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What is SavingsCool?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SavingsCool 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 SavingsCool?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs and features:

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and this warning during install:

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How did SavingsCool get on my computer?

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

How do I remove SavingsCool?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions 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 SavingsCool?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes SavingsCool completely. The full removal will require a reboot. You will be prompted to do so.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

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

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Possible signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkCacheManager\ntcache.exe
 R2 ntcache; C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkCacheManager\ntcache.exe [6960640 2017-05-22] () [File not signed]

SavingsCool (HKLM-x32\...\SavingsCool) (Version:  - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkCacheManager
       Adds the file ntcache.exe"="5/22/2017 8:55 PM, 6960640 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SavingsCool]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "SavingsCool"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "explorer.exe http://uninstall.savings.cool"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ntcache]
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "Network Cache Manager"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Network Cache Manager"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, ............d...d...d.
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkCacheManager\ntcache.exe -service"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ntcache\Security]
       "Security"="REG_BINARY, ........0................p...."......................... ...................................
Malwarebytes log:
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 5/24/17
Scan Time: 8:59 AM
Log File: mbamSavingsCool.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.122
Update Package Version: 1.0.2009
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 332294
Threats Detected: 12
Threats Quarantined: 12
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 22 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
Adware.GorillaPrice, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKCACHEMANAGER\NTCACHE.EXE, Quarantined, [1652], [401367],1.0.2009

Module: 1
Adware.GorillaPrice, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKCACHEMANAGER\NTCACHE.EXE, Quarantined, [1652], [401367],1.0.2009

Registry Key: 3
Adware.GorillaPrice, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\ntcache, Delete-on-Reboot, [1652], [401367],1.0.2009
Adware.SavingsCool.PrxySvrRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SavingsCool, Delete-on-Reboot, [970], [351594],1.0.2009
Adware.SavingsCool.PrxySvrRST, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\NLASVC\PARAMETERS\INTERNET\MANUALPROXIES, Delete-on-Reboot, [970], [-1],0.0.0

Registry Value: 4
Adware.SavingsCool.PrxySvrRST, HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [970], [-1],0.0.0
Adware.SavingsCool.PrxySvrRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [970], [-1],0.0.0
Adware.SavingsCool.PrxySvrRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [970], [-1],0.0.0
Adware.SavingsCool.PrxySvrRST, HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [970], [-1],0.0.0

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 3
Adware.GorillaPrice, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKCACHEMANAGER\NTCACHE.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1652], [401367],1.0.2009
Adware.GorillaPrice, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\NTCACHE.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1652], [401367],1.0.2009
Adware.GorillaPrice, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\NSIS.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1652], [401367],1.0.2009

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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