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Should I remove TubeSaver-16?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,359
United States Rank #48,697
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 65.57 days
529.83 days >
Average installed length: 278.38 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is TubeSaver-16?

TubeSaver-16 is an adware web browser extension that will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together.

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab


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. The main program executable is utils.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 6.76 MB (7,088,354 bytes). TubeSaver-16-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TubeSaver-16.
utils.exe (476d9fcbe6bbbfefd5a07c9b63ddae61) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics.A
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TubeSaver-16-firefoxinstaller.exe (3e4f2e96a14933a6e9c67f3edb755605) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
Bkav FE W32.Clodb6f.Trojan.47c3
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!3E4F2E96A149
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3E4F2E96A149
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1105
VIPRE Antivirus 25164 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSaver-16-chromeinstaller.exe (8b2206b047e516b388c643f878f9d063) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10656 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
K7GW 9.174.10656 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!8B2206B047E5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8B2206B047E5
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 24832 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tubesaver-16
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TubeSaver-16\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 6.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TubeSaver-16

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\tubesaver-16\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • TubeSaver-16-bg.exe - TubeSaver-16 (TubeSaver-16 exe)
  • TubeSaver-16-bho.dll - TubeSaver-16 BHO
  • TubeSaver-16-bho64.dll
  • TubeSaver-16-buttonutil.exe
  • TubeSaver-16-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-16-chromeinstaller.exe
  • TubeSaver-16-codedownloader.exe
  • TubeSaver-16-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSaver-16-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • TubeSaver-16-updater.exe
  • TubeSaver-16-buttonutil.dll
  • TubeSaver-16-buttonutil64.dll
  • TubeSaver-16-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • TubeSaver-16-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSaver-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411156} (CrossriderApp0044156).
  • TubeSaver-16-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSaver-16' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411156} (CrossriderApp0044156).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TubeSaver-16-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-16-updater.
  • TubeSaver-16-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-16-firefoxinstaller.
  • TubeSaver-16-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-16-enabler.
  • TubeSaver-16-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-16-codedownloader.
  • TubeSaver-16-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSaver-16-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove TubeSaver-16?

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Or, you can uninstall TubeSaver-16 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TubeSaver-16, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 TubeSaver-16.
  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 TubeSaver-16 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.22%
Windows 10 26.67%
Windows XP 8.89%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.44%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.56%
Windows 8.1 15.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.89%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.10%
  Australia 10.34%
  Germany 10.34%
  Saudi Arabia 8.62%
  Austria 6.90%
  Colombia 5.17%
  Belgium 5.17%
  France 3.45%
  South Africa 1.72%
  Spain 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Italy 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.08%
ASUS 15.38%
Dell 12.82%
Hewlett-Packard 12.82%
Toshiba 10.26%
Lenovo 10.26%
Sony 5.13%
Samsung 2.56%
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