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Should I remove Vid-Saver Extension?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,180
United States Rank #18,806
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.08 days
444.86 days >
Average installed length: 233.74 days


VersionDistribution 3.70% 96.30%

Vid-Saver Extension

What is Vid-Saver Extension?

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 Extension is a web browser plugin that displays coupon deals and other advertisements when users visit various online shopping sites. When a user visits an online shopping site and the program has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert the user that other deals or prices exist, or in many cases just shows adverts. It injects ads and affiliate codes in product links directly by modifying web pages HTML content. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. This software is detected by various anti-malware programs that typically flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. It is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles. Warning, this program is very aggressive adware. 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. Removing this program is suggested. In addition it has observed as adversely effecting PC performance when the loaded web browser is running.

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.
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install 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 Extension.
Vid-Saver Extension-bg.exe (3a268727e0500346d33678a4ae6dd666) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.Af
ESET-NOD32 7.9145 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10446 Trojan
K7GW 13.174.10446 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5600.7280 Artemis!3A268727E050
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7280 Artemis!3A268727E050
Symantec 12/16/2013 rev. 2 Adware.BL
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.350 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JE13
VIPRE Antivirus 24128 Crossrider (fs)
Vid-Saver Extension.dll (3bec1ca066fb01a0e5a94c6aac3b6c36) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AZ
ESET-NOD32 9155 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
VIPRE Antivirus 24218 Crossrider (fs)
Vid-Saver Extension 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 extension
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vid-Saver Extension\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vid-Saver Extension

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Vid-Saver Extension.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vid-Saver Extension' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211181108} (CrossriderApp0021808).

How do I remove Vid-Saver Extension?

You can uninstall Vid-Saver Extension 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 Extension, 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 Extension.
  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 Extension you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 10 2%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.25%
Windows Vista 8.64%
Windows XP 8.64%
Windows 10 2.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.26%
Windows 7 Professional 9.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.64%
Windows 8 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.31%
  Germany 2.29%
  Brazil 1.53%
  United Kingdom 1.53%
  Vietnam 0.76%
  South Africa 0.76%
  France 0.76%
  Australia 0.76%
  Spain 0.76%
  Canada 0.76%
  Ireland 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.84%
Dell 25.37%
Acer 10.45%
Lenovo 8.96%
Samsung 7.46%
Toshiba 7.46%
ASUS 4.48%
Intel 1.49%
Alienware 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.41%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.70%
LENOVO 2958 2.70%
Samsung 700Z3C/700Z5C 2.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.70%

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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