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What is vid-saver-bg.exe?

Part of Vid-Saver by 215 Apps

What is it?

Vid-Saver exe (vid-saver-bg.exe) is a background process that is loaded with Internet Explorer via the Vid-Saver BHO. Vid-Saver is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits.
Description of vid-saver-bg.exe from 215 Apps
With Vid-Saver, you can quickly download and save your favorite streaming videos for offline watching! Transfer videos to your mobile devices to watch on the go, or watch from your computer without the trouble of finding them again online. 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 vid-saver-bg.exe run?

Process - vid-saver-bg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vid-saver-bg.exe is executed by the process iexplore.exe (Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft).


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About 0.3% of all Boost users have the vid-saver-bg.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vid-saver-bg.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vid-saver-bg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
1.64345% CPU16434498.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.66 MB RAM30.9%
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.
240 context switches/sec240.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vid-saver\vid-saver-bg.exe

Are there other versions of Vid-Saver?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (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: vid-saver-bg.exe
Publisher: 215 Apps (verified)
Name: Vid-Saver
Description: Vid-Saver exe
Size: 926.38 KB
Original file name: Vid-Saver.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 1.7433228055%
Privileged CPU: 0.0998729848%
User CPU: 1.64344982063150%
Privileged CPU time: 1852.66 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 536,278,824
Context switches /sec: 240
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 81.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 86.98 MB
Paged memory: 6.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.7 MB
Paged system memory: 70.72 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.31 KB
Working set memory: 4.76 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.98 MB
Min working set memory: 4.76 MB
Private memory: 6.66 MB
Page faults: 1,002,293
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 103
Total read transfer: 244.69 KB
Total write operations: 25
Total write transfer: 100.88 KB
Total other operations: 659
Total other transfer: 5.63 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 225
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Low
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\vid-saver\vid-saver-bg.exe" /createbg

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 56971

Image hashes

MD5: 648fceb7244e09105402a1b176a4559b
SHA-1: 26935bbafe7b30872e401b39c83c97a4e49fea18
SHA-256: 90bcf8336ffa9a834c5f828b35295c3c9a618de5ff8a052e56dfb0313c059cb0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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