How to remove the crossbrowse virus

Most antivirus programs identify crossbrowse.exe as malware—for instance McAfee identifies it as Artemis!CA21045A4B7A or RDN/Generic.grp, and TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_XBROWSE.

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Crossbrowse.exe file information

The process known as Crossbrowse belongs to software Crossbrowse by Crossbrowse.

Description: Crossbrowse.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Crossbrowse.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 637,440 bytes (82% of all occurrences) or 770,048 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run). Crossbrowse.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with crossbrowse.exe, you could also completely remove Crossbrowse (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify crossbrowse.exe related errors

Important: You should check the crossbrowse.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Crossbrowse has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

This virus removes chrome and replaces it with this.

Summary: Average user rating of crossbrowse.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks crossbrowse.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving crossbrowse issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active crossbrowse process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the crossbrowse.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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