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Web Saver

What is Web Saver?

Web Saver is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing 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.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Web Saver.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.35 MB (3,517,239 bytes).

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.
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove Web Saver with Reason Core Security.
Web Saver 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 Web Saver.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Web Saver
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\web saver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Web Saver\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Saver

Program executable:Web Saver.exe
Name:Web Saver
Web Saver exe
Path:C:\Program Files\web saver\Web Saver.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Web Saver (Web Saver Installer)
  • Web Saver.dll - Web Saver BHO
  • Web Saver.exe - Web Saver exe
  • Web SaverGui.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Web Saver.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Web Saver' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011301126} (CrossriderApp0003026).

How do I remove Web Saver?

Quickly and completely remove Web Saver 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 Web Saver 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 Web Saver, 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 Web Saver.
  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 Web Saver you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win Vista 50%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Germany 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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