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What is shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe?

Part of Shopping Sidekick Plugin by 215 Apps

What is it?

Shopping Sidekick from 215 Apps (Amazing Apps) installs a web browser extension (Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object) to view web pages loaded and looks for affiliated merchants in order to possibly provide better pricing or alternative deals on a given product or merchant. If Shopping Sidekick (215 Apps) has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert you when you visit through your web browser.
Description of shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe from 215 Apps
Use ShoppingSidekick when you buy online and you can find coupons to apply directly to your order, without leaving the page! ShoppingSidekick is a browser add-on that seamlessly integrates with shopping. After you install ShoppingSidekick, you can view the list of coupons for the site you’re browsing instantly. A small tab is placed in the top-right corner of your screen, telling you how many coupons are available. Rollover the Shopping-Sidekick tag (in the top right corner of the browser) to view all available coupons for the site you are currently on. When you find a coupon you would like to use, click on it. Shopping-Sidekick will apply the savings and let you know the coupon was used.
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How does shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe run?

Process - shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe is executed by the process iexplore.exe (Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09071% CPU907146.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.92 MB RAM36.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
160 context switches/sec160.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\shopping sidekick plugin\shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc., simply referred to as the More...
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File details

File name: shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe
Publisher: 215 Apps
Name: Shopping Sidekick Plugin
Description: Shopping Sidekick Plugin exe
Size: 923 KB
Original file name: Shopping Sidekick Plugin.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0932096315%
Privileged CPU: 0.0024949916%
User CPU: 0.09071463990821%
Privileged CPU time: 4383.63 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,586,541,207
Context switches /sec: 160
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 102.18 MB
Peak committed memory: 107.93 MB
Paged memory: 7.92 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.05 MB
Paged system memory: 166.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.63 KB
Working set memory: 14.88 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.98 MB
Min working set memory: 14.85 MB
Private memory: 7.92 MB
Page faults: 4,481,124
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 248
Total read transfer: 179.92 KB
Total write operations: 12
Total write transfer: 52.02 KB
Total other operations: 14,026
Total other transfer: 30.82 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 193
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Low
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\shopping sidekick plugin\shopping sidekick plugin-bg.exe" /createbg

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 55490

Image hashes

MD5: 2a0147f4a8ad33663609438b785c634b
SHA-1: a084ff50bafbff42c86caf705c98e7a6f0b34cb9
SHA-256: a8571b54625aac333da0ec6698d263e512241766a52794a0abc2bf26f07c96ae

PE image details

File packed: No
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