How to Remove Scorpion Saver Ads and Coupons

by News Editor on May 23rd, 2014 in Security Tips.

Scorpion Saver is classified by many antivirus programs as adware; in most cases it installs on a computer without asking permission from user. You may catch it while downloading free programs or fake software updates coming to your PC. You can easily check whether you have it installed by opening your browser’s extensions list.

If you do find one, you will notice for sure injects of excessive advertisement coupons and banners offering you to buy different products mostly on social network and shopping related websites.

Scorpion Saver collects your personal data and monitors your browsing activity, as well as records the domain name of each page you view. Here are permissions this add-on asks you for, if enabled:















Moreover, it may additionally install another adware called Level Quality Watcher (by Adpeak, Inc.) that automatically runs itself with every Windows logon taking away your PC performance.

Some browsers, Mozilla Firefox, for example, have specific security settings that prevent you from having similar add-ons installed witout you permission. So if you have these options turned on, you won’t be affected unless you allow this plug-in installation manually. But Firefox usually blocks this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/i539 

We recommend removing Scorpion Saver from your computer unless you like watching millions of advertisements on almost every webpage you visit. Here are removal instructions:

1.    From your desktop, click on Windows Start button and choose Control Panel option (Windows 8 users: right-click on Windows Start icon (by default, it is located in the left bottom corner of your screen), and choose Control Panel from the context menu):

-    Double-click Programs and Features (Windows Vista, 7 and 8), or Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP).

-    Find ‘ScorpionSaver’ in the list, right-click on it and choose Uninstall (it takes a few minutes for the program to be uninstalled). **If you have previously tried to clean your PC with antivirus/antispyware program, you may receive errors during this process. If so, please skip 1st step and proceed to the 2nd one.

-    Restart your PC (it’s a very important step, because only during reboot most part of unnecessary files are deleted).

2.    Please make sure that hidden files in your Windows Explorer are visible: Start –> Control Panel (Appearance and Personalization) –> Folder Options –> ‘View’ tab –> find ‘Hidden files and folders’ and choose an option ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drives’.

Now please check whether the below files/folders are removed from your PC (if you find any of these, please click on it to highlight, and press ‘Shift’ and ‘Delete’ keys on your keyboard to permanently remove it):
-    C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver
-    C:\Program Files\Level Quality Watcher
-    C:\temp\t.msi
-    C:\temp\tb.log
-    C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{C206998A-0EB2-4BF1-A091-02CDD18152E4}v1.0.0.0\ ScorpionSaver.msi (or ScorpionSaver.exe)

Windows 7, 8:
-    C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\RANDOM_SYMBOLS.default\extensions\ScorpionSaver@jetpack
-    C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserData\Default\Extensions\oclgomenfkljhfkfflghppidonpkljjg

XP:
-    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\RANDOM_SYMBOLS.default\extensions\ScorpionSaver@jetpack
-    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\oclgomenfkljhfkfflghppidonpkljjg

Don't forget to remove Scorpion Saver plugin from your browsers:

Google Chrome

-    Open Google Chrome, type chrome://settings in the address bar, then press ‘Enter’ -> click on the Extensions tab – find ‘ScorpionSaver’, click on a trash can picture next to the add-on in question.

Mozilla

-    Open Mozilla Firefox and click on the orange upper left ‘Firefox’ logo -> find and click ‘Add-ons’ option -> Check ‘Extensions’ and ‘Plugins’ tabs, and disable/remove ‘ScorpionSaver’ from here.

Internet Explorer

-    When IE window is opened, press Alt+x keys on your keyboard to open a Tools menu -> click on the ‘Manage add-ons’ option -> check toolbars and extensions tabs here; once you find ‘ScorpionSave’, either disable or remove it.  Lastly, please restart your PC.

3.    This step is necessary only if you were not able to un-install Scorpion Saver through Control Panel, but removed it manually (following step 2). Please remove Scorpion Saver traces from your registry:

•    To open the Registry, press ‘Win+R’ keys on your keyboard -> in the opened command prompt window type regedit and press ‘Enter’.

•    Highlight 1st section called ‘Computer’ -> press Ctrl+F keys on your keyboard -> make sure Keys, Values, Data boxes in the ‘Find’ window are checked -> type Adpeak in the search field and click OK. The search result will highlight a key/value/data that contains Adpeak components. If you find the exact key name of the program you want to remove, right click on the element in question and choose ‘Delete’. If it’s a value/data, right click on the value and choose ‘Modify’, then highlight harmful data and press ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard. Use F3 key to continue the search and to find all the necessary files.

•    Repeat the above instructions with the words ScorpionSaver and LevelQualityWatcher
Note. Depending on your OS personal settings, you may not find necessary keys/values to delete – it’s normal.

•    Exit the registry editor and reboot your PC again once the entire registry is checked.

Please take into consideration, that Ad-Aware Antivirus captures this adware in its definitions database, so make sure you have the last file definitions. Install Ad-Aware to check whether you have other infections

o    Click here to download and follow the installation instructions from Ad-Aware User Guide (‘Installation and Uninstallation’ -> ‘Ad-Aware Install’ section).

o    Perform a full scan of your PC with Ad-Aware (following Ad-Aware User guide: ‘Scanning System’ -> ‘Running a scan’ section).

Finally, it is recommended to always keep your antivirus up-to-date with real-time protection turned on, and perform weekly full scans to stay protected at all times.