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TargetSaver, TargetSaver


TargetSaver is adware that displays targeted pop-up advertisements. It can be installed by trojans without the user's knowledge or consent. The software runs in stealth, hidden from the user, and pop-ups are not branded.


Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

TargetSaver adware sends all visited URLs with an installation id to TargetSavers' servers. From this data, targeted advertisements are displayed as pop-up windows to the user. Pop-up windows are unbranded and the origin of it is difficult for a user to determine. TargetSaver specializes in delivering shopping related advertisements. TargetSaver is installed by trojans, silently, without a user's knowledge. The adware operates in stealth from the user.