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Should I remove Savings Hero?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #40,701
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.50 days
398.14 days >
Average installed length: 209.19 days


VersionDistribution 42.86% 57.14%

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Savings Hero

What is Savings Hero?

When you install the plug-in, it also has a background process that will attempt to disabled other 'conflicting' extensions that might interfere with it, this includes other competing products as well as some security products (in the software's EULA, you actually agreed to this) "By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages".

Warning, this program is very aggressive adware. Not only does it hijack the user's browser and settings, it hijacks visited web sites by injecting its own advertising over the web sites ads including Adsense. Removing this program is suggested. In addition it has observed as adversely effecting PC performance when the loaded web browser is running.

About  (from 215 Apps)

The Plugin customizes and enhances your Internet browsing experience by allowing you, the end user, to assert more control over your viewing experience. The Plugin does this by providing various features, which may include search links, text links, video, product comparisons and reviews, coupons, graphics or banners,...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Savings Hero.
Savings Hero-bho.dll (a7ee33c3792272bc234951e0d1c796f5) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/IWantThis.Y
Comodo Security 16734 ApplicUnwnt
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.221 TROJ_GEN.F47V0804
VIPRE Antivirus 20306 Crossrider (fs)
Savings Hero 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: www.50onred.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\savings hero
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Savings Hero\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 4.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Hero

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Savings Hero-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Savings Hero' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211991107} (CrossriderApp0029907).

How do I remove Savings Hero?

You can uninstall Savings Hero 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 Hero, 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 Hero.
  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 Hero you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 29%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 10 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.29%
Windows 8 7.14%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8.1 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Acer 14.29%
Sony 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Dell 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
Sony VPCF136FM 7.14%
LENOVO 3414D4U 7.14%
INTEL DZ77GA 7.14%
HP-Pavilion BK424AA-ABA H... 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1013w 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.14%

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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