The Savings Sidekick.dll file is a software component of Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps | International Web Services, LLC.
Some anti-malware programs classify Savings Sidekick.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Gen:Application.Heur.Ly9@mmvMifki (detected by F-Secure), and AppRider (detected by Sophos). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Savings Sidekick BHO software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Savings Sidekick BHO and how to get rid of it.
Description: Savings Sidekick.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Savings Sidekick.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 612,736 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 488,832 bytes, 611,720 bytes, 617,344 bytes or 611,200 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011501160. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. Savings Sidekick.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. Savings Sidekick.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify Savings Sidekick.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Savings Sidekick.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Gen:Application.Heur.Ly9@mmvMifki (detected by F-Secure), and AppRider (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the Savings Sidekick.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Savings Sidekick BHO has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Savings Sidekick process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Savings Sidekick.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.