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Should I remove specialsavings?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,215
United States Rank #22,906
Reach 0.0232%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.62 days
313.17 days >
Average installed length: 164.55 days


VersionDistribution 2.40% 34.06% 3.28% 60.26%


What is specialsavings?

SpecialSavings is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is SpecialSavingsSinged.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 2.76 MB (2,899,267 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.specialsavings.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\specialsavings
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Uninstall Information\Ib\34\4019\ib_uninstall.exe" /PUninstall="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninsta
Estimated size: 2.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by specialsavings

Program module:SpecialSavingsSinged.dll
Name:SpecialSavings IE extention.
Path:C:\Program Files\SpecialSavings\SpecialSavingsSinged.dll
SpecialSavings is a web browser add-on is designed to compare products and prices while you browse the Internet. When you visit certain websites containing products or services, SpecialSavings will detect the product or service and...
Additional files:
  • SpecialSavingsSinged.dll - SpecialSavings IE extention.
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • PropertySync.exe - PropertySync
  • uninst.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpecialSavings' with the class of {938958E8-355C-49FF-92B0-53C1B87ACEA9}.
  • SpecialSavingsSinged.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpecialSavings' with the class of {74F475FA-6C75-43BD-AAB9-ECDA6184F600}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • SpecialSavingsSinged.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'ExtentionUI Class' with a class of {A69A551A-1AAE-4B67-8C2E-52F8B8A19504}.

How do I remove specialsavings?

You can uninstall specialsavings 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 specialsavings, 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 specialsavings.
  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 specialsavings you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.12%
Windows XP 13.32%
Windows 10 10.92%
Windows Vista 7.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.77% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 16.77%
  United States 16.77%
  Germany 15.07%
  France 7.01%
  Italy 4.46%
  MK 2.55%
  Saudi Arabia 2.34%
  Croatia 1.91%
  Russia 1.70%
  DZ 1.70%
  India 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Egypt 1.06%
  MA 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.58%
Acer 21.22%
Dell 16.19%
Toshiba 11.15%
ASUS 9.71%
Samsung 7.55%
Lenovo 1.80%
Medion 1.80%
Intel 1.44%
Sahara 1.44%
Sony 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.68%
Positivo Positivo MOBI... 3.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.07%
ASUSTeK X55A 2.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.45%


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