84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Start Savin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,872
United States Rank #12,020
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.54 days
133.92 days >
Average installed length: 70.36 days


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Start Savin

What is Start Savin?

Start Savin (developed and distributed by International Web Services/ 50onRed) is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.


The main program executable is SoftwareDetector.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,104,084 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Start Savin.
SoftwareDetector.exe (d277bec3154e086ecfaba5f32c3f1ef0) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3497 Generic5
ByteHero BDV 4.22.2014.10 Trojan.Malware.Obscu.Gen.006
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.111
ESET-NOD32 8.9574 a variant of Win32/AdWare.SmartApps.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.ctuoah
Sophos 4.98 Deal Slider
Start Savin 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\Start Savin
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Start Savin\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Start Savin

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

How do I remove Start Savin?

You can uninstall Start Savin 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 Start Savin, 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 Start Savin.
  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) 52%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.54%
Windows 10 36.36%
Windows XP 5.56%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.04%
Windows 8.1 18.78%
Windows 8 16.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.28%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  Iran 0.70%
  BD 0.35%
  Philippines 0.35%
  Qatar 0.35%
  Saudi Arabia 0.35%
  SY 0.35%
  South Africa 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.67%
Dell 21.02%
Acer 12.10%
Toshiba 12.10%
ASUS 8.92%
Lenovo 3.18%
Samsung 3.18%
Alienware 1.27%
Gateway 1.27%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
Hewlett-Packard 700-074 2.48%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.65%

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yosemite53over a year ago
I have "Start Savin" on my PC, & am trying to uninstall it. I installed your program, clicked "remove It". I clicked "Refresh" at the bottom of the program, & it comes back up showing "Start Savin" is still on my PC. I have gone to "Add/Remove" programs, & it is showing that it is still on my PC. It want allow me to remove it there either. What is the permanent & complete way to remove & uninstall "Start Savin"?