Savenow Removal

Learn how to uninstall and remove Savenow spyware in our Savenow removal article.
What is Savenow and how to remove this spyware
SaveNow is an add-on product distributed by Bearshare, DivX player, Imesh, and a few other downloadable programs. It is made by a company called WhenU. The adware tracks what websites you visit and then generate pops up browser windows with targeted advertisements and special offers. It continuously is downloading updated information about new offers and collects a variety of information.

How to remove Savenow - Savenow Removal Instructions

Step 1 : Use Windows File Search Tool to Find SaveNow Path

  1. Go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders.
  2. In the "All or part of the the file name" section, type in "SaveNow" file name(s).
  3. To get better results, select "Look in: Local Hard Drives" or "Look in: My Computer" and then click "Search" button.
  4. When Windows finishes your search, hover over the "In Folder" of "SaveNow", highlight the file and copy/paste the path into the address bar. Save the file's path on your clipboard because you'll need the file path to delete SaveNow in the following manual removal steps.

Step 2 : Use Windows Task Manager to Remove SaveNow Processes

  1. To open the Windows Task Manager, use the combination of CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
  2. Click on the "Image Name" button to search for "SaveNow" process by name.
  3. Select the "SaveNow" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.
  4. Remove the "SaveNow" processes files:


Step 3 : Use Registry Editor to Remove SaveNow Registry Values

  1. To open the Registry Editor, go to Start > Run > type regedit and then press the "OK" button.
  2. Locate and delete the entry or entries whose data value (in the rightmost column) is the spyware file(s) detected earlier.
  3. To delete "SaveNow" value, right-click on it and select the "Delete" option.
  4. Locate and delete "SaveNow" registry entries:


Step 4 : Detect and Delete Other SaveNow Files

  1. To open the Windows Command Prompt, go to Start > Run > type cmd and then press the "OK" button.
  2. Type in "dir /A name_of_the_folder" (for example, C:\Spyware-folder), which will display the folder's content even the hidden files.
  3. To change directory, type in "cd name_of_the_folder".
  4. Once you have the file you're looking for type in "del name_of_the_file".
  5. To delete a file in folder, type in "del name_of_the_file".
  6. To delete the entire folder, type in "rmdir /S name_of_the_folder".
  7. Select the "SaveNow" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.
  8. Remove the "SaveNow" processes files:

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