Everyone would want to buy a lot and spend little. Unfortunately, that is always direct proportional and since smart online scammers know how much people want to save money, they create such adware applications as Flash Savings. Do not misunderstand – Flash Savings is not a malicious computer application. It does not infect your system behind your back – users install it willingly. However, our general piece of advice would be to remove Flash Savings from your computer and your browser the moment you can, because this application could be vulnerable to malicious third party exploitation.
Judging from its main website at flash-savings.com and the application’s behavior, we can definitely say that it is a newer version of such adware applications as Deal Spy, Savings Wave, Discount Buddy and many others. All of them have quite a few things in common, including the fact that all of them are developed by Innovative Apps. Also, just like its predecessors, Flash Savings is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. It gets installed as an extension and then displays a lot of commercial advertisements each time you access shopping websites.
Based on the information provided at Flash Savings’ main site, the application is compatible with such online shopping websites as Expedia, Kmart, Office Depot, PetSmart, ToysRUs, Zales and over a thousand of other pages. It is supposed to help you find purchase something at an optimal price, because Flash Savings collects and generates offers from a number of online shopping lists.
However, despite the fact that Flash Savings might be useful to some extent, this application can also be very annoying. It always displays undesirable pop-ups that read “This ad brought to you by Flash Savings”. Below this text, there is a hyperlink called “more info” and if you click it, you will be redirected to advertising-support.com which is yet another third party advertising website that can further redirect you to unfamiliar pages.
Advertisements are not direct computer security threats, but you need to keep in mind that almost anyone can embed their own content into these pop-up ads, and if a legal distributor can do so, why a malevolent third party wouldn’t? Therefore, to avoid any potential security threats, you should uninstall Flash Savings from your computer, and then run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to check for other potentially unwanted programs. Flash Savings is often downloaded with free downloaders and freeware installers, so checking your computer for any undesirable applications is always a good idea.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Manual removal via Control Panel is generally enough to delete Flash Savings from your browser as well. However, if you encounter any problems or have further questions on your computer’s security; please leave us a comment below.