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Should I remove Giant Savings Extension?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,968
United States Rank #21,098
Reach 0.0166%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.13 days
534.96 days >
Average installed length: 281.08 days


VersionDistribution 14.63% 44.51% 40.85%

Giant Savings Extension

What is Giant Savings Extension?

Giant Savings Extension from Red Online Marketing Group LP installs a web browser plugin that displays coupon deals and other advertisements when users visit various online shopping sites. When a user visits an online shopping site and the program has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert the user that other deals or prices exist, or in many cases just shows adverts. It injects ads and affiliate codes in product links directly by modifying web pages HTML content. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. This software is detected by various anti-malware programs that typically flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. It is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles. 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)

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 and discount codes every week, but if you aren't signed up with each individual retailer or go to a coupon site every single time you shop online, you're going to ...  Read more
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Giant Savings Extension.
Uninstall.exe (c906ffe879ebc075fcabe5786bf42c49) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.02 Win-Trojan/Agent.K.988024
avast! 2014.9-140108 Win32:Crossrider-C [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.ScrambleWrapper.B
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.22
ESET-NOD32 8.9239 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.A
Fortinet FortiGate 1/8/2014 W32/Generic
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10689 Trojan
K7GW 13.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048c4b81 )
McAfee 5600.7256 Artemis!C906FFE879EB
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7256 Artemis!C906FFE879EB
Sophos 4.96 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 25002 GamePlayLabs (fs)
Giant Savings Extension-bg.exe (1dd0e725f4180ee2ec72e071943bab58) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.anOR
ESET-NOD32 9145 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10446 Trojan ( 0048c9531 )
K7GW 9.174.10446 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!1DD0E725F418
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!1DD0E725F418
Sophos 4.95.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 24128 Crossrider (fs)
Giant Savings Extension.dll (76464a74b9da2bc3658f086a400ee50e) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/IWantThis.B
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.A
Comodo Security 16956 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8813 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.CouponCompanion
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!76464A74B9DA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!76464A74B9DA
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1DR
VIPRE Antivirus 21574 Crossrider (fs)
Giant Savings ExtensionGui.exe (ba5ef83f0b979bd90e325dd833052590) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG SmartShopper.K
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.F
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
ESET-NOD32 8989 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.F
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.94.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1030
VIPRE Antivirus 22888 GamePlayLabs (fs)
       View all 40 all detections
Giant Savings Extension 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 extension
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Giant Savings Extension\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Giant Savings Extension

Program executable:Giant Savings ExtensionGui.exe
Name:Giant Savings Extension
Giant Savings Extension exe
Path:C:\Program Files\giant savings extension\Giant Savings ExtensionGui.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Giant Savings Extension.dll - Giant Savings Extension (Giant Savings Extension BHO)
  • (Malware detected) Giant Savings Extension-bg.exe - Giant Savings Extension exe
  • (Malware detected) Giant Savings ExtensionGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Giant Savings Extension Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Giant Savings Extension.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Giant Savings Extension' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211181110} (CrossriderApp0021810).

How do I remove Giant Savings Extension?

You can uninstall Giant Savings Extension 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 Extension, 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 Extension.
  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 Extension you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.16%
Windows XP 13.41%
Windows 10 11.59%
Windows Vista 8.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.46%
Windows 7 Professional 8.67%
Windows 8 7.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.48%
  United Kingdom 13.52%
  Germany 13.24%
  MA 12.11%
  France 10.14%
  Italy 9.58%
  Canada 6.76%
  TN 2.25%
  Netherlands 2.25%
  SN 0.56%
  Australia 0.56%
  LA 0.56%
  Belgium 0.28%
  Switzerland 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.68%
Acer 22.51%
Dell 18.61%
Toshiba 9.09%
ASUS 7.36%
Samsung 5.19%
Lenovo 3.03%
American Megatrends 2.16%
Intel 1.30%
Sahara 1.30%
Medion 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.27%
Acer Aspire X3950 1.52%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.52%
ASUSTeK K53SJ 1.52%

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

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Anonymousover a year ago
Do not install this unless you can handle annoying adverts popping up all over the place using text from website to link to savings it gets very annoying can make websites appear different and makes the web experiance very unplesent.
expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Giant Savings is a web browser plugin which the developers of this say that it helps save time and money while shopping online. Many users might find that this was installed on their web browsers without their consent and it's developers use deceptive methods to promote this app, most commonly this browser plugin gets installed together with some free downloaded software online. The add-on shows coupon ads when it's users visit Expedia and other affiliate merchants, Best Buy, Newegg and other online shopping sites.