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What is MySafeSavings?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MySafeSavings is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by MySafeSavings?

You may see this type of warning during install:


and this entry in your list of installed programs:


How did MySafeSavings get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove MySafeSavings?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of MySafeSavings?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes MySafeSavings completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the MySafeSavings adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger\winlogger.exe
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings\mysafesavings.exe
 R2 lggr; C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger\winlogger.exe [25088 2016-08-17] () [File not signed]
 C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings

MySafeSavings (HKLM-x32\...\MySafeSavings) (Version: - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings
       Adds the file mysafesavings.exe"="8/17/2016 4:31 PM, 578048 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger
       Adds the file winlogger.exe"="8/17/2016 4:31 PM, 25088 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\SafeSavings
       Adds the file backup.dat"="8/17/2016 4:31 PM, 578048 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings\MySafeSavings.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "MySafeSavings"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", ""
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 564
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "explorer.exe http://uninstall.mysafesavings.com"
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "Windows unexpected exceptions logger."
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Windows Logger"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, ............d...d...d.
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger\winlogger.exe -runcmd"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Security"="REG_BINARY, ........0................p...."......................... ...................................
       "id"="REG_SZ", "713792512348164"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 8/22/2016
Scan Time: 12:32 PM
Logfile: mbamMySafeSavings.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.08.22.03
Rootkit Database: v2016.08.15.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 318711
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 21 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 2
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger\winlogger.exe, 3000, Delete-on-Reboot, [9d7e044a2e6cc175a2d3cb0552b229d7]
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings\mysafesavings.exe, 3484, Delete-on-Reboot, [59c2b896f4a62a0c5a995d6b43bf857b]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 2
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\lggr, Quarantined, [9d7e044a2e6cc175a2d3cb0552b229d7], 
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\MySafeSavings, Quarantined, [fc1f1836405a54e27add47ab9a69c33d], 

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\lggr|ImagePath, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger\winlogger.exe -runcmd, Quarantined, [7aa1014d980296a00f67e5ebbb49c838]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger, Delete-on-Reboot, [9d7e044a2e6cc175a2d3cb0552b229d7], 
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings, Delete-on-Reboot, [59c2b896f4a62a0c5a995d6b43bf857b], 

Files: 2
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsLogger\winlogger.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [9d7e044a2e6cc175a2d3cb0552b229d7], 
PUP.Optional.MySafeSavings, C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSavings\mysafesavings.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [59c2b896f4a62a0c5a995d6b43bf857b], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
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Save yourself the hassle and get protected.
Edited by Metallica

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