Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GOsavy


Posted: January 19, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,252
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 8,535
First Seen: January 20, 2015
Last Seen: October 12, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

GOsavy is another PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that exhibits adware symptoms. Often, users refer to GOsavy as a virus, but technically GOsavy is just an annoying application that projects adware symptoms. What is unpleasant about such applications is that they often claim to be useful in terms of providing the best offers and deals about product and thus enhancing the users' shopping experience, but they are, in fact, useless. In most cases, GOsavy installs a browser extension that delivers plenty of unwanted commercial ads that may redirect you to potentially infected websites. Such advertising techniques often serve as an excellent monetization method, so it is no surprise that there are so many similar applications such as GOsavy.