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Should I remove ScorpionSaver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #3,135
United States Rank #1,502
Reach 0.2440%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.60 days
460.06 days >
Average installed length: 241.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

ScorpionSaver

What is ScorpionSaver?

ScorpionSaver is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking/injection as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer (IECore.dll), a plugin in Firefox and a browser extension in Chrome, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

In addition the software installs a Windows Service called the 'Level Quality Watcher' that is designed to run each time the computer reboots automatically. This service is 'levelqualitywatcher.exe' is also responsible for the initial installation of the web browser plugins and integration.

Within Chrome, the extension will periodically connect to http://www.ScorpionSaver.com/update/chrome in order to receive updates and notifications. It also automatically requests permissions (without notice to the end user) to integrate with Chrome's tabs, history, notifications and background services and runs with the description "Download now, save instantly!".

About  (from Adpeak)

Scorpion Saver is free to you and all your friends. And thats the way we like it! Bringing you the best deals on the internet in no time at all is our passion. To maintain our servers & electric bills we use ads. Advertisements pay our bills, this same method is used by Google, Facebook, AOL and any other great big nam...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
ScorpionSaver 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: www.adpeak.com
Help link: www.scorpionsaver.com/aboutthisad.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScorpionSaver
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9B65F9A3-9D24-452A-B6EF-1457D65E4259}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ScorpionSaver

  • alerts.resources.dll (by TOSHIBA) - TOSHIBA Service Station (TSS Alerts Client Plugin)
  • basicinfo.resources.dll (by TOSHIBA) - TSS BasicInfo Client Plugin
  • bitslib.dll - TSS Client BITS Library
  • facebookvideocalling.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling
  • facebookvideocallingproxy.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling Proxy
  • filterlib.dll - TSS Client Filter Library
  • fub.exe - Identity Card (FUB)
  • idcard.exe
  • interop.comadmin.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'COMAdmin'.
  • interop.taskscheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • libhealth.dll - TSS Client PC Health Library
  • libtmachinfo.dll - TSS TMachInfo Service Library
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll - Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • pchealthinfo.resources.dll - TSS PCHealthInfo Client Plugin
  • pluginlib.dll - TSS Client Plugin Library
  • pluginlib.resources.dll
  • pluginlibwb.dll - PluginLibWB
  • swupdates.resources.dll - TSS SwUpdates Client Plugin
  • tmachinfo.exe - TSS TMachInfo Service
  • toshibaservicestation.exe
  • toshibaservicestation.resources.dll
  • tsenslib.dll - TSensLib

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • toshibaservicestation.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Service Station.
Service
  • tmachinfo.exe runs as a service named 'TMachInfo' (TMachInfo) "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

tmachinfo.exe
Memory:21.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005213463%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022269%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029866%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:90,282
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:555 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:576 Bytes
105.02 KB average
toshibaservicestation.exe
Memory:62.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0042105263%
Kernel CPU:0.00274452%
User CPU:0.00146601%
CPU cycles/sec:869,559
I/O reads/min:4.96 KB
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes

How do I remove ScorpionSaver?

Quickly and completely remove ScorpionSaver 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 ScorpionSaver 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 ScorpionSaver, 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 ScorpionSaver.
  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 ScorpionSaver you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.45%
Windows 8 29.77%
Windows Vista 7.98%
Windows XP 3.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.12%
Windows 8.1 12.90%
Windows 8 11.31%
Windows 7 Professional 8.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.65%
  Iran 0.72%
  Saudi Arabia 0.42%
  Brazil 0.34%
  Canada 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%
  Philippines 0.21%
  Indonesia 0.17%
  Sweden 0.17%
  SY 0.17%
  United Arab Emirates 0.13%
  Australia 0.13%
  DZ 0.13%
  United Kingdom 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.74%
Dell 25.15%
Acer 12.28%
Toshiba 11.08%
ASUS 6.05%
Lenovo 3.50%
GIGABYTE 1.96%
Samsung 1.88%
Intel 0.85%
Gateway 0.51%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.81%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.98%

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