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Ads by Savings Play

Posted: January 19, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 66
First Seen: January 19, 2016
Last Seen: March 28, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Savings Play is a typical adware extension that promises to save you money by showing you various discounts and special offers. Savings Play may inject various commercial materials in all available browsers. You may distinguish them easily because they may have the slogan 'Generated by Savings Play' or simply 'Ads by Savings Play.' Not all of the PC users who have this plugin have downloaded it intentionally. In fact, the official site doesn't let the visitors download the adware easily. First, they need to fill a registration form and verify their email addresses, which may discourage the majority of people. In most cases, this ad-based extension may travel as a suggested addition towards freeware. The main issue here is that the 'Quick' installation menu, which the users most often select, may not provide information about supplementary components. As a result, the presence of Savings Play in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer may turn out to be a surprise. Just as promised, the adware will show you many offers, discounts, seemingly good deals, etc. These ads may come in different types, including pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads, transitional ads or even embedded videos. Unfortunately, you may notice quickly that these commercial materials don't lead to the famous sites that you know you can trust. Instead, you may find yourself on unknown e-commerce platforms. Buying anything from them may contain a dose of risk. Sometimes, the sponsored links may even redirect you to sites that promote unsafe software. The mere loading of these new ads may trouble your browsers. A lot of people complain about slower operating speed or occasional freezes. The removal of the adware also may be problematic. For this reason, the experts suggest you use a dedicated security product to delete Savings Play.