Users who often shop at Amazon.com might face random pop-ups that offer to buy goods at an optimal price. Before you click these shopping suggestions, make sure you do not have Amazon Mini Saver installed on your computer. This adware program displays a lot of commercial ads on Amazon and not all of them are reliable. If you do not remember downloading anything similar to this application, you obviously need to remove Amazon Mini Saver from the system. Adware programs are very vulnerable to third-party exploitation and you should not risk it.
We can obviously label Amazon Mini Saver as a potentially unwanted application, because its installation is silent. It means that you might trigger the installation, but may not be aware of that. This suggests that Amazon Mini Saver gets distributed together with other freeware applications on a variety of third party file hosting web pages. Computer security experts often warn users that they should not download programs from unreliable sources, because it results in installing a number of potentially unwanted applications – adware programs often enter target systems in packs.
When Amazon Mini Saver gets installed on your computer, this program adds extensions to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. Technically, it should add extensions to Google Chrome browser as well, but the browser was not affected during our tests.
As an adware application, Amazon Mini Saver obviously makes use of tracking cookies to check what you search for on Amazon. Then it starts displaying coupons, discount offers and advertising pop-ups. Users often say that these pop-ups are annoying and they interfere in their browsing process. However, such pop-ups might be risky too.
First off, these discount offers are nothing but fake advertisements. Clicking on Amazon Mini Saver ads would lead you to third-party websites that make use of the program to get some web traffic. Adware programs generate financial revenue to its creators and Amazon Mini Saver is of no exception.
The problem is that Amazon Mini Saver might also get exploited by cyber criminals to distribute questionable content or expose you to dangerous websites. That is why it is important that you remove Amazon Mini Saver and other similar applications as soon as possible.
We provide manual removal instructions below this description, but keep in mind that manual removal may not remove all Amazon Mini Saver files from your computer. Therefore, you will have to invest in a licensed antispyware tool and scan your PC with it to detect all the remaining files. Delete all the potential threats automatically, and make sure you do not install the likes of Amazon Mini Saver on your PC again.
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