A new browser hijacker, part of the utop(.)it hijacker family has been detected to change users’ web browser settings. The software has been repeatedly reported to display advertisements, redirect to third-party websites and suspicious URLs. All users who have witnessed the web page savy(.)utop(.)it should immediately perform a scan to look for and remove this browser hijacking software.
|Short Description||The software may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness fake Java Update downloads as well as online advertisements and redirects to other potentially harmful domains.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker.|
Savy(.)utop(.)it – Distribution
This ad-supported PUP(potentially unwanted program) may use the same strategy to spread across computers, such as Bnsearch(.)utop(.)it Browser Hijacker – bundling. This involves programs which users download on a daily basis, like your favorite media player, torrent software and other freeware. Some third-party sites offer such software as a part of their marketing campaign to make money. This happens by aggressively adding software such as the Savy(.)utop(.)it browser hijacker in the pretext it is a free and useful extra.
To protect yourself from bundled software, we strongly advise you to take your time while installing programs and always go for the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation option to spot such apps. It also helps to read the EULA agreement.
Savy(.)utop(.)it In Detail
Once installed on your PC, this browser hijacker may create files in the following folders:
- %Program Files%
Furthermore, it may be added as an add-on or a browser extension to the following web browsers:
- Mozilla Firefox.
- Google Chrome.
- Internet Explorer.
After doing so, the software may perform the so-called elevated privilege strategy to obtain certain permissions like:
- Changing your homepage.
- Use tracking technologies to collect your information.
- Run on startup every time.
Not only this, but the software may also display to you different advertisements:
- Highlighted Text.
- Ad-supported search results.
Remove Savy(.)utop(.)it from Your PC
In order to delete this application, we strongly advise you to take immediate measures. They should begin with backing up your data to another device or via cloud backup. After this, we recommend following the tutorial below as it will help you methodologically and effectively deal with this potential danger and discover other threats if they currently reside on your computer.
Delete Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Windows and Your Browser
Remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Delete Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker
Step 2: Uninstall Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Delete Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker will be removed.
Eliminate Savy(.)Utop(.)it Hijacker from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.