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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,943
United States Rank #36,576
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.08 days
179.29 days >
Average installed length: 94.20 days


v1.01 100.00%

Savings Bull

What is Savings Bull?

Savings Bull is an adware extension that plugs into the user's web browser for IE, Chrome and Firefox and will display additional advertisements in search engines such as Bing and Google. It installs itself as a browser extension/toolbar and runs as a background process. Once installed, it displays ads by injecting new ads in search as well as various web pages that use 3rd party advertising and replaces these ads with its own. It also constantly will display pop-up ads when the user is doing various activities such as watching a video or viewing a specific shopping web site.

It adds 2 browser extension files:

These run as Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) within the Internet Explorer web browser and are used to inject advertisements in it including banner ads and contextual text links based on the content and URL of the visited page. Some banner ads will display 'Ads by SavingsBull' on the bottom.

About  (from Adpeak)

Savings Bull collects advertising revenue from users as they use our application by inserting non-intrusive advertising into pages while browsing. That it may invade your computer privacy issue. Savings Bull is categorized as potentially unwanted program namely adware. The main purpose of this software is to promote ad...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Savings Bull.
IEOptimizer64.dll (adef28c00c39962d8d10529290b5af43) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140304 Win32:BHO-ALX [Trj]
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.153
Savings Bull 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

Displayed publisher: Savings Bull
URL: www.savingsbull.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\savingsbull
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SavingsBull\uninstaller.exe -source="662DEFF8-E917-4FEE-B291-B114D1EDB6F7" -remove="9B65F9A3-9D24-452A-B6EF-1457D65E4259 6DDE8071-E4B
Estimated size: 2.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Bull

Program module:IEOptimizer.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\savingsbull\IEOptimizer.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe
  • background.js
  • bootstrap.js
  • ff_addon_runner.js
  • ff_addonkit_page-mod.js
  • ff_addonkit_private-browsing.js
  • ff_addonkit_request.js
  • ff_addonkit_windows.js
  • ff_base_api-utils.js
  • ff_base_base64.js
  • ff_base_byte-streams.js
  • ff_base_collection.js
  • ff_base_content.js
  • ff_base_cortex.js
  • ff_base_cuddlefish.js
  • ff_base_deprecate.js
  • ff_base_environment.js
  • ff_base_errors.js
  • ff_base_events.js
  • ff_base_file.js
  • ff_base_functional.js
  • ff_base_globals.js
  • ff_base_heritage.js
  • ff_base_hidden-frame.js
  • ff_base_light-traits.js
  • ff_base_list.js
  • ff_base_loader.js
  • ff_base_match-pattern.js
  • ff_base_memory.js
  • ff_base_namespace.js
  • ff_base_observer-service.js
  • ff_base_plain-text-console.js
  • ff_base_preferences-service.js
  • ff_base_promise.js
  • ff_base_querystring.js
  • ff_base_runtime.js
  • ff_base_sandbox.js
  • ff_base_self.js
  • ff_base_system.js
  • ff_base_text-streams.js
  • ff_base_timer.js
  • ff_base_traceback.js
  • ff_base_traits.js
  • ff_base_unload.js
  • ff_base_url.js
  • IEOptimizer.dll
  • (Malware detected) IEOptimizer64.dll
  • manifest.json
  • marcopolo.js
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML
  • SendJson.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • IEOptimizer.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IEOptimizer' with the class of {10AD2C61-0898-4348-8600-14A342F22AC3}.

How do I remove Savings Bull?

You can uninstall Savings Bull 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 Savings Bull, 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 Savings Bull.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Savings Bull you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.44%
Windows 10 25.89%
Windows XP 6.60%
Windows Vista 5.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.74%
Windows 8 7.61%
Windows 8.1 7.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.54% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 38.54%
  United States 15.10%
  Canada 14.58%
  United Kingdom 9.90%
  France 7.81%
  Germany 6.77%
  Australia 6.25%
  Iran 0.52%
  Italy 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.58%
Dell 19.01%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Samsung 9.09%
Toshiba 5.79%
ASUS 4.96%
Lenovo 3.31%
Medion 1.65%
Sony 1.65%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 2.59%
Positivo MOBILE 2.59%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.59%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 2.59%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.72%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 1.72%


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