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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,866
United States Rank #22,529
Reach 0.0028%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.08 days
533.33 days >
Average installed length: 280.22 days


VersionDistribution 60.71% 17.86% 1.79% 19.64%

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Savings Explorer

What is Savings Explorer?

Savings Explorer by 215 Apps 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Savings Explorer.
Savings Explorer-bho.dll (5601945c614a6e1ee3e85304f1851174) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130708 Win32:Installer-M [Adw]
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 7.8943 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
G Data 13.11.22 Win32.Trojan.Agent.C06T08
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.9916 Riskware
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.189 TROJ_GEN.F47V0706
VIPRE Antivirus 22590 GamePlayLabs (v)
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

Displayed publisher: Innovative Apps
URL: savingsexplorer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\savings explorer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Savings Explorer\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Explorer

Program executable:Savings Explorer-helper.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\savings explorer\Savings Explorer-helper.exe
Additional files:
  • Savings Explorer.dll (by Innovative Apps) - Savings Explorer (Savings Explorer BHO)
  • Savings Explorer64.exe (by Innovative Apps) - Savings Explorer exe
  • Savings Explorer-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Savings Explorer-bho.dll
  • Savings Explorer-buttonutil.exe
  • Savings Explorer-buttonutil64.exe
  • Savings Explorer-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Savings Explorer Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Savings Explorer-bho.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).
  • 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) 68%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.64%
Windows 10 17.86%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 5.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.93%
Windows 8 8.93%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8.1 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.05%
  Germany 3.41%
  Canada 2.27%
  Belgium 1.14%
  United Kingdom 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Toshiba 17.31%
Acer 11.54%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 5.77%
Sony 3.85%
Samsung 1.92%
Intel 1.92%
Common models
Gateway DX4860 3.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 3.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.89%
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 1.89%
Dell Studio 1537 1.89%

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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