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Should I remove SafeSaver?

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 #6,338
United States Rank #12,192
Reach 0.0711%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 258.98 days
1089.66 days >
Average installed length: 572.53 days

SafeSaver 1.74

What is SafeSaver?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.


The primary executable is named sprotector.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.47 MB (1,544,274 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SafeSaver.
sprotector.dll (2e705785860f95358dc9aa6ed402198b) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130615 Win32:SProtector-A [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3468 Generic5
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.11
ESET-NOD32 7.8450 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
The Hacker Trojan/Sprotector
Trend Micro 10.465.15 ADW_SPROTECT
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.166 ADW_SPROTECT
VIPRE Antivirus 18716 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
uninstall.exe (b42ff5f0d5e1b6331b9243ca6c78656e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 NSIS:SProtector-B [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.11
ESET-NOD32 9190 Win32/SProtector.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24882 Sprotector (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safesaver
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SafeSaver\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\SafeSaver"
Estimated size: 1.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SafeSaver 1.74

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\safesaver\sprotector.dll
SProtector has been detected as 'malware' by multiple antivirus products. TrendMicro classifies it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1L8. ESET calls it a variant of Win32/SProtector.A. QuickHeal identifies SProtector.dll as Worm.SProtector.A3. Avast...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe
  • lpk.dll

How do I remove SafeSaver?

You can uninstall SafeSaver 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 SafeSaver 1.74, 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 SafeSaver.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.74%
Windows XP 10.49%
Windows Vista 3.78%
Windows 10 0.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.44%
Windows 7 Professional 12.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.19%
  Indonesia 5.78%
  Brazil 4.50%
  Taiwan 4.30%
  India 3.22%
  MA 3.09%
  Israel 2.75%
  Germany 2.42%
  Italy 2.35%
  Mexico 2.28%
  Thailand 2.22%
  DZ 2.22%
  Egypt 2.22%
  Saudi Arabia 2.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.76%
Acer 20.98%
Dell 17.92%
ASUS 8.42%
Toshiba 8.09%
Samsung 3.83%
Intel 2.95%
Lenovo 1.64%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.56%

Publisher URL: www.bettersoft.com


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