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Should I remove SavePass Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,352
United States Rank #10,881
Reach 0.0106%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.66 days
225.89 days >
Average installed length: 118.69 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

SavePass Smartbar

What is SavePass Smartbar?

From the EULA:
"The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; Communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Toolbar, and whether an updated version of the Toolbar is available; Monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."

About  (from Pinwid)

SavePass is a new and exciting way to get real savings from your favourite stores, restaurants, attractions, websites and travel destinations!
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SavePass Smartbar.
browserhelper.exe (62deb1c0d3fa76e1ed82262c4f35477a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3497 MalSign.Pindi
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0305
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 Adware.Linkury (fs)
savepass.exe (a1e91428c80e6ca65171cf1426319b98) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Pindi.8CC
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0305
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 Adware.Linkury (fs)
SavePass Smartbar 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: www.browse-search.com
Help link: pinwid.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5823C449-6868-4154-B496-21E40C5F09DA} /quiet
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SavePass Smartbar

Program executable:browserhelper.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • linmsl.exe - linmsl
  • 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
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • srpt.dll - srpt
  • srptc.dll - srptc
  • srptm.exe - srptm
  • system.data.sqlite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • alxbl.js
  • backpageremove.js
  • bg.js
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • defaultblocklist.js
  • documentevents.js
  • externaljs.js
  • fbimagepreview.js
  • fiddlercore.dll (by Telerik) - FiddlerCore
  • filters.js
  • firefoxextensionmain.js
  • generalbackbuttondetection.js
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • htmlagilitypack.dll (by Simon Mourier) - Html Agility Pack (Html Agility Pack - Release)
  • install.rdf
  • internaljs.js
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • jquery-1.5.1.min.js
  • jquery-1.9.0.min.js
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • manifest.json
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • netamsg.dll
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • options.js
  • pluginwrapper.js
  • popup.js
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • psd.sys (by Infineon Technologies AG) - Infineon Personal Secure Drive (PSD Device Driver)
  • publisherdefinitions.js
  • redirect.js
  • (Malware detected) savepass.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • sb.host.json
  • sbscse.dll - Windows SBS 2011 Standard Client Deployment SBSCSE
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.common.dll - Smartbar.Common
  • smartbar.communication.dll - TAWAG.Communication
  • smartbar.communication.namedpipe.dll - TAWAG.Communication.NamedPipe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • savepass.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\SavePass.exe startup.

How do I remove SavePass Smartbar?

You can uninstall SavePass Smartbar 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 SavePass Smartbar, 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 SavePass Smartbar.
  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 10 47%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 46.63%
Windows 7 44.71%
Windows Vista 5.29%
Windows XP 3.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.92%
Windows 8.1 26.09%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 8 7.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.37%
  Australia 0.32%
  Ireland 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.59%
Hewlett-Packard 32.70%
Acer 7.55%
ASUS 6.29%
Lenovo 5.66%
Toshiba 5.66%
Samsung 2.52%
Alienware 1.89%
Gateway 1.26%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.30%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.15%
Dell Inspiron 3537 2.36%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 2.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.36%
Dell Inspiron N5040 2.36%


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