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Should I remove Lucky Savings Widget?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,104
United States Rank #15,213
Reach 0.0059%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.89 days
704.64 days >
Average installed length: 370.24 days


VersionDistribution 58.97% 6.84% 0.85% 1.71% 5.13% 0.85% 3.42% 12.82% 2.56% 6.84%

Lucky Savings Widget

What is Lucky Savings Widget?

Lucky Savings Widget is an ad-ware application that installs the Linkury Smartbar. It displays advertising and is designed to run when Windows boots up. In addition it integrates with the various social networks including Facebook and Twitter in order to provide sharing features.

What the Smartbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.
- Adds, removes or modifies components interacting with search input fields.

About  (from Linkury)

Lucky Savings helps shoppers find coupons. Without Lucky Savings you have to go to a coupon site, or open an e-mail and copy and paste a code. With Lucky Savings, you don't go anywhere to find savings, and we apply coupons for you with a single click.

When you use the Plugin Service, we may collect information ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lucky Savings Widget.
luckysave.exe (4b44beb6d4e29849663fffbc0cec48cf) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3582 AdInject.Resoft
Dr.Web Adware.Linkury.1
ESET-NOD32 8.8866 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!4B44BEB6D4E2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Artemis!4B44BEB6D4E2
VIPRE Antivirus 22026 Adware.Linkury (fs)
Lucky Savings Widget 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: lucky-savings.com/privacy.php
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8CB1B000-48A5-4CE7-A2BA-56FB5F3B3918}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lucky Savings Widget

Program executable:luckysave.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll (by Microsoft) - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.multimedia.loader.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Multimedia.Loader
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.eventmanager.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.base.dll - Client (Plugins)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll - ChromeRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.defaultbrowser.dll - DefaultBrowser
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll - FireFoxRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.sharemanagerlocalplugin.dll - SearchResultsLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.personalization.businesslogic.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessLogic
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll - NotepadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll - ScreenCapturePlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.uninstallproductsplugin.dll - UninstallProductsPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.weatherplugin.dll - WeatherPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.youtubedownloadplugin.dll - YoutubeDownloadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.personalizationsettingsmanager.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Settings.PersonalizationSettingsManager
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.usersettingsmanager.dll - UserSettingsManager
  • smartbar.resources.automaticupdates.dll - Smartbar.Resources.AutomaticUpdates
  • smartbar.resources.browserhelperutils.dll - Smartbar.Resources.BrowserHelperUtils
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.processdownmonitor.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProcessDownMonitor
  • smartbar.resources.productsremovallibary.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalLibary
  • smartbar.resources.productuninstaller.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductUninstaller
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettings.dll - SetBrowsersDefinitions
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettingsautoupdater.dll (by Smartbar) - Smartbar.Resources.SetBrowsersSettingsAutoUpdater
  • smartbar.resources.sidebyside.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SideBySide
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbar.resources.urlhistorysupplier.dll - Smartbar.Resources.UrlHistorySupplier
  • smartbar.resources.utilities.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Utilities
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_16.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_17.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Lucky Savings Widget
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • luckysave.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\Luckysave.exe startup.

How do I remove Lucky Savings Widget?

You can uninstall Lucky Savings Widget 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 Lucky Savings Widget, 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 Lucky Savings Widget.
  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.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.94%
Windows 10 17.09%
Windows Vista 11.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.34%
Windows 8 9.48%
Windows 7 Professional 7.76%
Windows 8.1 5.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.58%
  United Kingdom 6.28%
  Hong Kong 0.52%
  Brazil 0.52%
  DZ 0.52%
  Iran 0.52%
  Canada 0.52%
  Egypt 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.45%
Dell 18.87%
Toshiba 10.38%
ASUS 9.43%
Acer 8.49%
Lenovo 4.72%
Sony 2.83%
Samsung 0.94%
Gateway 0.94%
MSI 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.64%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.73%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.73%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1010 1.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 1.82%


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