4. Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Fix Now” button.
    [Image: Click on the Fix Now button to start a scan]
    Alternatively, you can click on the “Scan” tab and select “Threat Scan“, then click on the “Scan Now” button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Threat Scan]
  5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now check for updates, and if there are any, you will need to click on the “Update Now” button.
    [Image: Click on Update Now to update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
  6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the Browse to Save virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware while performing a scan]
  7. When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Quarantine All” button, and then click on the “Apply Now” button.
    [Image: Remove Browse to Save with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
    Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
  8. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removing Browse to Save]
    After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats

STEP 5: Double-check for the “Browse to Save” malware infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “HitmanPro”)
  2. Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    [Image: HitmanPro start-up screen]
    Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro setup options]
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Browse to Save malicious files.
    [Image: HitmanPro scanning for malware]
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove Browse to Save virus.
    [Image: HitmanPro scan results]
  5. Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro Activate Free License]

Your computer should now be free of the Browse to Save adware infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Browse to Save adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

How to Stay Safe Online

Here are 10 basic security tips to help you avoid malware and protect your device:

  1. Use a good antivirus and keep it up-to-date.

    Shield Guide

    It's essential to use a good quality antivirus and keep it up-to-date to stay ahead of the latest cyber threats. We are huge fans of Malwarebytes Premium and use it on all of our devices, including Windows and Mac computers as well as our mobile devices. Malwarebytes sits beside your traditional antivirus, filling in any gaps in its defenses, and providing extra protection against sneakier security threats.

  2. Keep software and operating systems up-to-date.


    Keep your operating system and apps up to date. Whenever an update is released for your device, download and install it right away. These updates often include security fixes, vulnerability patches, and other necessary maintenance.

  3. Be careful when installing programs and apps.

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    Pay close attention to installation screens and license agreements when installing software. Custom or advanced installation options will often disclose any third-party software that is also being installed. Take great care in every stage of the process and make sure you know what it is you're agreeing to before you click "Next."

  4. Install an ad blocker.

    Ad Blocker

    Use a browser-based content blocker, like AdGuard. Content blockers help stop malicious ads, Trojans, phishing, and other undesirable content that an antivirus product alone may not stop.

  5. Be careful what you download.

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    A top goal of cybercriminals is to trick you into downloading malware—programs or apps that carry malware or try to steal information. This malware can be disguised as an app: anything from a popular game to something that checks traffic or the weather.

  6. Be alert for people trying to trick you.

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    Whether it's your email, phone, messenger, or other applications, always be alert and on guard for someone trying to trick you into clicking on links or replying to messages. Remember that it's easy to spoof phone numbers, so a familiar name or number doesn't make messages more trustworthy.

  7. Back up your data.

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  8. Choose strong passwords.

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    Use strong and unique passwords for each of your accounts. Avoid using personal information or easily guessable words in your passwords. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts whenever possible.

  9. Be careful where you click.

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    Be cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources. These could potentially contain malware or phishing scams.

  10. Don't use pirated software.

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    Avoid using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file-sharing programs, keygens, cracks, and other pirated software that can often compromise your data, privacy, or both.

To avoid potential dangers on the internet, it's important to follow these 10 basic safety rules. By doing so, you can protect yourself from many of the unpleasant surprises that can arise when using the web.

84 thoughts on “Remove “Browse to Save” ads (Removal Instructions)”

  1. Hello shottas,
    Lets try to remove this infection:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    1. Download AdwCleaner from here:

    2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

    3.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.

    4.Click on Clean button. Your computer should restart.

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:


    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Next, please run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro as see in this guide.
    Stay safe!

  2. Hello,
    Lets try to remove this infection:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner

    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:


    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  3. in chrome, i couldn’t find the “browse to save” extension, however, it seems to have appeared as the “save-as” extension (which i didn’t install myself either), because after having removed that extension, i do not have the ads anymore

  4. Toine – Thank you for posting this! I’ve tried everything in this article and other anti-malware software and I would have never guessed it was hidden with Vaudix (I don’t even know wtf that is!) Problem solved now!

  5. A big thankyou to you. I had already found it in the program files and uninstalled it, but was still getting some pop ups your site pointed me in the right direction to uninstall from the Google Toolbar.
    Brisbane Australia.

  6. Hi Stelian, I am from New delhi, India. I was really troubled with unnecessary ads on YouTube and I followed your instructions point by point and am free of the problem now! Thanks to you – i will not be worried any more of my kid seeing an inappropriate ad on a web page. :) You are an angel. God bless! Cheers – Devashish

  7. Hey thanks a lot mate it really worked this is awesome it was mounching all my bandwith and pissing me off on facebook! you’re the man!!

  8. AVG actually caught it in the initial scan. By the time I ran the other programs there was nothing left. This was of course after I removed from the extensions, and restarted Firefox.

  9. Hello James,
    Did you remove the Browse2Save program as seen on Step 1 (Please search your list very carefully and remove any unwanted or unknown programs)? Did you run Adwcleaner?
    If you continue to have problems, please try to reset Internet Explorer to its default settings:
    1.Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
    2.Click on the “Advanced” tab of the window that appears. Click the “Reset” button in the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section.Select the Delete personal settings and click on “Reset” again to confirm your choice.
    3.Wait for the process to finish. Click “Close.” Internet Explorer has been reset to its default settings.

  10. I’ve tried to do step 2 with IE, but when I go to remove the add on, the “remove button” isn’t high lighted, and it won’t let me click it. Any idea why? I want this damn thing off of here already. Thanks.

  11. worked like a charm!! for me the programme wasn’t installed on my pc only as add on in Chrome. So deleted the add on, deleted my cookies/browsing history, scanned with Adwcleaner + malware bites and now it’s all gone

  12. This guide was perfect! Did the first two steps before I found this, and it didn’t do the trick until I followed the other steps aswell! Thank you so much!
    On my pc, the malware was hidden under the name “Continuetosave”..

  13. On my system, browse-to-save was masquerading as an application called “Protected Search”. Once I killed the relevant process (had to do that twice), removed the application, and deleted all my cookies, the problem seems to have gone away.

  14. You saved my life!!!! I thought I had to give up and learn how to live with that stupid ads and then I found this! It was in my computer as Zommex and as Yontoo, BOTH.
    -step1: Uninstalled Yontoo and Zoomex and any other program that I didn’t know (Zoomex’s installing date was 2011, and i bought this computer on december 2012, so don’t trust sorting programs by date and looking for recent programs). The ads were still appearing
    -step2: I had a zommex extension on my firefox, I removed it but the ads were still appearing
    -step3: AdwCleaner din’t find anything wrong
    -step4: Run MalwareBytes and it found 3 bad elements, 2 were on my recycle bin, so I removed them, I restarted my computer and empty the bin and voilá! Ads were gone. So happy! Thanx guys:)

  15. OMG!!! Thanks a bunch STEP 1 and 2 helped me out alot!! Those ads were seriously getting on my nerves! But it all worked out now, and finally I can browse with firefox with out the annoying ads.

  16. these malware been giving me hell for a couple of weeks but was able to remove them.Thanks for the instructions. the extensions were named Zoomex.


  17. I love you guys!!!! Those adds were driving me nuts! I found it under “Babylon Toolbar” that had an added extension named “tosave” on google chrome. I used ccleaner to remove it as well as removing it from chrome extensions.

  18. I was working on step 1 and already deleted the programlisted as Browse2Save. Then, I found i found it again as BrowseToSave1.74. Also, I read some of the comments and found out that it was also listed as Yontoo. I found a program called Yontoo 1.10.03. Not only that, they were downloaded on the same day! What should I do? Is yontoo also the name of a ligit program? It says that it’s publisher is Yontoo LLC.

  19. Thanks so much, guys like you are doing the rest of us all a great service. I already had Malwarebytes but it was AdwCleaner that seemed to do the trick. Much appreciated!!

  20. Thanks, stepped 3 worked a treat. Turns out the extension on my chrome was called saveas not Browse2Save.

  21. On my computer there wasn’t any “browse2save” plugin, but I found a program, called “Zoomex”. It was the same plugin, with another name…

  22. This actually worked, thank god. I think it may have been step 3 that was the key but I did them all so something worked.

    Just a heads up to anyone having this problem, I couldn’t find anything on my computer or in my browser extensions that even hinted at the name Browse to Save, so I did as the poster suggested and just removed everything that I didn’t know from both control panel and add-ons.

    Thank you again to the OP for this fix.

  23. I did step 2 but it wasn’t so easy. It had a different name so I had to remove all add-ons I wasn’t using and it worked. Now is just wish the scums responsable for this would face justice but I guess that will never happen.

  24. STEP 1 and Step 2 don’t see any info about browse and save don’t see it on Google Chrome but when i sign into Facebook i don’t see ads just a lot of small links on left side of my page ran older version of Malwarebytes but i also got AdBlock from chrome web store i have a windows 7 home and i let you know my outcome. thanks for this posting

  25. Thanks for the help. Seems to me the big thing is the registry cleanup AdwCleaner performs. Did that, ran Spybot Search & Destroy and found nothing, and the ads are gone.

  26. Thank you, i have been trying to remove that stupid ad pop up for so long. I only had to go to step 3 for it to work but did step 4 just to be safe.

    Thank you.

  27. Thank you for the help Adwcleaner did the job! After trying to remove the malware manually following advice from another website, your process seemed effortless and did the trick! Thanks

  28. Hello AD_H8R,
    Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner and choose the Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
    When the Control Panel appears, choose Uninstall a Program from the Programs category.
    Search for any suspicious programs and uninstall them. If you can’t find any, then go ahead with Step 2
    Stay safe!

  29. Hey boss, started off ok but windows 8 os does not have the options to reset as described in option 1. These blazing ads are everywhere online, but not present in the Uninstall Option. Buggerz :(

  30. Hello Hamatro,
    What browser are you using?
    Please ignore any alert that your antivirus is generating regarding Adwcleaner… this is a safe and legit tool and your antivirus has a false positive detection.


    “AdwCleaner” did the job.

    Never could find “Browse2Save” anywhere in my computer files, BUT . . .

    I downloaded & ran AdwCleaner & have not been pestered by those Links in the middle of my article..

  32. This is good but I have this malware on all my browsers,Chrome,firefox and exploder and it hasn’t been installed into any of my browsers or as a virus on my pc,I can’t find this bastard software anywhere on my pc and It not like I’m not tech savvy!! I know where to look but this bastard is hiding somewhere else and I can’t read any pages on Facebook because of it.

  33. Hello J,
    Please check once again,is some cases this program might be renamed as Yontoo…..If you can’t find it, then go ahead with Step 2.

  34. but i see in yahoo mail and facebook…i did all what u told me…but i dont see this in my computer….or in ggl….what should i do….

  35. Thanks a lot, Did a scan with Avast and Malware bytes, and still it remained poping up on my Facebook page in Firefox, Reset my firefox and now its gone ! yay :D

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