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88% remove it12% keep it
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VersionDistribution 16.67% 33.33% 50.00%

Savings Shield

What is Savings Shield?

This is an adware web browser extension by Innovative Apps. From the TOS: "When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. 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. You also agree that the Plugin requires modern computer hardware and software and a minimum amount of resources; using this Plugin with insufficient resources may affect the performance of your computer."

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 Shield.
Savings Shield-bho.dll (5e8ae11c9a218fb30bf56eaa05bca158) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130731 Win32:Installer-M [Adw]
VIPRE Antivirus 19990 GamePlayLabs (v)
Savings Shield 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 shield
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Savings Shield\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Shield

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Savings Shield-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Savings Shield' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311291108} (CrossriderApp0032908).

How do I remove Savings Shield?

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

Win 10 50%
Win XP 17%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  United Kingdom 13.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Toshiba 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 23-d284 16.67%
Dell Dimension 5100 ... 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard p6620f 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 16.67%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 16.67%

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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