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Should I remove Trusted Saver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,268
United States Rank #9,672
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.98 days
618.93 days >
Average installed length: 325.20 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Trusted Saver

What is Trusted Saver?

Trusted Saver is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors. It also delivers pop-up advertisements and advertising banners on Amazon, Ebay, Walmart and other shopping websites. The software is built using the Crossrider web extension platform.


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). 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 primary executable is named Trusted Saver-enabler.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 7.31 MB (7,660,013 bytes). The installed file Trusted Saver-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Trusted Saver.
Trusted Saver-enabler.exe (4397ff55dff22f1622fb22d2aa260066) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.8972 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 22770 Crossrider (fs)
Trusted Saver-bho.dll (655f817f1833eea5152076bfe7625bed) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Crossrider (fs)
Trusted Saver-updater.exe (859723f089d61ae4cd6522b644d9058f) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic_r.GS
ESET-NOD32 8944 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
VIPRE Antivirus 22590 Crossrider (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Trusted Saver
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\trusted saver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Trusted Saver\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trusted Saver

Program executable:Trusted Saver-enabler.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Trusted Saver
Trusted Saver exe
Path:C:\Program Files\trusted saver\Trusted Saver-enabler.exe
Additional files:
  • Trusted Saver-bg.exe - Trusted Saver (Trusted Saver exe)
  • (Malware detected) Trusted Saver-bho.dll - Trusted Saver BHO
  • Trusted Saver-buttonutil.exe
  • Trusted Saver-buttonutil64.exe
  • Trusted Saver-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Trusted Saver-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Trusted Saver-enabler.exe
  • Trusted Saver-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Trusted Saver-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Trusted Saver Installer
  • Trusted Saver-buttonutil.dll
  • Trusted Saver-buttonutil64.dll
  • Trusted Saver-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Trusted Saver-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Trusted Saver' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311331132} (CrossriderApp0033332).
Scheduled Task
  • Trusted Saver-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_Trusted Saver-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Trusted Saver-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Trusted Saver-enabler.
  • Trusted Saver-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Trusted Saver-updater.
  • Trusted Saver-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Trusted Saver-firefoxinstaller.
  • Trusted Saver-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Trusted Saver-codedownloader.
  • Trusted Saver-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Trusted Saver-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove Trusted Saver?

You can uninstall Trusted Saver 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 Trusted Saver, 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 Trusted Saver.
  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 Trusted Saver you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.81%
Windows 10 18.97%
Windows XP 7.33%
Windows Vista 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.28%
Windows 8 10.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.49%
Windows 7 Professional 5.63%
Windows 8.1 3.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.23%
  Canada 0.26%
  Mexico 0.26%
  UA 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.24%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 13.53%
Acer 11.18%
ASUS 5.29%
Samsung 3.53%
American Megatrends 2.35%
Lenovo 1.18%
Gateway 1.18%
Compaq 1.18%
Alienware 0.59%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5030 2.08%


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