Adware.Savings Bull

Adware.Savings Bull Description


Savings Bull is adware that sometimes bundles with reputable products, but also handles distribution via methods that would let its installation occur automatically. Savings Bull’s website markets Savings Bull as a toolbar that can provide all of your coupon needs, but its functions crystallize around displaying advertisements that have few or no advantages for the viewer. Deleting Savings Bull is the course of action recommended by malware experts, who have noted that Savings Bull’s resistance to normal removal techniques may require PC security tools to circumvent.

When Advertisements Bull Rush Your Browser


Potentially Unwanted Programs may travel in numbers, and Savings Bull is just one of several PUPs likely to be installed with Savings Bull, along with other browser-based threats like Quiknowledge and Linkey. Some of these programs are casually referred as viruses, but malware experts categorize all of them as adware, or programs that launch advertisements automatically. Bundles that install Savings Bull have histories of using misleading descriptions to misrepresent its real functions, and, in some cases, even may install Savings Bull automatically.

Savings Bull’s dominant characteristics are much the same as any adware program that claims to provide shopping discounts, and may include:
  • Monitoring your Web traffic (which sites you visit, searches you make, et cetera).
  • Injecting hyperlinks to third-party advertisements on unrelated sites, usually by modifying specific keywords.
  • Loading ‘coupon’ pop-ups and other graphical elements as advertisements.

Savings Bull acts as if these advertisements will provide you potentially generous savings while you shop online.
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In actuality, malware experts found little effort on Savings Bull’s part to organize advertisements according to appropriate savings, and its features are of little advantage to anyone who might be inclined to use them.

Dodging the Charge of Savings Bull Adware


Savings Bull may install itself to more than one Web browser simultaneously, and malware researchers verified its compatibility with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Although reputable applications are easily uninstallable through any of a range of standardized methods, most computer users that installed Savings Bull have reported difficulties with removing Savings Bull, even to the extent of Savings Bull reopening itself habitually. However, robust anti-adware tools still should be able to detect and delete Savings Bull without many issues.

PC users who bother to monitor their download behavior will find themselves at less risk of being affected by Savings Bull and its accompanying advertisements. If you do need to upgrade your software, always use official sources, whenever possible, and avoid installing bundled products with checks for automatic installation. Anti-adware scanners also can detect possible bundles for Savings Bull, Linkey and Quiknowledge, which will let you avoid the risk before you’ve ever opened the file.

Adware.Savings Bull Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Installer\Products\526AB318AF0B8D84B9579557C9882C91Installer\UpgradeCodes\0AF447A0D1AB4F544A6C8E2761E4083FSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\Savings BullSoftware\AppDataLow\Software\SavingsBullSOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\1708EDD6AB4EB164A86999D0AF0ABE1DSOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\1708EDD6AB4EB164A86999D0AF0ABE1DSOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\0AF447A0D1AB4F544A6C8E2761E4083FSOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\622C9E6E584F99842A59BEAC785FA79C, value: 526AB318AF0B8D84B9579557C9882C91Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {10AD2C61-0898-4348-8600-14A342F22AC3}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\0AF447A0D1AB4F544A6C8E2761E4083FSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\622C9E6E584F99842A59BEAC785FA79C, value: 526AB318AF0B8D84B9579557C9882C91SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\622C9E6E584F99842A59BEAC785FA79CSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{813BA625-B0FA-48D8-9B75-59759C88C219}SOFTWARE\Savings BullSoftware\SavingsBullSOFTWARE\SavingsBull FilterSOFTWARE\SavingsbullFilterSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6DDE8071-E4BA-461B-8A96-990DFAA0EBD1}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SavingsbullFilterSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\SavingsbullFilterService64SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SavingsbullFilterServiceSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SavingsbullFilterServiceHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Savings BullSavingsBull
Posted: January 31, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 77,917
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