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Should I remove Vid-Saver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,215
United States Rank #6,961
Reach 0.0490%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.57 days
1285.21 days >
Average installed length: 675.28 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 9.02% 5.60% 1.87% 0.73% 1.14% 3.01% 65.18% 0.10% 12.95% 0.31%

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What is Vid-Saver?

Vid-Saver is an advertising support video dowload utility that allows for downloading streaming files such as YouTube to the user's local hard drive for playback in the Vid-Saver player or other compatable players. Vid-Saver is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits. Vid-Saver is a ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web. Not only does it hijack the user's browser and settings, it hijacks visited web sites by injecting its own advertising over the web sites ads including Adsense. The software is built on the CrossRider cross-web browser application platform used to develope and distributed monitized browser extensions that inject coupon and price comparison ads.

About  (from 215 Apps)

With Vid-Saver, you can quickly download and save your favorite streaming videos for offline watching! Transfer videos to your mobile devices to watch on the go, or watch from your computer without the trouble of finding them again online. When you use the Plugin Service, we may collect information about the websites y...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • 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
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Vid-Saver.
Vid-Saver-bg.exe (6afced984121f841dd113cddebf409e8) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.8890 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.RC9H1EE
VIPRE Antivirus 22194 GamePlayLabs (v)
Vid-Saver.dll (03c84b048e0ce78b5bdc606a8430848a) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Avira AntiVir Adware/Vidsaver.A.6
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Bkav FE W32.Clodc32.Trojan.877d
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17581 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.GamePlayLabs.36
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9271 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Toolbar.Win32.CrossRider
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10794 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10794 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!03C84B048E0C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!03C84B048E0C
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/Vidsaver
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.RCBZ1LB
VIPRE Antivirus 25262 GamePlayLabs (v)
Vid-SaverGui.exe (c49de32944e96a0b11b42f861b00a020) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.590765
AVG SmartShopper.K
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.atQ
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.590765
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.590765 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9116 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.F
F-Prot W32/GamePlay.D.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.590765
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.590765
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10361 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.174.10361 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.590765
Sophos 4.95.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R006H0AI813
VIPRE Antivirus 23884 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (a84e99c8c3519b65b5cd3c8982ebf57d) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.Adqs
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.8133
ESET-NOD32 9277 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.B
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10807 Trojan ( 0048bcad1 )
K7GW 9.175.10807 Trojan ( 0048bcad1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.GamePlayLabs
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A84E99C8C351
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A84E99C8C351
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0817
VIPRE Antivirus 25304 GamePlayLabs (fs)
Vid-Saver.exe (148da8d10ce2ed90141f9010388af013) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.441736.2
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.469892
Comodo Security 16792 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.469892 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.469892
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.469892
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.469892
PC Tools Adware.Crossid!rem
Sophos 4.91.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1AF
VIPRE Antivirus 20670 GamePlayLabs (v)
ButtonUtil.dll (13d034d4f7bc47f0c58424ec50fea748) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Bkav FE W32.Clod7ea.Trojan.eb03
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!13D034D4F7BC
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!13D034D4F7BC
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 25314 GamePlayLabs (v)
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Vid-Saver 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: vid-saver.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vid-Saver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vid-Saver\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vid-Saver

Program executable:Vid-Saver-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Vid-Saver exe
Path:C:\Program Files\vid-saver\Vid-Saver-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Vid-Saver (Vid-Saver Installer)
  • (Malware detected) Vid-Saver.dll - Vid-Saver BHO
  • (Malware detected) Vid-Saver.exe - Vid-Saver exe
  • Vid-Saver-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Vid-SaverGui.exe
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Vid-Saver.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vid-Saver' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (CrossriderApp0003491).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1022.4 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3523107331%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.27283954%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.07947119%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Vid-Saver?

You can uninstall Vid-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 Vid-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 Vid-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 Vid-Saver you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.43%
Windows Vista 9.85%
Windows XP 6.54%
Windows 10 2.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.37%
Windows 7 Professional 5.85%
Windows 7 Starter 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.72%
  Australia 6.97%
  Netherlands 4.54%
  Canada 4.46%
  Italy 3.73%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  Spain 2.51%
  Germany 2.43%
  Sweden 2.35%
  France 2.35%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Belgium 1.54%
  India 1.30%
  Finland 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.92%
Dell 20.97%
Acer 16.59%
Toshiba 11.58%
ASUS 7.20%
Samsung 3.60%
Lenovo 2.03%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Medion 0.63%
Sahara 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.14%

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

comments2 comments

user comment
expert comment
Stacy (Expert)over a year ago
Amazing Apps who distributes this adware along with a ton others under the same brand using various names such as Amazing Apps, Friendly Apps, 215 Apps is designed for one purpose only and that is to hijack your web browser and cause you much pain.
expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
The Microsoft malware protection program detects this as adware: Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is an adware program that displays offers related to your web browsing habits. It can be downloaded from the program's website.