Supra Savings is a legitimate browser add-on which claims to help you save money via displaying a variety of coupons and discount specials on shopping websites. And, although it may really be of a good use to you, it could expose your PC to various threats.
How Does Supra Savings Work?
Supra Savings has an official website – SupraSavings.com – where you need to download it from and install it to your browser. Once installed, Supra Savings will be notifying you every time it has available coupons for the items you are searching for. Once you receive an alert of an available coupon, you need to click on “View All Available Coupons” to see all the deals on that particular website and then click to apply for the coupon that fits your needs best.
This tool does seem to really help you save money and is pretty easy to use. There is, however, a negative side to it.
Supra Savings may start displaying pop-up ads of coupons and discounts on your screen and disturb your surfing routine which could be quite annoying. If you click on those ads, you risk exposing your system to any threat on the Web because sometimes these ads redirect you to infected websites. So, by clicking on an ad offering you a great deal of savings, you may end up with a Trojan on your PC.
And, here’s the worse part: Sometimes Supra Savings installs itself on your system without your knowledge or consent. The way, this happens, is via bundling with another free program you download from the Web. While installing that freeware, there is an option to disallow the bundling but because you rarely pay attention to such details, you miss seeing that this particular program comes with another one attached to it.
Adware such as Supra Savings always takes advantage of the users’ negligence during the installation process. That is why you must always be careful what you are downloading, and never bluntly accept the “recommended” settings during an installation process. Rather select the “advanced” or “custom” option and manually opt-out of the bundling.
Supra Savings is also capable of monitoring and recording your activities online via cookies and other tracking technology. The reason behind may really be to provide you with more customized advertising. However, Supra Savings may share your personal information with third parties for monetizing purposes. It may even collect personal data such IP address, Browser type, operating system type and referring pages.
What Should I Do If I Already Have Supra Savings on My PC?
Remove it. The risk, you put your system at, is not really worth the savings you may gain. So, whether you have downloaded Supra Savings intentionally or it has landed in your system without your knowledge, make sure you remove it immediately.
You can do so manually or you need to find a trustworthy anti-malware program which will take care of it.