The cause of unwanted TakeSave pop-up ads on your screen is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Technically, the ‘ad supported’ software, that displays lots of ads or redirects on an annoying web page, is not a virus. It is is developed to make a money. Once started, the ad supported software injects a small code within the content of sites that you visit. The malicious code may pop-up a new internet browser window with TakeSave web site or insert tons of advertising links directly into the web pages you are viewing.
Remove TakeSave pop up ads
There are a simple manual steps below that will assist you to delete TakeSave ads from your Microsoft Windows PC. The most effective solution to delete this adware is to complete the manual removal guide and then run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will help to weaken this adware and these malware removal utilities will completely remove TakeSave popup advertisements and restore the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge settings to default.
How to manually delete TakeSave
The instructions will help you remove TakeSave redirect. These TakeSave removal steps work for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Uninstall all adware and other potentially unwanted programs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious software, all programs you do not remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to programs you installed just before TakeSave pop ups appeared on your browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Web.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop up advertisements and browser redirect to the undesired TakeSave web-site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop up advertisements and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by ad supported software
Once installed, this adware may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will show an unwanted ad page.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove TakeSave pop up advertisements from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of TakeSave redirect from FF
Resetting your FF is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to TakeSave web-page.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove TakeSave advertisements from Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is rerouted to undesired TakeSave web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser program to its default settings.
- First, launch the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your PC system, it will show TakeSave unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your system and get rid of TakeSave pop-ups with free tools
In order to completely remove TakeSave, you not only need to uninstall adware from your computer, but also delete all its components in your PC including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and run free removal tools to automatically clean your machine of ad-supported software that causes undesired TakeSave advertisements.
Scan and clean your web-browser of TakeSave pop up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove TakeSave redirect automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malware removal utility because it may easily get rid of hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, adware which reroutes your browser to TakeSave web page with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana antimalware on your PC system from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana antimalware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana anti-malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to start scanning your computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your internet browser to intrusive TakeSave web page. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your machine.
When it completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana antimalware will begin removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of TakeSave advertisements
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of the ad supported software. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove undesired TakeSave pop-ups from your browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) by clicking on the link below.
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- After the download is done, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out adware that causes intrusive TakeSave popup ads. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- Once the scan is complete, it will show a list of all threats found by this tool. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a step by step guidance on how to delete browser hijacker with Malwarebytes.
Scan your system and remove TakeSave popup ads with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your PC for adware that causes lots of undesired TakeSave pop-up ads, PUPs and browser hijackers and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you remove any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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After downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown below.
Further, press “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software that causes unwanted TakeSave advertisements. Once the scan is finished, it will open a list of found threats as shown below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “OK”. When the clean up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block TakeSave pop-up advertisements
Run ad blocking program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your personal computer performance and impact your PC system security. Surf the Net anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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Update: July 17, 2017
Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, web-sites such TakeSave, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How does your machine get infected with TakeSave pop-up advertisements
Usually, adware gets into your PC as part of a bundle with free applications, sharing files and other unsafe applications that you downloaded from the Web. The developers of this adware pays software creators for distributing ad supported software within their programs. So, third-party software is often included as part of the installation package. In order to avoid the installation of any ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your internet browser to undesired TakeSave site: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced install mode and uncheck all optional applications in which you are unsure.
Now your PC should be free of the adware which cause annoying TakeSave pop ups to appear. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, browser hijackers and adware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying popup advertisements and harmful web-sites). Moreover, to prevent adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with TakeSave pop ups related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.