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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,241
United States Rank #40,123
Reach 0.0051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.27 days
833.88 days >
Average installed length: 438.14 days

BrowseToSave 1.66

What is BrowseToSave?

BrowseToSave is an adware program installed into Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The programs collects and stores information about web browsing habits and sends this information to its remote servers in order to provide injected advertising in search results and various other places. Search Assistant will also modify the browser's home page and search provider. It displays various pop-up advertisements and tracks and reports your web surfing behavior. It displays targeted search results and pop-up advertisements based on terms that the user enters for Web searches. It bundles the 'malware' identified file called SProtector which is classified as malware with vaious antivirus products inclduing DrWeb, QuickHeal, Trend and Avast. It bundles the 'malware' identified file called SProtector which is classified as malware with vaious antivirus products inclduing DrWeb, QuickHeal, Trend and Avast.

About  (from Search Assistant SProtector)

Surfing the web and saving money is made possible with the new BrowseToSave browser extension. BrowseToSave notifies you of coupons as you browse the net and visit the website of one of the thousands of merchants available online and that are supported by us. The coupons will show inside your browser as you enter the o...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • 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 BrowseToSave.
sprotector.dll (413e76d3534b8bd2256d9816f8d1f5fb) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130526 Win32:SProtector-B [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3449 Sprotect.B
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.11
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.SProtector.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8360 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
uninstall.exe (5cad4c7916d7e47dbdf05fc4a853e275) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8944 a variant of Win32/SProtector.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Hack.Huigezi.sd.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BDB127
Vba32 AntiVirus Backdoor.Hupigon
BrowseToSave 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: browsetosave.info
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\browsetosave
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BrowseToSave\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\BrowseToSave"
Estimated size: 1.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseToSave 1.66

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SProtector 1.66.1133
Path:C:\Program Files\browsetosave\sprotector.dll
SProtector has been detected as 'malware' by multiple antivirus products. TrendMicro classifies it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L8. ESET calls it a variant of Win32/SProtector.A. QuickHeal identifies SProtector.dll as Worm.SProtector.A3. Avast...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

How do I remove BrowseToSave?

You can uninstall BrowseToSave 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BrowseToSave 1.66, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 BrowseToSave.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.00%
Windows XP 15.00%
Windows Vista 6.00%
Windows 10 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.61% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 26.61%
  United States 21.10%
  Brazil 4.59%
  Germany 4.59%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  India 3.67%
  Italy 3.67%
  Australia 2.75%
  Mexico 2.75%
  Greece 1.83%
  Hong Kong 1.83%
  Malaysia 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Thailand 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.85%
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
ASUS 16.42%
Dell 13.43%
Lenovo 2.99%
American Megatrends 2.99%
Gateway 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.56%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.


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