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.
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SaveNow.exe file information
Description: 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.
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 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: Some malware camouflages itself as SaveNow.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, 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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