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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,980
United States Rank #16,714
Reach 0.0239%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.22 days
891.51 days >
Average installed length: 468.42 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

SaveAs

What is SaveAs?

SaveAs from BetterSoft is an adware program in the form of a process and a web browser plugin. The Plugin is designed to monitor the user's search and browsing habits and deliver advertising by overwriting the content HTML within the user's web browser. The background service which is executed as a Windows scheduled task is designed to make sure the web browser plugin remains active as well as automatically keeps the software updated. The plugin itself runs differently depending on the web browser, for Internet Explorer it runs as a browser helper object (BHO).

Various anti-virus software products detect SaveAs as malware:
- VIPRE detects as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
- TrendMicro HouseCall detects as ADW_DLOAD
- BitDefender classifies it as Adware.BHO.Agent.E
- AhnLab detects it as PUP/Win32.BetterSoft

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named SaveAs.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 527.58 KB (540,247 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SaveAs.
SaveAs.exe (f33c9db8bc05ae336bb15a50230ad209) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.10.21 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
Avira AntiVir 7.11.108.198 ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
Trend Micro 10.465.26 ADW_CONSAVE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 ADW_CONSAVE
422607286.dll (c2f772d5eb7fc69d24361c2c0ebc6eb5) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.03.00 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
Avira AntiVir 7.11.117.76 Adware/BetterSoft.A
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AEKX
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 17373 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.BHO.Agent.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 9122 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 22 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.t
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.t
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.56582 Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.cjedov
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BHO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BHO
VIPRE Antivirus 23944 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.187904
       View all 26 all detections
SaveAs 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

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\SaveAs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~1\SaveAs\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 527.58 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SaveAs

Program executable:SaveAs.exe (Malware detected)
Updater
Path:C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\SaveAs\SaveAs.exe
MD5:f33c9db8bc05ae336bb15a50230ad209
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SaveAs.exe - Updater
  • (Malware detected) 422607286.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SaveAs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F217A514-13D3-4DE6-BDBF-857602A446FB}'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SaveAs.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task with the class {A08A2198-F8B5-4E05-8761-193A91AA6694}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SaveAs.exe
Memory:2.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002810851%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018448%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009660%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,062
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:25 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SaveAs?

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Or, you can uninstall SaveAs 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 SaveAs, 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 SaveAs.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.97%
Windows XP 11.04%
Windows 8 8.44%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.04%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8 5.19%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.18%
  India 6.90%
  Belgium 4.02%
  Brazil 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  United Kingdom 2.87%
  Netherlands 2.87%
  Romania 2.87%
  Argentina 2.30%
  Iran 2.30%
  Italy 2.30%
  Malaysia 2.30%
  Croatia 1.72%
  Indonesia 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.53%
Acer 21.70%
Dell 15.09%
ASUS 7.55%
Samsung 6.60%
GIGABYTE 5.66%
American Megatrends 4.72%
Toshiba 3.77%
Lenovo 2.83%
Medion 2.83%
Intel 1.89%
Gateway 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.83%
Acer Aspire V5-571 1.89%
Itautec S.A. Infoway 1.89%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.89%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.89%

Publisher URL: www.bettersoft.com

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