84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove SavvyConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,269
United States Rank #12,395
Reach 0.0089%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.94 days
470.23 days >
Average installed length: 247.07 days


3.11.0003 1.14%
3.10.0025 0.57%
3.9.0002 26.29%
3.9.0000 3.43%
3.7.5001 18.86%
3.7.4889 0.57%
3.6.4889 11.43%
3.5.4822 10.29%
3.4.3402 16.57%
3.3.3401 6.29%
3.2.3398 1.14%
3.1.3394 1.71%
3.0.3388 0.57%
2.1.1005 1.14%

Other programs by Luth Research


What is SavvyConnect?  (from Luth Research)

Participate in market research simply by surfing the web with SavvyConnect®. Installing the application enrolls you in the SurveySavvy® behavioral research panel, which receives additional paid research opportunities. Furthermore, SavvyConnect® provides instant access to all of your study invitations. nstalling SavvyCo...  Read more


SavvyConnect is a program developed by Luth Research. The most used version is 3.9.0002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is SavvyConnectUI.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 8.75 MB (9,171,890 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 91% of users of SavvyConnect come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.LuthResearch.com
Help link: www.surveysavvy.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{21593B51-6838-41A1-A420-7283B4E02A33}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SavvyConnect

Program executable:SavvyConnectUI.exe
Name:SavvyConnect Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\bin\scui\SavvyConnectUI.exe
Additional files:
  • LuthIEPlugin.dll - Opt-in Research Participation Program (Browser add-on.)
  • SavvyConnectMenuWTL.exe - SavvyConnect Application
  • SavvyConnectUI.exe
  • SCUninstall.exe - SCUninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LuthIEPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SavvyConnect IE Extension' with the class of {E6C6EC35-C04A-42CD-A3A7-4F09FB0F1B76}.
Scheduled Task
  • SavvyConnectUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBE762EC-9C44-442D-A65E-3462E271763F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SavvyConnectUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SavvyConnectMenu' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\bin\scui\SavvyConnectUI.exe" -a.

How do I remove SavvyConnect?

You can uninstall SavvyConnect 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 SavvyConnect, 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 SavvyConnect.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SavvyConnect you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.14%
Windows 10 15.43%
Windows Vista 10.86%
Windows XP 8.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.05%
Windows 7 Professional 7.47%
Windows 8 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.51%
  Canada 1.82%
  United Kingdom 1.46%
  India 1.09%
  Costa Rica 0.36%
  Lithuania 0.36%
  DZ 0.36%
  Philippines 0.36%
  Argentina 0.36%
  Brazil 0.36%
  Hungary 0.36%
  Indonesia 0.36%
  Italy 0.36%
  Lebanon 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.59%
Dell 21.88%
Acer 16.41%
Toshiba 12.50%
Samsung 3.91%
Lenovo 2.34%
Sony 2.34%
Intel 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.24%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 1.69%
Gateway NE56R 1.69%

comments4 comments

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I Finally Removed SavvyConnectover a year ago
I had this same issue, despite not having ANY browsers open it told me to close all Chrome windows. What I did is go into the Install file and let it do it's thing until it brought up the Close All Chrome windows again. I let it close all windows and it actually did close them, (you know the ones that weren't open). Anyway, I went back to the Add/Remove programs and the uninstall actually worked this time. Hopefully, this will help some of you that no longer wish to be in SavvyConnect. I like the survey site, but that was BS!
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Complete waste of time (Thanx SavvyConnect!)over a year ago
I get the same for closing Google Chrome windows. Strangely, I only have FireFox open. I don't get it! And it's really starting to tick me off. Besides that I see NO difference between SurveySavvy and SavvyConnect at all.
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Frustrated personover a year ago
That is happening to me too!! SO FRUSTRATING!
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Create a display name (public)over a year ago
I have cleared all cookies/history, closed all internet explorer windows and still I can't get savvyconnect to uninstall from my 64bit vista premium computer! Keep getting a message to close all internet explorer windows. When I click OK, it still keeps popping up the same message! How do I get rid of this thing???