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Should I remove Savings Hen?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
United States Rank #34,905
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.58 days
46.74 days >
Average installed length: 24.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

Savings Hen

What is Savings Hen?

This adware (from 50OnRed) injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits. The software also uses various techniques to help prevent itself from being found and removed by traditional antivirus software. In addition, the Chrome extension it adds prevents users from manually removing it by protecting it using Group Policies as well as the Chrome ExtensionInstallForcelist setting. In some cases the software adds a local Internet proxy server that it routes all web traffic through in order to inject advertising. Through protection via the Group Policy, it will prevent users from manually removing the Internet Settings in the Control Panel.

From the EULA:
"You may also see relevant coupons, deal and special offers when the Plugin recognizes the website you are visiting as an eligible site for our programs. For example, when you visit the websites of certain merchants or Engaging Apps partners, you may get an alert that you can click on to see specific coupons, deals and offers, or you may see a slider visible in the top right-hand portion of your browser displaying various offers that we hope will be of interest to you."

About  (from Exciting Apps)

Everyone loves a bargain, but sometimes it's easier to pay face value than scour the web for promo codes. With Savings Hen, you'll be alerted when there's a coupon for the item you're shopping for so you'll never have to waste time or money shopping online again. Coupon codes can be a crapshoot. Even when you're lucky ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Savings Hen.
SoftwareDetector.exe (4af1a3b1f2f284106a9a500e2ed6db37) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Application.Generic.652787
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.SmartApps
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-140806 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.SmartApps.bA
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1090 Application.Generic.652787
Comodo Security 18804 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0218 Trojan.Crossrider.23617
ESET-NOD32 8.10062 a variant of Win32/AdWare.SmartApps.A
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Riskware/SmartApps
F-Secure 11.2014-06-08_4 Application.Generic.652787
G Data 14.8.24 Application.Generic.652787
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12643 Adware
K7GW 13.180.12650 Trojan ( 050000001 )
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!4AF1A3B1F2F2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!4AF1A3B1F2F2
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.654 Application.Generic.652787
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60698 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.dbiqdo
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0617
VIPRE Antivirus 31082 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 21 all detections
Savings Hen 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

URL: savingshen.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Savings Hen
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Savings Hen\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Hen

  • uninstall.exe
  • SoftwareDetector.exe
  • gpedit.exe
  • sqlite3.exe
  • storageedit.exe

How do I remove Savings Hen?

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Or, you can uninstall Savings Hen 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 Savings Hen, 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 Savings Hen.
  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 8 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 8%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%
 
US RANK
#34,905

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 69.23%
Windows 7 23.08%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 53.85%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 58.33%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 15.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 7.69%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 7.69%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 7.69%

comments1 comment

user comment
expert comment
SteveG (Expert)over a year ago
nasty adware! Messes with my Internet LAN settings in the control panel and hijacks my proxy server connection!