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Should I remove Shop and Save Up?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,632
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.44 days
71.85 days >
Average installed length: 37.75 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Shop and Save Up

What is Shop and Save Up?

Shop and Save Up is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.

Ads can be from PCP hijacked engines with very low relevance and can serve up malware, adware or other PUP. In addition the components will track your web browser history and actions and report back to a command and control server.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 651 files and is usually about 10.18 MB (10,670,709 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Shop and Save Up.
utils.exe (f872596129da13064fa52305e10f65dc) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Gen:Application.Parj.1
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.02 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Arcabit Application.Parj.1
avast! 2014.9-150816 NSIS:Crossrider-ES [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Crossrider
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen7
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.CF
Bitdefender Gen:Application.Parj.1
Cyren W32/Application.IFMS-5863
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader14.10941
ESET-NOD32 9.11877 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.CM potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Gen:Application.Parj.1
G Data 15.8.25 Gen:Application.Parj
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16434 Adware
K7GW 13.205.16434 Adware ( 004b98a11 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.CrossRider
Malwarebytes v2015.08.16.06 PUP.Optional.ShopAndSave.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!F872596129DA
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.tc
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Application.Parj.1
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.CrossRider.dsxfkx
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM20.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.18C743FB!415712251
SUPERAntiSpyware 9687 PUP.CrossRider/Variant
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.16 TROJ_GEN.R08NC0OFN15
VIPRE Antivirus 41642 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Trojan.BlackGen.Win32.11
       View all 31 all detections
Shop and Save Up 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: InstallMonetizer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shop and save up
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Shop and Save Up\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 10.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shop and Save Up

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Shop and Save Up
Shop and Save Up Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\shop and save up\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • 031f6e67-8012-41b3-8a6b-a795e4e43886-10.exe (by InstallMonetizer) - Shop and Save Up (Shop and Save Up exe)
  • 031f6e67-8012-41b3-8a6b-a795e4e43886-11.exe (by InstallMonetizer)
  • 031f6e67-8012-41b3-8a6b-a795e4e43886-1-6.exe
  • 031f6e67-8012-41b3-8a6b-a795e4e43886-1-7.exe
  • 031f6e67-8012-41b3-8a6b-a795e4e43886-5.exe
  • 107fca8d-8e30-49e1-bea7-16850271b01f-10.exe
  • 107fca8d-8e30-49e1-bea7-16850271b01f-11.exe
  • 107fca8d-8e30-49e1-bea7-16850271b01f-1-7.exe
  • 15254e81-ceba-40d7-8631-a97228a58243-10.exe
  • 15254e81-ceba-40d7-8631-a97228a58243-11.exe
  • 15254e81-ceba-40d7-8631-a97228a58243-1-7.exe
  • 15254e81-ceba-40d7-8631-a97228a58243-5.exe
  • 17538452-94ba-4ea0-a766-0a12d35ea048-10.exe
  • 17538452-94ba-4ea0-a766-0a12d35ea048-11.exe
  • 17538452-94ba-4ea0-a766-0a12d35ea048-1-6.exe
  • 17538452-94ba-4ea0-a766-0a12d35ea048-1-7.exe
  • 17538452-94ba-4ea0-a766-0a12d35ea048-4.exe
  • 17538452-94ba-4ea0-a766-0a12d35ea048-5.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-10.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-11.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-1-6.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-1-7.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-5.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-6.exe
  • 1d6aba4c-5419-4f7c-ae6f-ffc6362d6d93-64.exe
  • 1e1887e1-aef6-4e67-838e-17dfea006c8f-10.exe
  • 1e1887e1-aef6-4e67-838e-17dfea006c8f-11.exe
  • 1e1887e1-aef6-4e67-838e-17dfea006c8f-1-7.exe
  • 1e1f49db-a727-436e-b4a1-37434eda0f32-10.exe
  • 1e1f49db-a727-436e-b4a1-37434eda0f32-11.exe
  • 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-10.exe
  • 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-1-6.exe
  • 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-1-7.exe
  • 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-4.exe
  • 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-5.exe
  • 20a5fd97-c040-432a-92ac-c1f6ddc45845-1-6.exe
  • 20a5fd97-c040-432a-92ac-c1f6ddc45845-1-7.exe
  • 20a5fd97-c040-432a-92ac-c1f6ddc45845-5.exe
  • 20a5fd97-c040-432a-92ac-c1f6ddc45845-6.exe
  • 24227770-66e3-4ef4-8b26-3d94bf6056f3-10.exe
  • 24227770-66e3-4ef4-8b26-3d94bf6056f3-11.exe
  • 24227770-66e3-4ef4-8b26-3d94bf6056f3-13.exe
  • 24227770-66e3-4ef4-8b26-3d94bf6056f3-1-6.exe
  • 24f18603-8dce-439c-9759-6b808557964c-10.exe
  • 24f18603-8dce-439c-9759-6b808557964c-1-6.exe
  • 24f18603-8dce-439c-9759-6b808557964c-1-7.exe
  • 24f18603-8dce-439c-9759-6b808557964c-4.exe
  • 24f18603-8dce-439c-9759-6b808557964c-5.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-10.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-11.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-1-6.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-1-7.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-4.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-5.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-6.exe
  • 29bda32e-bfb8-4fc4-a362-64fd6a150279-64.exe
  • 2a8a9598-d304-4c75-ab16-9ee69d56b03e-4.exe
  • 2a8a9598-d304-4c75-ab16-9ee69d56b03e-5.exe
  • 2ead6ce0-a57d-4788-bd5d-9936ff166a34-10.exe
  • 2ead6ce0-a57d-4788-bd5d-9936ff166a34-1-7.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • cfe97967-d91c-4f9e-b66d-b19293c46c3c-1-6.exe is scheduled as a task named 'cfe97967-d91c-4f9e-b66d-b19293c46c3c-1-6'.
  • f6e9ae87-5ccd-4e52-958a-dccaadd641f8-1-6.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_f6e9ae87-5ccd-4e52-958a-dccaadd641f8-14'.
  • f6e9ae87-5ccd-4e52-958a-dccaadd641f8-10.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_f6e9ae87-5ccd-4e52-958a-dccaadd641f8-10_user'.
365 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • cfe97967-d91c-4f9e-b66d-b19293c46c3c-1-6.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named cfe97967-d91c-4f9e-b66d-b19293c46c3c-1-6.
  • 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-1-7.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1f8fdff3-ba86-40f4-a012-a61ff631e986-7.
  • 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-11.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-11.
  • 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-10.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-10_user.
  • 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-1-7.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-1-7.
  • 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-1-6.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2f282854-552d-42c5-89c0-12f1fab6979e-1-6.
  • Plus 359 more

How do I remove Shop and Save Up?

You can uninstall Shop and Save Up 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 Shop and Save Up, 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 Shop and Save Up.
  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 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8.1 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.84%
Windows 10 38.92%
Windows XP 3.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.35%
Windows 7 Professional 12.43%
Windows 10 Pro 10.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.11%
Windows 10 Home 5.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.47% of installs come from Romania
Which countries install it?
  Romania 8.47%
  United States 6.88%
  Brazil 6.35%
  Mexico 5.82%
  Russia 4.76%
  Argentina 4.23%
  Indonesia 4.23%
  Saudi Arabia 4.23%
  Chile 3.17%
  Philippines 3.17%
  France 2.65%
  Vietnam 2.65%
  Germany 2.12%
  Egypt 2.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.10%
Dell 21.50%
Hewlett-Packard 19.63%
ASUS 12.15%
Lenovo 8.41%
Toshiba 3.74%
Samsung 1.87%
Sony 1.87%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.48%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.61%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.61%
LENOVO 20369 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 3542 1.74%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.74%


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