What is Giftssoft?

Giftssoft is a piece of adware that aims to capture your interest with personalized commercial ads. They take the form of annoying browser pop-ups, offering you coupons and other supposedly useful deals to help you shop online. Like with most adware, the actual value of such advertisements is suspect at best. A safety-conscious computer user would be smart to remove this application to avoid the risk of compromised security on his machine.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Giftssoft come from?

As is quite common in the case of adware, our researchers didn’t find a website associated with this application. We did discover that Giftssoft was built using the JustPlugIt engine. The engine was also used to make adware applications like TicTacCoupon, SaveON, RightCoupon, RealDeal, and others. If you noticed this application on your computer, it might have come through torrent or other peer-to-peer download websites, after you clicked a fake download link. It was also observed in bundles of freeware software, especially the ones using InstallRex for their setup procedure, as well as Amonetize and Vittalia in some cases.

To get conned into installing Giftssoft through one of those installers, you only have to rush through the setup without reading everything. It’s easy to miss a checkbox, inadvertently allowing the installation of adware. If you’d like to avoid this in the future, make sure to choose Advanced or Custom installation when prompted and carefully read everything on the screen before you click that Next button.

How does Giftssoft work?

Like other adware from JustPlugIt family, and most advertising-supported software in general, Giftssoft works by adding an extension to your Internet browser. This extension is used to collect data, while waiting for certain conditions to be met. When they are, the program can start its real work. Giftssoft uses the collected information about your browsing habits to tailor ads it shows you according to your interests. This helps to increase the probability that you will click the ads presented to you. When they bait you into clicking a pop-up, developers of Giftssoft stand to make money through pay-per-click deals. Believe us when we tell you that each annoying pop-up you see will earn money for the operators of Giftssoft if you click it.

How to remove Giftssoft?

If you want to remove Giftssoft from your machine, we can help you in two ways. In case you don’t want to be bothered with the particulars of manual adware removal, we recommend getting a powerful anti-malware program. It will take care of any threats to your system that might be there now, while protecting your computer from any danger in the future. It achieves this by scanning your computer regularly and guarding it in real-time. However, if you want to get rid of this adware on your own, the instructions are included below this article.

Manual Removal of Giftssoft

Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Right-click Giftssoft and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista:

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on Giftssoft and click Remove.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. Click Control Panel in the pop-up.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click Giftssoft.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Giftssoft from your browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. With Firefox window active, press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Find Giftssoft and click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select More tools.
  2. Go to Extensions, click it.
  3. Find Giftssoft, click the Trash bin next to it to delete. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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