77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove TubeSaver-15?

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?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.33 days
227.01 days >
Average installed length: 119.27 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 100.00%

Other programs by PassWizard

TubeSaver-15

What is TubeSaver-15?

TubeSaver is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The program is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar/extension performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search as well as other ad-supported techniques.

- Changes the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changes the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.

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). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 7.25 MB (7,605,871 bytes). TubeSaver-15-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TubeSaver-15.
utils.exe (ccb3ded198f0b37553553208131baef9) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 Trojan.Win32.Packed.VMDetector.B
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9015 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.B
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1023
TubeSaver-15-bho.dll (c16a4768ff79e8d283e32578baeedad5) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.07.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.acSn
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.606321
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Generic.606321 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9015 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.606321
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.606321
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10112 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
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.606321
NANO AntiVirus 0.26.0.55974 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ciwoce
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R011H07JI13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23112 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-15-enabler.exe (060e284bfa4601173c6307b99c6878bf) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9015 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
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1021
VIPRE Antivirus 23112 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-15-updater.exe (8fc5bc7dd8ec56dd032a5e1b52fc7633) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9015 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
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07K213
VIPRE Antivirus 23112 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 42 all detections
TubeSaver-15 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove TubeSaver-15.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tubesaver-15
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TubeSaver-15\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TubeSaver-15

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:TubeSaver-15
TubeSaver-15 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\tubesaver-15\utils.exe
MD5:ccb3ded198f0b37553553208131baef9
Additional files:
  • TubeSaver-15-bg.exe - TubeSaver-15 (TubeSaver-15 exe)
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-15-bho.dll - TubeSaver-15 BHO
  • TubeSaver-15-bho64.dll
  • TubeSaver-15-buttonutil.exe
  • TubeSaver-15-buttonutil64.exe
  • TubeSaver-15-chromeinstaller.exe
  • TubeSaver-15-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-15-enabler.exe
  • TubeSaver-15-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-15-updater.exe
  • TubeSaver-15-buttonutil.dll
  • TubeSaver-15-buttonutil64.dll
  • TubeSaver-15-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • TubeSaver-15-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSaver-15' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411391166} (CrossriderApp0043966).
  • TubeSaver-15-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSaver-15' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411391166} (CrossriderApp0043966).
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TubeSaver-15-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-15-chromeinstaller.
  • TubeSaver-15-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-15-updater.
  • TubeSaver-15-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-15-enabler.
  • TubeSaver-15-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-15-codedownloader.

How do I remove TubeSaver-15?

Quickly and completely remove TubeSaver-15 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove TubeSaver-15 from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall TubeSaver-15 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-15, 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-15.
  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-15 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 11%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  France 15.38%
  Belgium 7.69%
  Mexico 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 11.11%
LENOVO 20157 11.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b010 11.11%
GATEWA SYSTEM__ 11.11%
Dell Dell XPS710 11.11%

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.