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Should I remove Savings Explorer?

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 #25,301
United States Rank #13,898
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.68 days
492.10 days >
Average installed length: 258.56 days


VersionDistribution 3.70% 1.48% 3.70% 62.22% 28.89%

Savings Explorer

What is Savings Explorer?

Savings Explorer by 50onRed installs a web browser plugin that displays coupon deals and other advertisements when users visit various online shopping sites. When a user visits an online shopping site and the program has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert the user that other deals or prices exist, or in many cases just shows adverts. It injects ads and affiliate codes in product links directly by modifying web pages HTML content. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. This software is detected by various anti-malware programs that typically flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. It is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles.

About  (from 215 Apps)

Using a coupon has never been easier! After you rollover the tag in the top right corner of your browser, find a coupon you want, and just click it once to apply it to your shopping cart. SavingsExplorer will let you know that you know that the coupon has been applied. After you install SavingsExplorer and start taking...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 Savings Explorer.
Savings Explorer.dll (c11bbd3b08746c1d1fe039eed5d240b7) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Comodo Security 16281 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver
ESET-NOD32 7.8349 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
Fortinet FortiGate 8/2/2013 Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2013-02-08_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 13.8.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.SuspectCrc
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.214 TROJ_GEN.F47V0120
VIPRE Antivirus 17898 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (d706aefb6729e22b22cca30909ef2c6a) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-C [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.ScrambleWrapper.AS
ESET-NOD32 8943 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.A
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Generic
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!D706AEFB6729
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D706AEFB6729
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.148A973C
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA EL
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 GamePlayLabs (fs)
Savings Explorer-bg.exe (7d007c3048cd42decee92340c620712f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod58e.Trojan.f17a
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!7D007C3048CD
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!7D007C3048CD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 25114 GamePlayLabs (v)
ButtonUtil.dll (4d6ac1d392fd3604a9e70d7033107224) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20121.3.0.76 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0403
VIPRE Antivirus 17898 GamePlayLabs (v)
       View all 29 all detections
Savings Explorer 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: savingsexplorer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\savings explorer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Savings Explorer\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Explorer

Program executable:Savings Explorer-bg.exe
Name:Savings Explorer
Savings Explorer exe
Path:C:\Program Files\savings explorer\Savings Explorer-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Savings Explorer.dll - Savings Explorer (Savings Explorer BHO)
  • Savings Explorer64.exe - Savings Explorer exe
  • (Malware detected) Savings Explorer-bg.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Savings Explorer Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Savings Explorer.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Savings Explorer' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211101158} (CrossriderApp0021058).

How do I remove Savings Explorer?

You can uninstall Savings Explorer 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 Explorer, 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 Explorer.
  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 Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.41%
Windows Vista 15.56%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows XP 5.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.07%
Windows 7 Professional 8.15%
Windows 8 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.44%
  Germany 3.15%
  United Kingdom 1.80%
  Iran 1.35%
  Saudi Arabia 0.90%
  Hong Kong 0.45%
  Australia 0.45%
  Mexico 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.45%
Dell 26.47%
Acer 12.75%
Toshiba 11.76%
ASUS 6.86%
Lenovo 2.94%
Gateway 2.94%
Sony 2.94%
Samsung 1.96%
Alienware 0.98%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.42%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.56%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 1.71%
Dell XPS M1530 1.71%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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Stanley89over a year ago
Savings Explorer is adware that displays advertisements on Dell, Amazon, Walmart and other online shops that you visit. These advertisements will be shown as a box containing various coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which are claiming to offer discount coupons to users to save money when shop online, however, Savings Explorer coupons is an adware program that will collect personal information to distribute advertisement. Remove this program as it is very bad!