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What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,219
United States Rank #46,732
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.10 days
740.35 days >
Average installed length: 389.00 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Downandsave?

Downandsave is an adware style 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 what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- 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.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Downandsave.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.36 MB (3,526,101 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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • 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
  • 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 Downandsave.
Downandsave.dll (fcc44820e1174db719132aeab7073a35) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
ESET-NOD32 7.8382 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.A.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.185 TROJ_GEN.F47V0902

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\downandsave
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Downandsave\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Downandsave

Program executable:Downandsave.exe
Downandsave exe
Path:C:\Program Files\downandsave\Downandsave.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Downandsave.dll - Downandsave (Downandsave BHO)
  • Downandsave.exe - Downandsave exe
  • DownandsaveGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Downandsave Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Downandsave.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Downandsave' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111231131} (CrossriderApp0012331).

How do I remove Downandsave?

Quickly and completely remove Downandsave 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 Downandsave 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 Downandsave, 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 Downandsave.
  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 Downandsave you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows XP 20.83%
Windows Vista 20.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.63%
  Germany 10.53%
  Israel 5.26%
  Russia 5.26%
  United Arab Emirates 2.63%
  Australia 2.63%
  AZ 2.63%
  France 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.63%
  Hungary 2.63%
  Ireland 2.63%
  Italy 2.63%
  Portugal 2.63%
  Romania 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Toshiba 15.00%
Acer 15.00%
ASUS 15.00%
Medion 5.00%
Dell 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 9.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite P875 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 4.76%
MSI MS-7680 4.76%


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