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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Savings Bull

Command or file name:sample.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


Savings Bull intrusion method

Savings Bull

Savings Bull installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Savings Bull). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Savings Bull copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is sample.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Savings Bull and value sample.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name sample.dll or Savings Bull. Also, it can create folder with name Savings Bull under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Savings Bull, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Savings Bull from your browsers below.


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How to remove Savings Bull manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Savings Bull, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Savings Bull.

To get rid of Savings Bull, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • levelqualitywatcher32.exe
  • levelqualitywatcher64.exe
  • Installbat.dll
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.xml
  • netfilter.sys
  • nfapi.dll
  • nfregdrv.exe
  • ProtocolFilters.dll
  • sample.dll
  • SavingsbullFilterService.exe
  • SvcConfig.exe
  • SvcControl.exe
  • 68553.msi
  • netfilter.sys
  • InstallFilter32.msi

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Savings Bull Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • C:\Program Files\Savings Bull
  • C:\Program Files\SavingsBullFilter

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Savings Bull
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SavingsbullFilterService
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\netfilter
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Level Quality Watcher
  • Key:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\SavingsBullFilterService
  • Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SavingsbullFilterService
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\SavingsbullFilter
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\SavingsBull Filter
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Savings Bull

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Savings Bull Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Savings Bull related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Savings Bull entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Savings Bull won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Savings Bull Removal Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Savings Bull under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Savings Bull or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Savings Bull
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Savings Bull related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Savings Bull related extensions from your browsers

Savings Bull in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Savings Bull. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Savings Bull or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Savings Bull removal use Savings Bull Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Savings Bull and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Savings Bull removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Savings Bull.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Savings Bull are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Savings Bull.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Savings Bull and sample.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: savings bull

I am so annoyed by the savings bull ads that keep popping up. I want them gone!!! The program is not in my uninstall program. I have my pop up blocker turned on.I don't think I can do the uninstall manually. I am not that computer savvy. I must admit that I am a little leary to download the removal tool and not know anything about it. I am using Windows 8 Thank You.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: I do not know how tom use s/w purchased to remove savingsbull virus.

I received a key number with my purchase but the program does no require me to input the number. I get only a trial version of the removal tool. What program do I download and run with my purchased S/W?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: adverts everywhere i look

whenever i try to go on anything or go anywhere it will just flood the site(even steam) with adverts

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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