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Should I remove SavvyConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,801
United States Rank #7,504
Reach 0.0244%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.64 days
313.76 days >
Average installed length: 164.86 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.10.0025 0.64%
3.9.0002 24.20%
3.9.0000 3.82%
3.7.5001 20.38%
3.7.4889 0.64%
3.6.4889 10.83%
3.5.4822 11.46%
3.4.3402 17.20%
3.3.3401 6.37%
3.2.3398 0.64%
3.1.3394 1.91%
3.0.3388 0.64%
2.1.1005 1.27%

Other programs by Luth Research

SavvyConnect

What is SavvyConnect?  (from Luth Research)

Participate in market research simply by surfing the web with SavvyConnect®. Installing the application enrolls you in the SurveySavvy® behavioral research panel, which receives additional paid research opportunities. Furthermore, SavvyConnect® provides instant access to all of your study invitations. nstalling SavvyCo...  Read more

Overview

SavvyConnect is a program developed by Luth Research. The most used version is 3.9.0002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is SavvyConnectUI.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 8.75 MB (9,171,890 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 93% of users of SavvyConnect come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and India.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.LuthResearch.com
Help link: www.surveysavvy.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{21593B51-6838-41A1-A420-7283B4E02A33}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SavvyConnect

Program executable:SavvyConnectUI.exe
Name:SavvyConnect Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\bin\scui\SavvyConnectUI.exe
MD5:43d0c722c60c6ae36f427dc154f5ba53
Additional files:
  • LuthIEPlugin.dll - Opt-in Research Participation Program (Browser add-on.)
  • SavvyConnectMenuWTL.exe - SavvyConnect Application
  • SavvyConnectUI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LuthIEPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SavvyConnect IE Extension' with the class of {E6C6EC35-C04A-42CD-A3A7-4F09FB0F1B76}.
Scheduled Task
  • SavvyConnectUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBE762EC-9C44-442D-A65E-3462E271763F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SavvyConnectUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SavvyConnectMenu' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\bin\scui\SavvyConnectUI.exe" -a.

How do I remove SavvyConnect?

Quickly and completely remove SavvyConnect from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SavvyConnect 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 SavvyConnect, 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 SavvyConnect.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SavvyConnect you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.97%
Windows 8 14.65%
Windows Vista 11.46%
Windows XP 8.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.64%
Windows 8 7.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.23%
  Canada 1.99%
  India 1.20%
  United Kingdom 0.80%
  Lebanon 0.40%
  Costa Rica 0.40%
  DZ 0.40%
  Indonesia 0.40%
  Romania 0.40%
  Malaysia 0.40%
  Lithuania 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.26%
Dell 24.35%
Acer 15.65%
Toshiba 10.43%
GIGABYTE 3.48%
Lenovo 1.74%
Samsung 1.74%
Sony 1.74%
Gateway 0.87%
ASUS 0.87%
Alienware 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.24%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.54%
Dell OptiPlex 740 1.69%
Dell Dimension E521 1.69%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 1.69%

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I Finally Removed SavvyConnect10 months ago
I had this same issue, despite not having ANY browsers open it told me to close all Chrome windows. What I did is go into the Install file and let it do it's thing until it brought up the Close All Chrome windows again. I let it close all windows and it actually did close them, (you know the ones that weren't open). Anyway, I went back to the Add/Remove programs and the uninstall actually worked this time. Hopefully, this will help some of you that no longer wish to be in SavvyConnect. I like the survey site, but that was BS!
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Complete waste of time (Thanx SavvyConnect!)10 months ago
I get the same for closing Google Chrome windows. Strangely, I only have FireFox open. I don't get it! And it's really starting to tick me off. Besides that I see NO difference between SurveySavvy and SavvyConnect at all.
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Frustrated person11 months ago
That is happening to me too!! SO FRUSTRATING!
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Create a display name (public)11 months ago
I have cleared all cookies/history, closed all internet explorer windows and still I can't get savvyconnect to uninstall from my 64bit vista premium computer! Keep getting a message to close all internet explorer windows. When I click OK, it still keeps popping up the same message! How do I get rid of this thing???