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Should I remove SaveShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,916
United States Rank #11,765
Reach 0.0790%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 215.93 days
1104.57 days >
Average installed length: 580.37 days

SaveShare 1.74

What is SaveShare?

SaveShare 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 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 1.47 MB (1,544,274 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SaveShare.
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)
SaveShare 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: saveasapp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\saveshare
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SaveShare\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\SaveShare"
Estimated size: 1.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SaveShare 1.74

Program module:sprotector.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\saveshare\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 SaveShare?

You can uninstall SaveShare 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 SaveShare 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 SaveShare.
  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) 71%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.67%
Windows XP 9.23%
Windows Vista 3.59%
Windows 10 0.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.07%
Windows 7 Professional 12.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.14%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.47%
  Brazil 6.36%
  Indonesia 5.81%
  MA 3.94%
  Saudi Arabia 3.63%
  Taiwan 3.03%
  Israel 2.91%
  Thailand 2.67%
  India 2.30%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Mexico 2.24%
  DZ 2.24%
  Turkey 2.24%
  Egypt 2.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.48%
Dell 21.34%
Acer 19.67%
ASUS 10.52%
Toshiba 6.49%
Samsung 4.42%
Lenovo 3.05%
Intel 2.26%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.96%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.52%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.42%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.20%

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