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Should I remove Giant Savings?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,513
United States Rank #12,904
Reach 0.0224%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.35 days
865.93 days >
Average installed length: 454.98 days


VersionDistribution 19.05% 10.20% 16.33% 54.42%

Giant Savings

What is Giant Savings?

Giant Savings from 215 Apps (Amazing Apps/50onRed) installs a web browser extension (Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object) to view web pages loaded and looks for affiliated merchants in order to possibly provide better pricing or alternative deals on a given product or merchant. Basically if Giant Savings (215 Apps) has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert you when you visit through your web browser. Giant Savings is a ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web. When you install the plug-in, it also has a background process that will attempt to disabled other 'conflicting' extensions that might interfere with it, this includes other competing products as well as some security products (in the software's EULA, you actually agreed to this) "By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages". Warning, this program is very aggressive adware. Not only does it hijack the user's browser and settings, it hijacks visited web sites by injecting its own advertising over the web sites ads including Adsense.

About  (from 215 Apps)

Giant Savings takes couponing to the next level by providing users with an easy to use coupon list they can use to save as they browse. Savings in a single click. The sad truth about online shopping is the most people are spending money they don't have to. All of the big name retailers are putting out multiple coupons ...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Giant Savings.
Giant Savings-bg.exe (c5af2f30e7c4abf18a132d78f8f05403) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3444 Suspicion: unknown virus
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.NNP
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
F-Secure 11.2013-22-05_4 Adware.Agent.NNP
G Data 13.5.22 Adware.Agent.NNP
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.18219 Win32.Troj.Agent.tq.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.batpwq
nProtect Trojan/W32.Agent.907648.B
Sophos 4.85 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.142 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1J3
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent.aidw
VIPRE Antivirus 15164 GamePlayLabs (v)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.907648
Giant Savings.dll (a70546b94ac11027814ced8a1af3ff52) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar!
Avira AntiVir Adware/VidSaver.1.55
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.gen
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Bkav FE W32.Clodb67.Trojan.015d
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3 Win.Adware.Vidsaver
Comodo Security 17835 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9460 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider
F-Prot W32/VidSav.A.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11239 Adware ( 7213eafd0 )
K7GW 9.176.11226 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.GamePlayLabs
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Sophos 4.97.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OIB13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OIB13
VIPRE Antivirus 26766 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (1951be5bb980ce3357d53908995e526a) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.NNP
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.aLN
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Agent.NNP
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.A48d
Comodo Security 17565 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NNP (B)
ESET-NOD32 9257 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.B
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NNP
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048c26f1 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048c26f1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!1951BE5BB980
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-SFX.G
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.crbipj
nProtect 2014-01-06.03 Adware.Agent.NNP
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOH0J813
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25156 GamePlayLabs (fs)
Giant SavingsGui.exe (1ce03bc4bf26f176cef31dcc74919a6a) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.akg
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
ESET-NOD32 9279 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.F
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10814 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10814 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes PUP.GamePlayLabs
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OJH13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OJH13
VIPRE Antivirus 25350 GamePlayLabs (v)
Giant Savings.exe (ef4e0be0fad7790d8191420bceefdb97) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.554623
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.554623 (B)
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.554623
Malwarebytes PUP.GamePlayLabs
PC Tools Adware.Crossid!rem
Sophos 4.91.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 19764 GamePlayLabs (v)
       View all 86 all detections
Giant Savings 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: giant-savings.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\giant savings\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Giant Savings\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Giant Savings

Program executable:Giant Savings-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Giant Savings
Giant Savings exe
Signed by:Awesome Apps
Path:C:\Program Files\giant savings\Giant Savings-bg.exe
Giant Savings exe (giant savings-bg.exe) is a background process that is loaded with Internet Explorer via the Giant Savings BHO. Giant Savings is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Giant Savings.dll - Giant Savings (Giant Savings BHO)
  • Giant Savings.exe - Giant Savings exe
  • Giant Savings-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Giant SavingsGui.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Giant Savings Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Giant Savings.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Giant Savings' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441179} (CrossriderApp0004479).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Giant Savings-bg.exe
Memory:6.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.7320311299%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.62075604%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.11127509%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Giant Savings?

You can uninstall Giant Savings 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 Giant Savings, 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 Giant Savings.
  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 Giant Savings you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.64%
Windows XP 12.27%
Windows Vista 11.59%
Windows 10 2.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.39%
Windows 7 Professional 11.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.17%
Windows 7 Starter 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.36%
  Italy 12.15%
  France 6.17%
  Germany 5.61%
  United Kingdom 5.42%
  MA 4.49%
  Netherlands 3.36%
  Canada 2.43%
  Australia 2.24%
  Iran 1.87%
  Poland 1.68%
  TN 1.50%
  Belgium 1.31%
  South Africa 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.11%
Dell 22.78%
Acer 19.93%
Toshiba 10.32%
ASUS 7.47%
Samsung 3.20%
Medion 2.49%
American Megatrends 2.14%
Lenovo 1.42%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.94%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.32%
ASUSTeK K52F 3.09%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.47%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.47%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com


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