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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,062
United States Rank #43,996
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 81.82 days
1168.56 days >
Average installed length: 613.99 days

SaveAs 1.66

What is SaveAs?

SaveAs is an adware program that is typically bundled with 3rd party software or installed via a browser exploit. It installs a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer in order to inject advertising as well as hijack links and existing web page ads.

About  (from Save As)

One feature of the plugin that may be enabled for you is displaying relevant coupons, deals, and special offers. When you visit a website of a merchant or affiliate store that participates in the coupon program, the plugin is designed to recognize the website to determine whether there are coupons, deals, or special of...  Read more


The main program executable is sprotector.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.58 MB (1,661,514 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SaveAs.
sprotector.dll (605ddc5f152cd5dc0c4276d70a62a7d0) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.Sprotector.A3
ESET-NOD32 7.8329 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
Sophos 4.89 Generic PUA IK
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_SPNR.0BC513
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_SPNR.0BC513
uninstall.exe (5cad4c7916d7e47dbdf05fc4a853e275) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8944 a variant of Win32/SProtector.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Hack.Huigezi.sd.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BDB127
Vba32 AntiVirus Backdoor.Hupigon
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: saveasapp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\saveas
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SaveAs\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\SaveAs"
Estimated size: 1.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SaveAs 1.66

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SProtector 1.66.1133
Path:C:\Program Files\saveas\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

How do I remove SaveAs?

You can uninstall SaveAs 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 SaveAs 1.66, 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 SaveAs.
  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) 70%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.27%
Windows XP 14.63%
Windows Vista 6.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.25%
Windows 7 Starter 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.47%
  India 8.99%
  Italy 8.99%
  Philippines 6.74%
  Brazil 4.49%
  Canada 4.49%
  Saudi Arabia 4.49%
  United Kingdom 3.37%
  Israel 3.37%
  MK 3.37%
  Netherlands 3.37%
  Turkey 3.37%
  Germany 2.25%
  Estonia 2.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 26.15%
Dell 18.46%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 6.15%
Samsung 3.08%
Toshiba 3.08%
Compaq 1.54%
Alienware 1.54%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
LENOVO 20042 2.94%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 2.94%
Sony VPCEH2JFX 1.47%
VIA KM400-8237 1.47%


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