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Should I remove TubeSaver-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,365
United States Rank #38,402
Reach 0.0051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.22 days
419.60 days >
Average installed length: 220.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 18.31%
1.28.153.3 81.69%

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TubeSaver-1

What is TubeSaver-1?

TubeSaver-1 is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

Overview

The most common release is 1.28.153.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named utils.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 5.53 MB (5,796,424 bytes). The installed file TubeSaver-1-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TubeSaver-1.
utils.exe (20de00f6d97ce55d4fc3fbbc1f1f644a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131024 Trojan.Win32.Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
ESET-NOD32 7.8861 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0919
TubeSaver-1-chromeinstaller.exe (73683785c4f82f4e3c54012f81cec12c) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.619824
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.619824
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Cloddb9.Trojan.e51a
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.619824 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.619824
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!73683785C4F8
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!73683785C4F8
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.619824
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA JD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JO13
VIPRE Antivirus 25116 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (e55b5d2113c000c4b5950ebe331e7db8) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.656715
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.656715
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod8f9.Trojan.a807
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.656715 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.656715
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!E55B5D2113C0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E55B5D2113C0
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.656715
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H05JJ13
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-1-bho.dll (27b7dec48fdbe9454937e0f40e26bcf9) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ajE
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9980 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-1-enabler.exe (8c3ed14146d50a40bc13fd3feed4f3f6) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9065 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10234 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.173.10234 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!8C3ED14146D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 23508 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-1-codedownloader.exe (5dfc5203144b91aec15c06160861a675) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AGNr
ESET-NOD32 9034 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23278 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-1-updater.exe (79e8a8b32f9d96a6defe2c4b6140aa55) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.Aeeh
ESET-NOD32 8965 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
VIPRE Antivirus 22712 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tubesaver-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TubeSaver-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 5.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TubeSaver-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:TubeSaver-1
TubeSaver-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\tubesaver-1\utils.exe
MD5:20de00f6d97ce55d4fc3fbbc1f1f644a
Additional files:
  • TubeSaver-1-bg.exe - TubeSaver-1 (TubeSaver-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-1-bho.dll - TubeSaver-1 BHO
  • TubeSaver-1-bho64.dll
  • TubeSaver-1-buttonutil.exe
  • TubeSaver-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-1-updater.exe
  • TubeSaver-1-buttonutil.dll
  • TubeSaver-1-buttonutil64.dll
  • TubeSaver-1-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • TubeSaver-1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSaver-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411151160} (CrossriderApp0041560).
  • TubeSaver-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSaver-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411151160} (CrossriderApp0041560).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TubeSaver-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-1-enabler.
  • TubeSaver-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • TubeSaver-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-1-updater.
  • TubeSaver-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-1-codedownloader.
  • TubeSaver-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove TubeSaver-1?

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Or, you can uninstall TubeSaver-1 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 TubeSaver-1, 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 TubeSaver-1.
  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 TubeSaver-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.93%
Windows 8 35.21%
Windows XP 8.45%
Windows Vista 1.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.99%
Windows 8 12.68%
Windows 7 Professional 12.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.45%
Windows 8 Pro 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.87% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.87%
  United States 25.81%
  Saudi Arabia 12.90%
  United Arab Emirates 6.45%
  Italy 6.45%
  Qatar 1.61%
  Belgium 1.61%
  France 1.61%
  Norway 1.61%
  Switzerland 1.61%
  Austria 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  DK 1.61%
  Canada 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.08%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Dell 12.50%
Medion 12.50%
Lenovo 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
GIGABYTE 6.25%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.76%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.17%
LENOVO 20202 3.17%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 3.17%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C640 1.59%

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