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What is savings sidekick-bg.exe?

Part of Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps

What is it?

Savings 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. Basically if Savings 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 savings sidekick-bg.exe from 215 Apps
The Savings Sidekick Coupon Book is the perfect fundraising idea and a great way for you to save money at local businesses while supporting local organizations. Thank you for visiting the site of our national headquarters which includes information about our dealership program and how you can publish your own Savings Sidekick Coupon Book. When you use the Plugin Service, we may collect information about the websites you visit and the advertisements that you see on those websites, the searches you perform using search engines, the ways in which you use various Plugin Service features, and the pages you view.
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How does savings sidekick-bg.exe run?

Process - savings sidekick-bg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the savings sidekick-bg.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of savings sidekick-bg.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is savings sidekick-bg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00407% CPU40668.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.44 MB RAM29.9%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\savings sidekick\savings sidekick-bg.exe

Are there other versions of Savings Sidekick?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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: savings sidekick-bg.exe
Publisher: 215 Apps (verified)
Name: Savings Sidekick
Description: Savings Sidekick exe
Size: 886.38 KB
Original file name: Savings Sidekick.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Awesome Apps
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 8/28/2012
Expiration date: 8/29/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0048355724%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007687157%
User CPU: 0.00406685669998%
Privileged CPU time: 1792763492 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,298,913,368
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 115.39 MB
Peak committed memory: 120.64 MB
Paged memory: 6.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.1 MB
Paged system memory: 209.37 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.86 KB
Working set memory: 16.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.36 MB
Min working set memory: 15.53 MB
Private memory: 6.44 MB
Page faults: 50,033,247
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 56
Total read transfer: 54.22 KB
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 256 Bytes
Total other operations: 102,635
Total other transfer: 4.02 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 240
Thread count average: 5

Process details

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

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 62076

Image hashes

MD5: 4ad31b73cecdfa6306ceea395eb1adec
SHA-1: 111e4fd38f0f7ad2ec2242aeccf9188f014985e1
SHA-256: dc3cc3e66f5b4bce435d459bb48d2593caedd206595b7546ea1dcdf264af7d59

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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