How to remove the Giant Savings BHO malware

Some anti-malware programs classify Giant Savings.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (detected by F-Secure), and Adware.Crossid (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Giant Savings BHO software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Giant Savings BHO and how to get rid of it.

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Giant Savings.dll file information

The process known as Giant Savings BHO belongs to software Giant Savings by 215 Apps.

Description: Giant Savings.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Giant Savings.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 616,832 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 493,440 bytes and 4 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441179. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Giant Savings.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with Giant Savings.dll, you can uninstall the software Giant Savings using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify Giant Savings.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Giant Savings.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (detected by F-Secure), and Adware.Crossid (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Giant Savings.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Giant Savings BHO has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving Giant Savings issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Giant Savings process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Giant Savings.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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