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Should I remove Savings Wizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,630
United States Rank #35,046
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.95 days
204.95 days >
Average installed length: 107.69 days


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Savings Wizard

What is Savings Wizard?

This software injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.

This program is also related to adware by the same company known as 215 Apps, Awesome Apps, Amazing Apps and others.

About  (from Smart Apps)

The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisem...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Savings Wizard.
SoftwareDetector.exe (978f45df5fc28f83f9fa82905757720e) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.SmartApps
AVG 2015.0.3497 Generic5
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.8812
ESET-NOD32 8.9701 a variant of Win32/AdWare.SmartApps.B
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!978F45DF5FC2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!978F45DF5FC2
VIPRE Antivirus 28430 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Savings Wizard 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

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Savings Wizard
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Savings Wizard\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Savings Wizard

Program executable:SoftwareDetector.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Savings Wizard\SoftwareDetector.exe
Additional files:
  • repair_data.json
  • (Malware detected) SoftwareDetector.exe
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Savings Wizard?

You can uninstall Savings Wizard 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 Wizard, 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 Wizard.
  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.

Win 10 42%
Win Vista 2%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.63%
Windows 10 42.15%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows XP 4.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.58%
Windows 8.1 22.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.26%
Windows 8 7.44%
Windows 7 Professional 5.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.83%
  France 19.82%
  Germany 18.02%
  Italy 12.61%
  United Kingdom 7.21%
  Australia 5.41%
  Canada 4.50%
  Spain 1.80%
  Iran 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 19.75%
Dell 12.35%
Toshiba 7.41%
Samsung 7.41%
ASUS 6.17%
Medion 3.70%
Lenovo 2.47%
Gateway 1.23%
Apple 1.23%
Alienware 1.23%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.83%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.89%
MSI MS-7816 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.89%
RS480_ AWRDACPI 1.89%


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