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How to remove the SaveNow virus


Most antivirus programs identify SaveNow.exe as malware, for instance Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SaveNow.w or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SaveNow.ak, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/WhenU.A.
The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you know more about this file, please leave a comment or a hint for other users.

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SaveNow.exe file information

The process known as SaveNow belongs to software SaveNow or CoolTimer by WhenU.com (www.whenu.com).

Description: SaveNow.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SaveNow.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 194,048 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 166,400 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/savenow.exe.html 
The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). SaveNow.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You could completely remove SaveNow or CoolTimer (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify SaveNow.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "Savenow" definitely not required. SaveNow adware
  • "Savenow" definitely not required. Added by the SPREDA.B VIRUS!

Important: You should check the SaveNow.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

SaveNow is a add-on product distributed by Bearshare, DivX player, Imesh, and a few other downloadable programs. Its a product made by a company called WhenU. It tracks what websites a person visits and then pops up separate browser windows with targeted advertisements and special offers. It continuously is downloading updated information about new offers and collects a variety of information.
   

Summary: Average user rating of SaveNow.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user suspects danger.


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