Browse To Save - How To Remove?


“Browse to Save” or Browser to Save is an adware and spyware platform that is used for infecting computer systems and Internet browsers with a help of malware. If a computer is attacked by it, you will start seeing ads and coupons. They might be shown as boxes having special offers or as underlined keywords. If you click on the latter, you will be shown an advertisement that states it has been displayed by “Browse to Save”.

One can get infected after installing another program that had bundled in their installer additional unwanted programs. Browse to Save is a platform that can be joined and used by scammers to earn money. Cyber criminals are paid by Browse to Save every time they install the program to a new computer. It’s no wonder that they distribute it so actively bundling it with browser add-ons, extensions, plugins and Toolbars. It can also be installed together with freeware, shareware, when downloading torrents or media codecs.

If your computer is infected and you start seeing pop-up and in-text advertisements, some of which ask to click on them to continue, do not click or opt out as you might be taken to malicious websites. Only if you see Browse to Save listed in Control Panel Add and Remove Programs list, you can use its manual removal. Please note that other malicious software might have been installed together with it therefore it is recommended to remove all of unknown programs labeled by the same date. For an automatic Browse to Save removal use anti-malware tools such as Spyhunter and Hitman Pro. Even if you chose to remove the infection manually, it is recommended to perform a full system scan afterwards to make sure no malicious files are left. It might be that you will need to restore your home page and search engine to the ones you used before infection. Here are instructions:

On IE:

  • Click arrow on the right of search box;
  • On IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers or on IE7 click change search defaults;
  • Remove adware from the list.

On Firefox :

  • In url field type “about:config” (without the quotes) and do following =>
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  • Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  • Search for other references to Browse to Safe there.

On Google Chrome:

  • Click gear icon on browser toolbar;
  • Select Settings;
  • Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
  • Remove Browse to Safe adware from list.

Automatic Browse to Save removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Browse to Save, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


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December 12, 2012 15:18, September 9, 2013 02:16

14 thoughts on “Browse to Save

  1. In my computer it was downloaded at “Save As” and I had to uninstall it in several different places on my computer – sometimes it is not listed as Browse to Save – they install it on your computer under a different name

  2. I’ve been using Windows Security Essentials, Mawarebytes, Spybot – Search and Destroy and just added the free trial of Hitman Pro. Hitman is the only one seeing anything, which is expected, as a trial version, but none have been able to solve this issue.
    Trying Spyhunter (free scanner) now.
    I despise paying for anti-malware software.

  3. I used Hitman’s trial. It did not resolve this issue.
    It went and downloaded CNET’s highest-rated free anti-malware apps; AVG and Avast. Neither has completely resolved the issue.
    Browse to save is a bear and nothing appears to be completely removing it.

  4. Did my weekly Spybot scan and found this malware. It was not able to remove Browse to Save even after restarting my computer, but it did help me find its location inside of my program files. All you need to do is download FileAssassin from malwarebytes and manually delete the file (use delete on reboot functions) if you know the location. Afterwards make sure to go into control panel and uninstall browse to save if it is there too.

  5. I did it! At first I couldn’t find it –Browse2save in control panel or add-on in explorer — if you don’t see it — look very carefully—-In control panel, I double clicked on the column header ‘name’ and it alphabetized my programs — this made it easier to find.

    I have win 7, in start menu you can search for files — I entered browse2save and it was there– even after I ran the uninstall. Then I right clicked on it and chose ‘program propertied’ this gave me the info where my program was still located on my computer –mine was in c:\Programdata\Browse2save, and c:\Programdatta\Microsoft\windows\startmenu\programs\browse2save (it was created on 2-16-13 — which was interesting because I didn’t have the problem until 4-1-13)
    Then I needed to find and delete this — in the Start Menu search place I entered c”\programdata\browse2save and there were the some files (there were the subfolders of browse2save –I couldn’t tell at that point) — Get to the browse2save folder and del it. I don’t know if I needed to but I rebooted. Then when I checked explorer add-on it was gone (before in explorer add-on it was listed but as not active )
    Hope this helps

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