Remove BuyNSave and BrickProvider Adware

Just wanted to write a short blog post before going back to coding. I just found another bundled adware called BuyNSave / BrickProvider and give you some removal instructions. If you got BuyNSave / BrickProvider on your computer, you will see BrickProvider.exe running in the Task Manager, an add-on named BuyNSave added into Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and a new scheduled task called BrickProvider. Chrome dodged the adware. I’ll show how to remove BuyNSave / BrickProvider in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.

Here’s BrickProvider.exe in the Task Manager:

BrickProvider.exe task manager

BuyNSave add-on in Firefox:

BuyNsave firefox

And BuyNSave in Internet Explorer:

BuyNSave internet Explorer

BuyNSave / BrickProvider is bundled in other software’s installers. Here’s how it was disclosed in the installer where I found it:

BuyNSave bundled


YouTubeAdBlocke was also included in the installer.

As always when I find some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to test if the anti-malwares there find something. The detection rate is 11/55. Malwarebytes classifies BuyNSave / BrickProvider as PUP.Optional.MultiPlug, McAfee-GW-Edition calls it and Qihoo-360 calls it HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen.

BuyNsave virustotal

If you’d like to remove BuyNSave / BrickProvider you can do so with the FreeFixer removal tool. Just check the BuyNSave / BrickProvider files as the screenshots below shows. You may have to reboot your computer to complete the removal.

BuyNSave internet explorer remove BrickProvider.exe remove task BrickProvider.exe remove BuyNsave remove firefox

Hope that helped you with the removal.

I stumbled upon BuyNSave / BrickProvider while testing out some downloads that are known to bundled lots of unwanted software. Any idea how BuyNSave / BrickProvider was installed on your system? Please share by posting a comment. Thank you!

Hope you found this useful and thanks you for reading.

Update 2014-11-21: Found some variants that don’t use the BrickProvider name. Instead they are called:

BrickProlongerSoftwareProlongerSoftwareProlonger.exe shows up in the Task Manager. The file is located in c:\programdata\trusted publisher\softwareprolonger.



3 thoughts on “Remove BuyNSave and BrickProvider Adware

  1. There are also alternative names for BuyNSave, one I have is BauyNSavE. I have tried multiple times to delete the chrome extension that appears every time chrome is opened. I checked FreeFixer and noticed a new file appears every time I restarted the computer after attempting to eradicate the program, I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not because they seem to not be related. Anyway, I ran FreeFixer and that couldn’t ever find anything close to named BuayNSavE or Brickprovider and any alternative names. I sought to my personal knowledge about hidden programs and secret “hidey holes” and wen’t on an adventure. As I suspected, ProgramData had a folder in it with a string of random characters, I opened it and 3 scripts, and a background.html and manifest.json file was inside. So I then I proceeded to check the manifest.json and here is showed as follows:

    "name": "BauyNsavE",
    "version": "3.64",
    "description": "",
    "manifest_version": 2,
    "background": {"page": "background.html"},
    "content_scripts": [
    "all_frames": true,
    "matches": ["http://*/*","https://*/*"],
    "js": ["content.js"],

    "permissions": [

    Seems to me a lot of permissions are set to the program…
    I promptly deleted the random-character folder and am still searching for similar events but so far, it seems everything has been fixed.
    Hope this potentially helps some people,

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