Safe Saver

Safe Saver Description

PC health researchers have observed reports of an annoying Internet browser add-on named Safersaver, which may be installed on most widely used Internet browsers (including Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox). Safersaver is one of the many questionable Internet browser extensions that are used to generate revenue at the expense of PC users. Safersaver is not threatening, but Safersaver may cause a large number of annoying issues on affected PCs. Safersaver also may be associated with other issues such as pop-up messages and unwanted toolbars.

PC users affected by Safersaver have reported that their Internet browser becomes very hard to use due to a constant stream of annoying advertisements, pop-up messages and suggestions to download questionable files. One other problem related to Safersaver is that this Internet browser add-on may be hard to remove. Removing Safersaver may involve the use of manual methods and a reliable security application.

What Makes Safersaver be Considered as a PUP

Malware researchers consider Safersaver a Potentially Unwanted Program. These types of programs are not considered threatening, but may cause numerous issues or have various characteristics that are more usually associated with threats than with legitimate software. There are many types of PUPs, including adware, spyware or the so-called bloatware. PUPs are programs that do not provide any kind of useful service and may be designed to generate revenue from the computer user without providing anything in return.

One problem that is typical of PUPs is that, although themselves not threatening, they may be associated with threatening software. There are certain threat infections designed to install Safersaver and other PUPs. These may then make it quite hard for the computer user to remove PUPs from their PC. The reason for these types of strategies is that PUPs may provide an easy way for third parties to make money from their threats attacks and from infecting computers.

Safersaver may be Used to Generate Revenue from PC Users

One of the main issues associated with Safersaver is that Safersaver makes numerous changes to affected Internet browsers. These changes are designed to generate revenue on the affected PC. The way Safersaver may make money is through advertising revenue. There are various ways in which Safersaver may do this. Safersaver may try to lead PC users to visit Web pages containing advertisements repeatedly. Safersaver also may insert advertisements on Web pages viewed on the affected Internet browser.

Safersaver may make changes to the affected Internet browser that ensure that PC users are forced to view certain sponsored Web pages and advertisements repeatedly, as soon as the affected Internet browser starts up. Safersaver also may be involved in market research, keeping track of PC users' online activities, search histories and other marketable data. Safersaver may use this data to deliver certain advertisements to the affected Internet browser, or relay it to a third party for sale to other marketers.

Dealing with Safersaver and Other PUPs

Safersaver should be removed immediately from affected Internet browsers. Although most Internet browser extensions are removed using the Internet browser's extensions manager, PUPs may interfere with these features or may be designed to prevent PC users from removing them in this manner. In most cases, removing Safersaver and similar PUPs may require uninstalling them using the Windows Control Panel 'Add and Remove Programs' or a similar feature. Once Safersaver has been uninstalled, it may be necessary to undo any unwanted changes made by Safersaver to the affected Internet browser's settings, such as restoring your default home page and search engine manually. Finally, malware researchers recommend the use of a reliable anti-virus application to ensure that no threats associated with Safersaver have entered the affected PC.

Aliases: a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H [ESET-NOD32], a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I [ESET-NOD32], a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J [ESET-NOD32], Artemis!780958166D99 [McAfee], Artemis!F75B89C57D58 [McAfee], Crossrider (fs) [VIPRE], Generic_r.GS [AVG], probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I [ESET-NOD32], Riskware [K7AntiVirus], TROJ_GEN.F47V0925 [TrendMicro-HouseCall], TROJ_GEN.F47V1015 [TrendMicro-HouseCall] and Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud) [Kingsoft].

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  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Safe Saver creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\Safe Saver\Safe Saver-codedownloader.exe 478,568 ed4d6b9412cefdb13c7d05c7cd32eddd 803
2 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe Saver\Safe Saver-chromeinstaller.exe 464,232 86e74f9f3e742f1d7cb2b776c98d6fb0 724
3 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe Saver\Safe Saver-updater.exe 364,392 9d74a2dd342ed0df85eb50af43737cca 710
4 %PROGRAMFILES%\Safe Saver\Safe Saver-firefoxinstaller.exe 725,352 0767b0d339b36bceaff7490b5febcab4 557
5 %PROGRAMFILES%\Safe Saver\Safe Saver-enabler.exe 345,960 f1dc13b88a159a77f7c1081a06cd8342 444
6 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\safe saver\safe saver-bg.exe 898,408 f6f0d4b88c9bc35d5424de4977fb806f 244
7 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe Saver\Uninstall.exe 120,168 ed421b6c602225c31dcfac61a7381c08 139
8 %PROGRAMFILES%\Safe Saver\Safe Saver-bho.dll 750,952 eab52450ba8469a61bef37c0ec0b34dd 101
9 %TEMP%\is1852162411\safe-saver.exe 4,936,984 a9198d21f5dacafa274b14dca257ea12 72
10 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe-Saver App\Safe-Saver App-enabler.exe 348,520 94e89d6f36bda940c0ed106072dacc20 2
11 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe-Saver App\Safe-Saver App-firefoxinstaller.exe 891,240 b843e61005fbd81f1aa9c14d489ba15b 2
12 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe-Saver App\Safe-Saver App-updater.exe 358,760 9d5c3a5275b31cfdde7fcb7ebd65c4d0 2
13 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe-Saver Generic\Safe-Saver Generic-enabler.exe 345,960 1c8a607404c53127cea0219c05037b80 2
14 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe-Saver Generic\Safe-Saver Generic-firefoxinstaller.exe 725,352 57943334cf81f3fe0959101d904633eb 2
15 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe-Saver Generic\Safe-Saver Generic-updater.exe 364,392 9c122de35a491f00c4615be581b04738 2
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Registry Details

Safe Saver creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: Safe-Saver Generic-bg.exe
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Safe-Saver Generic
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{459aa3cf-13e8-4689-96c3-2fc5daa0660f}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{b92280a8-ca3f-4f4c-a144-6b65b7f118c4}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{ec7310bd-0746-4544-9447-f13b79929c18}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311391186}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311391186}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{50f8a9d0-e033-49e5-8208-c7994f396162}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{750d0e2c-fbdb-46fa-b1d4-bac41d2ec6fd}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{b92280a8-ca3f-4f4c-a144-6b65b7f118c4}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{ec7310bd-0746-4544-9447-f13b79929c18}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: Safe-Saver Generic-bg.exe
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Safe-Saver Generic
Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\Safe Saver
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Crossrider\onBeforeNavigate, value: 33986
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Crossrider\onRequest, value: 33986
Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\windows_ie_ac_001\Software\Safe-Saver App
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Safe-Saver App
Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\windows_ie_ac_001\Software\Safe-Saver App
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{0312b94b-64d7-4c7f-b9e0-655433f680ef}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{2BF368B4-F66D-459D-8AC1-4DE6C199569}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{2D49E934-3559-471F-ADB9-66F586144D73}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{A33445DC-D4E5-44C3-AE28-D6AB4CCDD44C}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{edcc3289-cb95-483e-a933-9e5378cdfb80}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F808742B-E236-453B-A05D-4B43DE3E94FF}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{0312b94b-64d7-4c7f-b9e0-655433f680ef}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{354e33cb-c492-4da6-9962-723814146918}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{7134e9ea-9cca-4fca-a1f0-a2912b0accdc}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8280c7d0-0f49-4231-97f5-e20c34422eec}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Safe-Saver App
SOFTWARE\Safe-Saver App
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9E2F489B-8C31-ECB0-1462-656F1DDDA1A2}
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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