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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Savings Explorer

Command or file name:SavingsExplorer.exe

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 Explorer - is a rogue browser add-on, which is developed by 215 Apps. This add-on can be installed on many browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. It is described as useful add-on, that helps with online shopping, but people classify Savings Explorer as adware. It displays various advertisements on webpages. Those advertisements redirect user to malicious websites. We recommend you to remove Savings Explorer from PC.


Savings Explorer intrusion method

Savings Explorer

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


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  • Removes all files created by Savings Explorer.
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How to remove Savings Explorer manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Savings Explorer, 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 Explorer.

To get rid of Savings Explorer, you should:

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

  • Updater21058.exe
  • ButtonUtil.dll
  • Savings Explorer-bg.exe
  • Savings Explorer.dll
  • Savings Explorer.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

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 Explorer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\crossriderapp21058@crossrider.com\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gkchbifjjnafgoolbibfmgkibbngknkk\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_gkchbifjjnafgoolbibfmgkibbngknkk_0\
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Updater21058\
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Savings Explorer\

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

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211101158}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{22222222-2222-2222-2222-220222102258}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{55555555-5555-5555-5555-550255105558}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{66666666-6666-6666-6666-660266106658}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440244104458}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0021058.BHO
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0021058.Sandbox
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211101158}
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Crossrider
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
  • Key: HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Savings Explorer
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
    Value: Updater21058.exe

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 Explorer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Savings Explorer related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Savings Explorer 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 Explorer 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 Explorer 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 Explorer 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 Explorer 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 Explorer
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

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

Remove Savings Explorer related extensions from your browsers

Savings Explorer 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 Explorer. 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 Explorer or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

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

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Savings Explorer and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Savings Explorer 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 Explorer.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Savings Explorer 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 Explorer.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Savings Explorer and SavingsExplorer.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Savings Explorer on my computer

I accidently downloaded this program to my computer. The research I've done seems to show that it's a bad bad program. So I need help getting it off. Please Help?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Google Chrome

Hi, I downloaded a package that in return installed a bunch of smaller "apps." Realizing it was malicious due to my computer's security system, I immediately stopped the download and deleted all of the smaller downloads. When I checked my Google Chrome Extensions, however, I saw that the delete option for Savings Explorer is now there. How should I get rid of this?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Savings Explorer Problem

I am unable to delete and get rid of Savings Explorer. I have tried disabling it it under extensions, but cannot do so.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Cant uninstall Savings Explorer

I can not uninstall Savings Explorer it just says "this item cannot be uninstalled" and it is on google chrome so please help me

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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