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What is giant savings-bg.exe?

Part of Giant Savings by 215 Apps

What is it?

Giant Savings exe (giant savings-bg.exe) is a background process that is loaded with Internet Explorer via the Giant Savings BHO. Giant Savings 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 giant savings-bg.exe from 215 Apps
Giant Savings takes couponing to the next level by providing users with an easy to use coupon list they can use to save as they browse. Savings in a single click. The sad truth about online shopping is the most people are spending money they don't have to. Install GIANT SAVINGS and you won't have to go out of your way to get coupons ever again. Our coupon menu appears on every retailer we have coupons for, so you may even find a way to save on sites you didn't even know ran coupon sales. 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 giant savings-bg.exe run?

Process - giant savings-bg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. giant savings-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 0.1% of all Boost users have the giant savings-bg.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of giant savings-bg.exe users, 92.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is giant savings-bg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
2.22550% CPU22255018.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.05 MB RAM28.1%
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\giant savings\giant savings-bg.exe

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: giant savings-bg.exe
Publisher: 215 Apps (verified)
Name: Giant Savings
Description: Giant Savings exe
Size: 886.38 KB
Original file name: Giant Savings.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: 2.8462578461%
Privileged CPU: 0.6207560396%
User CPU: 2.22550180646525%
Privileged CPU time: 821.18 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,552,768,563
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 80.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 82.86 MB
Paged memory: 6.05 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.62 MB
Paged system memory: 64.95 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.62 KB
Working set memory: 12.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 14.74 MB
Min working set memory: 12.27 MB
Private memory: 6.05 MB
Page faults: 139,438
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 155
Total read transfer: 175.91 KB
Total write operations: 16
Total write transfer: 86.85 KB
Total other operations: 647
Total other transfer: 3.95 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 8
Peak USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 255
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 49883

Image hashes

MD5: c5af2f30e7c4abf18a132d78f8f05403
SHA-1: eb4569f308cbfd1c2e521851de318e458b16acc0
SHA-256: b474f516176d716004e037a3bc9f864119fd4fdf3e01b5109f977a2aa6d2e76a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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