Do you know what Savings Shield is?
Savings Shield is a potentially unwanted application that may be classified as an adware program. The official position of this application is that it has been developed to help you save money on your purchases online. Savings Shield is one of the browser add-ons that displays coupons and discount offers on more than 1000 websites, including Petsmart, ToysRus, Zales, Expedia and so on. Although the coupons may display relevant information users are strongly recommended to remove Savings Shield from their computers, because this application could be responsible for a variety of potential security issues.
Savings Shield screenshot
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Also, it says that some of the information related to your web browsing habits could be collected by tracking cookies and shared with a third party in order to improve overall Savings Shield service. The problem is that a malevolent third party could exploit this application to deliver malware-related advertisements. In case you click any of such corrupted ads, you might easily get infected with malware.
That is probably the main security issue related to this application, but since it is not a malicious infection, it is possible to remove Savings Shield manually. All you have to do is follow the instructions below, and then perform a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that there are no other potentially unwanted programs necessary to remove from your PC. Do invest in a powerful antimalware tool if need be.
Manual Savings Shield Removal
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charms bar and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Savings Shield.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Savings Shield.
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Savings Shield.
In non-techie terms:
Savings Shield is an application that displays a lot of pop-up advertisements. It is not a malicious computer infection, but it is not safe to have it on your PC, so remove Savings Shield as soon as you can.