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Should I remove video-saver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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What is video-saver?

Video Saver is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear. This program displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying over parts of such web page advertisements, banner or coupons that would not otherwise appear. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad ("About this Ad"). This adware component will also report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domain names the user visits so that it can update check for new offers and the placement of offers. It will also monitor and record the advertisements that appear on web pages as well as the ads the user clicks on.

What to be aware of while this adware is running:
- Displays advertisements in the browser, often for other PUPs
- Injects ads that would normally not appear
- Tracks Internet usages such as domains visited
- May modify standard web browser settings lowering overall security
- May update itself and install new versions without knowledge
- Usually installed with minimal or no consent through a 3rd party downloader


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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is video-saverE.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.48 MB (1,547,417 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in video-saver.
video-saverE.exe (4f7cc3fc2089550b9745124917dcef5a) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Application.Generic.634585
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Adware-BMV [PUP]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AJ
Bitdefender Application.Generic.634585
Comodo Security 18270 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.9797 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Application.Generic.634585
G Data 14.11.24 Application.Generic.634585
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.634585
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.F47V0508
video-saverLZU.exe (58f0068b208f2ec541fa2584f3e5de02) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Zusy.91730
Agnitum Outpost Trojan.Revizer!
Avira AntiVir TR/Zusy.91730.18
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic5.ATDB
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.BAJ
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Zusy.91730
Comodo Security 18575 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Zusy.91730 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9955 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Zusy.91730
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Zusy.91730
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.FindADeal
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12422 Adware ( 00498b741 )
K7GW 9.179.12422 Adware ( 00498b741 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!58F0068B208F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!58F0068B208F
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Zusy.91730
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Revizer.cwtqky
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.5c6
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Zusy.Szlo
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OET14
VIPRE Antivirus 30356 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
video-saverUe161.exe (ad2785a51db2c0c021b694e7432baf5e) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Generic.640583
AegisLab 1.5 Troj.W32.Gen
Agnitum Outpost PUA.AddLyrics!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BNS [PUP]
AVG Generic5.AYHC
Avira SPR/Tool.143872.12
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.bAK
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.640583
Comodo Security 20022 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AK
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.640583
G Data 24 Application.Generic.640583
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13943 Adware ( 004a07b21 )
K7GW 9.185.13943 Adware ( 004a07b21 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.heur
McAfee Artemis!AD2785A51DB2
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP.ch
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.640583
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.czqdks
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.a2b
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HN
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05K414
VIPRE Antivirus 34604 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 67 all detections
video-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

Displayed publisher: video-saver-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\video-saver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\video-saver\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by video-saver

Program executable:video-saverE.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\video-saver\video-saverE.exe
Additional files:
  • 161.crx
  • 161.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) video-saverE.exe
  • (Malware detected) video-saverLZU.exe
  • video-saverUe161.dll
  • (Malware detected) video-saverUe161.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • video-saverLZU.exe is scheduled as a task named 'video-saver Update' (runs daily at 18.31).
  • video-saverE.exe is scheduled as a task named 'video-saver_wd' (runs daily at 18.42).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • video-saverLZU.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named video-saver Update.
  • video-saverE.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named video-saver_wd.
  • video-saverUe161.exe runs as a service named 'Video-Saver' (video-saver) "Video-Saver".

How do I remove video-saver?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Australia 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%
  Italy 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C650D 33.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 33.33%
Acer AS5750 33.33%


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