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How to get rid of the Save Virus

Sometimes the Save file may cloak a virus, such as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.WhenU.y, as well as Microsoft found Adware:Win32/WhenU or, as the case may be, Adware:Win32/WhenU.A. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with Save.exe

The Save.exe process is also known as Save and is a part of WhenU SaveNow. This software is produced by Vomba Network or, as the case may be, WhenU.com (www.whenu.com). An obsolete or defective version of Save.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Save.exe Save

Save.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Save.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" - in most cases C:\Program Files\Save\. The file size is 198,576 bytes.
This file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Save.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 63% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A Save.exe file has a 2% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 803,184 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Save.exe is capable of supervise programs.

Attention: If you find Save.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about Save?

SAVE!/SAVENOW is installed on your computer as a module that comes with WeatherCast or ClockSync or other software that you downloaded from the Internet. At that time, you accepted a SAVE!/SAVENOW license agreement as part of the download process you completed.
Chris Currie
Application NetWorker EMC Corporation 216 KB (further information...)

Summary: 18 users judge Save.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 17 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 18 users have already deleted Save.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall WhenU SaveNow

Save.exe Save fix

To remove Save from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for WhenU SaveNow in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Save.exe (Save) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Save. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Save or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Save.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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