Remove CrossRider Malware
CrossRider is an application considered as a “PUP” by most of the security experts. PUP is an abbreviation of a phrase “potentially unwanted program”. This type of apps install toolbars, acts as an adware or just have some suspicious goals.
CrossRider like any other “PUP” cannot be classified as a virus. The most notable feature of this kind of apps is the ability to annoy the user. Nevertheless, CrossRider has some features which might be dangerous. For example, it has the capability to infiltrate deeply into the OS, just like a rootkit. Furthermore, CrossRider can hijack the internet browser.
The goal of this application is to increase advertising revenue of some webpages, by improving their website ranking in search results. CrossRider is usually distributed bundled with free software. There are specific types of applications, which are usually associated with this “PUP” such as PDF creators, download managers, video recording/streaming apps. Moreover, some distributors e.g. CNET, Softonic or Brothersoft include CrossRider in their custom installer by default. As a result, users need to be careful when they download content from those domains as it is very likely that they will encounter CrossRider.
Encounters with this type of apps can be avoided. Firstly, before performing any installation, you should check if the software developer and distributor are trustworthy companies. Secondly, you should always select the “Custom Installation” option. As a result, you will be presented with a list of all additional programs which are about to be installed, and settings modifications, which are offered to be made. If some applications are not trustworthy, or some settings’ modifications are unwanted, you need to remove ticks next to them. Following these simple rules will prevent you from a lot of troubles in the future.
Automatic CrossRider Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect CrossRider and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual CrossRider Removal
Important Note: CrossRider can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. To remove CrossRider, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to CrossRider and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
2. Delete any browser plugin related to “CrossRider”:
Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Also remove CrossRider from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
4. Delete any folder related to “CrossRider” from the following folders: