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Should I remove Instant Savings App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #38,086
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.01 days
295.36 days >
Average installed length: 155.19 days


VersionDistribution 12.00% 88.00%

Instant Savings App

What is Instant Savings App?

Instant Savings App from Red Online Marketing Group LP is an adware 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. 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. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- 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.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.

About  (from 215 Apps)

The sponsored links may sometimes appear as "in-text" advertising, which is a term we use for a feature of the Plugin that makes advertising links appear when you hover your cursor over certain words and phrases on a website you are visiting. We try to make the links relevant to these bits of text. (The website itself ...  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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Instant Savings App.
Instant Savings App-bho.dll (8e7f6ca9840454cb119ee63049bb3389) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9142 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Symantec 1/11/2014 rev. 7 Adware.Adpopup
VIPRE Antivirus 24092 Crossrider (fs)
Instant Savings App 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

Displayed publisher: Innovative Apps
URL: www.50onred.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\instant savings app
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Instant Savings App\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 5.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Instant Savings App

Program executable:Instant Savings App-bg.exe
Name:Instant Savings App
Instant Savings App exe
Path:C:\Program Files\instant savings app\Instant Savings App-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • Instant Savings App-bg.exe (by Innovative Apps) - Instant Savings App (Instant Savings App exe)
  • Instant Savings App-bho.dll (by Innovative Apps) - Instant Savings App BHO
  • Instant Savings App-bho64.dll
  • Instant Savings App-buttonutil.exe
  • Instant Savings App-buttonutil64.exe
  • Instant Savings App-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Instant Savings App Installer
  • Instant Savings App-buttonutil.dll
  • Instant Savings App-buttonutil64.dll
  • Instant Savings App-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Instant Savings App-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Instant Savings App' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011431151} (CrossriderApp0004351).
  • Instant Savings App-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Instant Savings App' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011431151} (CrossriderApp0004351).

How do I remove Instant Savings App?

You can uninstall Instant Savings App 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 Instant Savings App, 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 Instant Savings App.
  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 Instant Savings App you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 12%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.00%
Windows 10 44.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.00%
Windows 8 32.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.00%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8.1 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.10%
  Hong Kong 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Alienware 5.00%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 4.55%
Si P67A-C43 4.55%

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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