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Should I remove Video-Saver-1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.56 days
393.93 days >
Average installed length: 206.98 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is Video-Saver-1?

Video-Saver-1 is a malware 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.


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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 3.66 MB (3,840,372 bytes). Video-Saver-1-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
  • Starts automatically
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Video-Saver-1.
utils.exe (59e8ef44537aac8370829ed5fdd810be) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.B
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9121 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1117
Video-Saver-1-bho.dll (4c43e2b861ad20bd317afd2a80534aef) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.625573
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ag
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.625573
Bkav FE W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.625573 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9121 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.625573
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.625573
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10380 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10380 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.625573
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cnftcw
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RFFFH07KE13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23942 Crossrider (fs)
Video-Saver-1-firefoxinstaller.exe (36397ed943f693426cbf00ad727fdf7e) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.664729
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.664729
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.664729 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9371 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.664729
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.664729
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.11028 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.175.11028 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!36397ED943F6
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!36397ED943F6
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.664729
Sophos 4.97.0 Generic PUA AF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05KF13
VIPRE Antivirus 26060 Crossrider (fs)
Video-Saver-1-chromeinstaller.exe (9b25d0f470196fc6556603f68e66c501) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.30.00 Adware/Win32.Lyckriks
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AX
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10656 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
K7GW 9.174.10661 Trojan ( 0048e4111 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!9B25D0F47019
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!9B25D0F47019
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA NK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RFFFH07KF13
VIPRE Antivirus 24876 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 60 all detections
Video-Saver-1 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Video-Saver-1.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\video-saver-1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Video-Saver-1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 3.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Video-Saver-1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Video-Saver-1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\video-saver-1\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • Video-Saver-1-bg.exe - Video-Saver-1 (Video-Saver-1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Video-Saver-1-bho.dll - Video-Saver-1 BHO
  • Video-Saver-1-bho64.dll
  • Video-Saver-1-buttonutil.exe
  • Video-Saver-1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Video-Saver-1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Video-Saver-1-codedownloader.exe
  • Video-Saver-1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Video-Saver-1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • Video-Saver-1-updater.exe
  • 43610.crx
  • 43610.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Video-Saver-1-buttonutil.dll
  • Video-Saver-1-buttonutil64.dll
  • Video-Saver-1-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Video-Saver-1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Video-Saver-1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411361110} (CrossriderApp0043610).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Video-Saver-1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Video-Saver-1-updater.
  • Video-Saver-1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Video-Saver-1-firefoxinstaller.
  • Video-Saver-1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Video-Saver-1-enabler.
  • Video-Saver-1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Video-Saver-1-codedownloader.
  • Video-Saver-1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Video-Saver-1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove Video-Saver-1?

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Or, you can uninstall Video-Saver-1 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 Video-Saver-1, 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 Video-Saver-1.
  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 Video-Saver-1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 8%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.33%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Australia 12.50%
  Italy 12.50%
  United Arab Emirates 6.25%
  Belgium 6.25%
  Germany 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 16.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Sony 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Common models
LENOVO IDEACENTRE K230100... 16.67%
Sony SVE14118FXW 8.33%
Samsung 90X3A 8.33%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 8.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.33%
Dell OptiPlex 380 8.33%


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