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Should I remove Browse2save?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,409
United States Rank #9,417
Reach 0.1198%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.84 days
821.29 days >
Average installed length: 431.53 days

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Browse2save

What is Browse2save?

This program is related to other adware browser extensions created by Web-Picks (InstalleRex), a known adware developer. It is also a variant of the BrowseToSave program just renamed to help confuse users.

Browse2save installs the Savings Apps Browser Add-on, a web browser extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The program monitors the web sites a user visits in order to display coupons, deals, discounts, special offers, promotional codes, or sales offered by affiliate stores or other merchants based on the context of the user's web browsing activities. The browser add-on is a self updating downloadable toolbar, or, in some browsers, an extension or add-on, that provides you access to coupons based on a search conducted by the user or that are offered based upon sites you visit or searches you conduct in your browser where the Browser Add-on is installed and is enabled.

Warning, various anti-virus products detect this as malware:
- VIPRE: Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
- ESET-NOD32: Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
- AhnLab-V3: Win-Adware/KorAd.120832

About  (from BrowseToSave.info (Amazing Apps))

Surfing the web and saving money is made possible with the new BrowseToSave browser extension. BrowseToSave notifies you of coupons as you browse the net and visit the website of one of the thousands of merchants available online and that are supported by us. The coupons will show inside your browser as you enter the o...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browse2save.
5104312508aec.dll (44f1dc155d3d083b677f20ed0fab8404) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3445 Generic_c
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 WIN.Adware.Multiplug
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0143 Adware.Plugin.38
ESET-NOD32 7.8360 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
Sophos 4.89 FastSave
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.22.1 BScope.Adware.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 17992 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
50e1173544b61.dll (6696822add17061dc0bb8ee5b42cc2d4) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.06.02.00 Win-Adware/BHO.Zoomex.118272
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Skodna.Generic.AIX
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3.0 WIN.Adware.BHO-449
Comodo Security 16356 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.31
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.576 Adware.Win32.BHO.axtn.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8399 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.G
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.43.0 Adware/BHO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/BHO.ega
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Adware-WinAd.dldr
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Adware-WinAd.dldr
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.52593 Trojan.Win32.Plugin.bgdzjg
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Adpopup!rem
Sophos 4.89.0 Generic PUA NE
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Adpopup
Total Defense 37.0.10447 Win32/SillyBHO.HAV
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
VIPRE Antivirus 18322 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
50ccb23f0ab7f.ocx (582dca19bc19ee74e58625692d055b11) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.79.122 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic_c.QK
Comodo Security 16295 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.575 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.AMN (A)
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8358 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.E
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/AdAgent.AL.gen!Eldorado
K7 AntiVirus 9.168.8730 Adware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.k.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 ADWARE/Adware.Gen (ES)
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.52214 Trojan.Win32.MultiPlug.bgdzhz
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
VIPRE Antivirus 17966 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
50d64baf33fe6.ocx (d637295a8426c7c4a8e9ef3e584839a2) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Adware.MultiPlug!GWABRcNp/fU
Avira AntiVir 7.11.83.146 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3.0 Win.Adware.Multiplug-1
Commtouch SDK 5.4.1.7 W32/FastSave.FQMW-6395
Comodo Security 16394 UnclassifiedMalware
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8424 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.D
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.43.0 Adware/MultiPlug
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/FastSave.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.8831 Riskware
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.52697 Trojan.Win32.MultiPlug.bgdzmf
Sophos 4.89.0 FastSave
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
50f88387909f3.dll (da161da8bcb9b8032908cc303602f2ee) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.84.68 ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic5.TWY
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.37
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8439 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.52848 Trojan.Win32.Plugin.bglnls
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Adpopup!rem
Sophos 4.89.0 FastSave
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Adpopup
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.22.2 BScope.Adware.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 18640 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
51275fc811e88.dll (00ce3831a16a62c6d7ea4b21049e4b22) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic_c.QF
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Saveas.gen (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16321 Application.Win32.AdWare.MultiPlug.~I
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.49
ESET-NOD32 8375 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/MegaSearch.A
F-Secure 11.0.19020.35 Adware:W32/SaveAs
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.BV.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Adware.MultiPlug
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.52214 Trojan.Win32.Plugin.bnzmxw
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.22.1 BScope.Adware.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 18122 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 79 all detections
Browse2save has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BrowseToSave
URL: browsetosave.info
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\browse2save
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Browse2save\uninstall.exe" /path=C:\ProgramData\Browse2save
Estimated size: 530.54 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Browse2save

Program module:5104312508aec.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\browse2save\5104312508aec.dll
MD5:44f1dc155d3d083b677f20ed0fab8404
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) 50ccb23f0ab7f.ocx
  • (Malware detected) 50d64baf33fe6.ocx
  • (Malware detected) 50e1173544b61.dll
  • (Malware detected) 50f88387909f3.dll
  • (Malware detected) 51275fc811e88.dll
  • 514b01bd5eb20.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

7 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 51275fc811e88.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browusue2suave' with the class of {ACAC88C1-3181-9C01-DDE0-6E6B921FE1B0}.
  • 5104312508aec.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browse2save' with the class of {7491CC3C-585A-82B1-3167-F58252E1234B}.
  • 50f88387909f3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'continuetosave' with the class of {6006DE6E-536B-78E9-6A51-2DBCE44A1455}.
  • 50d64baf33fe6.ocx is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vaudix Class' with the class of {C25BF097-EBF5-74D6-2D49-7724D1FCF211} (Vaudix).
  • 50ccb23f0ab7f.ocx is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SaveAs Class' with the class of {CFA81171-FBED-F65C-3D4C-EEB2BC13780A} (SaveAs).
  • 50e1173544b61.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vaudix' with the class of {F5467114-E403-5CAC-A4DE-EE59A97D40DE}.
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFF6AD7F-07DE-4CAB-80FD-E430F78C0CFC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Browse2save?

Quickly and completely remove Browse2save from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Browse2save from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Browse2save, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Browse2save.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browse2save you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,409

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.33%
Windows XP 7.56%
Windows 8 6.35%
Windows Vista 5.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.81%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.10%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.82%
  Taiwan 9.91%
  Iran 6.03%
  India 3.30%
  United Kingdom 3.16%
  Brazil 2.87%
  Indonesia 2.87%
  Canada 2.30%
  Germany 2.30%
  Hungary 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Italy 1.87%
  Malaysia 1.72%
  Saudi Arabia 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.71%
Acer 22.71%
Dell 17.87%
ASUS 14.98%
GIGABYTE 7.00%
Toshiba 4.83%
Samsung 3.38%
Lenovo 3.14%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Medion 0.97%
Intel 0.72%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.30%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.89%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.89%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.89%


comments2 comments

user comment
expert comment
Stacy (Expert)over a year ago
Removing it is very simple. Click on the "i" at the bottom of their ads and it will take you to their website. There is a tab at the top of the site that says "Uninstall". It actually gives you instructions on how to delete it from each browser. It's quite odd that they would have that but I'm not complaining.
user comment
Reeceover a year ago
This is a virus.