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Should I remove SpecialSavings?

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 #15,686
United States Rank #14,032
Reach 0.0173%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.39 days
984.91 days >
Average installed length: 517.50 days


What is SpecialSavings?

SpecialSavings is an adware style application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

About  (from 215 Apps)

The Plugin is meant to be fun, but there are some features we want you to know about up front so that you don't get confused. For example, since we give you the Plugin for free, we have to display various types of ads to keep the lights on. The ads are delivered through your browser, and are not associated with a parti...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SpecialSavings.
SpecialSavingsSinged.dll (d8e638465254e844a0049ac9108fc483) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADSPY/SuperFish.A
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.1370CAA7!326159015
SpecialSavings 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

URL: www.50onred.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpecialSavings
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SpecialSavings\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 8.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpecialSavings

Program module:SpecialSavingsSinged.dll
Name:SpecialSavings IE extention.
Path:C:\Program Files\SpecialSavings\SpecialSavingsSinged.dll
SpecialSavings is a web browser add-on is designed to compare products and prices while you browse the Internet. When you visit certain websites containing products or services, SpecialSavings will detect the product or service and...
Additional files:
  • SpecialSavingsSinged.dll - SpecialSavings IE extention.
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • SpecialSavings.dll - TestPlugin
  • SpicIE.dll - SpicIE Core Framework
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SpecialSavingsSinged.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpecialSavings' with the class of {74F475FA-6C75-43BD-AAB9-ECDA6184F600}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • SpecialSavingsSinged.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'ExtentionUI Class' with a class of {A69A551A-1AAE-4B67-8C2E-52F8B8A19504}.

How do I remove SpecialSavings?

You can uninstall SpecialSavings 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 SpecialSavings, 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 SpecialSavings.
  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 SpecialSavings you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.37%
Windows Vista 12.32%
Windows XP 8.80%
Windows 10 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.85%
Windows 7 Professional 5.90%
Windows 7 Starter 1.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.95%
  Germany 17.84%
  France 6.34%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Australia 3.05%
  Brazil 2.82%
  Taiwan 2.11%
  Israel 1.41%
  Iran 1.41%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Austria 0.94%
  RS 0.70%
  Croatia 0.70%
  Czech Republic 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.21%
Dell 19.71%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 9.13%
Toshiba 5.77%
Medion 4.33%
Samsung 3.37%
Intel 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.79%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.74%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.05%

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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