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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 #20,168
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.25 days
509.01 days >
Average installed length: 267.45 days


VersionDistribution 0.47% 4.25% 28.30% 14.62% 52.36%

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Savings Wave

What is Savings Wave?

Innovative Apps' Savings Wave is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content. Removing Savings Wave is usually a good idea. Savings Wave has been known to have adverse effect on your web browser's and overall PC's performance and stability.

About  (from 215 Apps)

One feature of the plugin that may be enabled for you is displaying relevant coupons, deals, and special offers. When you visit a website of a merchant or affiliate store that participates in the coupon program, the plugin is designed to recognize the website to determine whether there are coupons, deals, or special of...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Savings Wave.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 5.76 MB (6,044,232 bytes).

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Savings Wave.
Savings Wave.dll (986119c76b8c7399052a74351a4509da) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131023 Win32:Installer-M [Adw]
ESET-NOD32 7.8866 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Symantec 10/23/2013 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 22026 GamePlayLabs (v)
Savings Wave-bho.dll (ba3b1a04a2174a1e4c3463e7df127858) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Installer-M [Adw]
VIPRE Antivirus 19278 GamePlayLabs (v)
Savings Wave 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 wave
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Savings Wave\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Wave

Program module:Savings Wave.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Savings Wave
Savings Wave BHO
Path:C:\Program Files\savings wave\Savings Wave.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Savings Wave.dll (by Innovative Apps) - Savings Wave (Savings Wave BHO)
  • Savings Wave64.exe (by Innovative Apps) - Savings Wave exe
  • Savings Wave-bg.exe
  • Savings Wave-bho.dll
  • Savings Wave-buttonutil.exe
  • Savings Wave-buttonutil64.exe
  • Savings Wave-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Savings Wave Installer
  • Savings Wave-buttonutil.dll
  • Savings Wave-buttonutil64.dll
  • Savings Wave-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Savings Wave-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Savings Wave' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111271165} (CrossriderApp0012765).
  • Savings Wave.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Savings Wave' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111271165} (CrossriderApp0012765).

How do I remove Savings Wave?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.85%
Windows 10 18.87%
Windows XP 15.09%
Windows Vista 5.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.85%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows 8 8.02%
Windows 8.1 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.08% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 48.08%
  France 26.44%
  Spain 20.19%
  United States 4.33%
  Sweden 0.48%
  United Kingdom 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.85%
Acer 17.52%
ASUS 13.14%
Samsung 11.68%
Dell 8.76%
Toshiba 7.30%
American Megatrends 3.65%
Sony 2.92%
Intel 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
Samsung RC530/RC730 3.13%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 3.13%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.34%

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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