What is Crossrider.exe?

The genuine Crossrider.exe file is a software component of Crossrider by Crossrider.
Crossrider.exe is an executable file that runs Crossrider, a software development platform that focuses on data acquisition and monetization for web applications, ad servers and networks. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Crossrider was created as part of an easier solution for developers to build cross-platform extensions for their web applications. Crossrider works mainly through jQuery, a fast JavaScript library. The programs lets developers connect with their own publishers and advertisers in various methods, as well as features for allowing the networks to buy and sell from each other. The platform enables a wide variety of monitoring and unified reporting on clicks and conversions. Over 30,000 developer are reported to use the Crossrider platform. Extensions built using Crossrider are downloaded an approximate 1.8 million times per day. The company is headquartered in Douglas, Isle of Man, England.

Crossrider stands for Crossrider Helper

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Crossrider.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Crossrider.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Crossrider
Crossrider.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Crossrider Helper belongs to software Crossrider or Crossrider Web Apps by Crossrider (

Description: Crossrider.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Crossrider.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 478,720 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with Crossrider.exe, you may also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramCrossrider Web Apps.

Recommended: Identify Crossrider.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Crossrider.exe. Therefore, you should check the Crossrider.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Not listed for Add/Remove programs. Spybot says it removes it, but 13 registry entries remain. Attached to IE8 on every restart. After restart, must run Spybot then reinstall IE8. Time consuming. I've spent 6 hours so far on this.
  Frank Lee  
i strongly believe this is a scamThey want you to buy their "software" but you cannot delete crossrider from the "allowed" sites under Tools. They took over my computer and I do not appreciate it.
get rid of it
I found Crossrider on a routine scan. I always run Spybot as an administrator so used it to remove Crossrider. I then shut down then rebooted and scanned again. It was gone. I don't know what use it is or if it is dangerous, but Spybot picked it up and I got of this uninvited guest.
  Les Hughes  
This virus changed its name in the registry key. It is now a random name. Microsoft Defender will not detect this while Maleware Bytes (free) will
it is giving me problems with a lot of pop-ups and advertising which I never had before, also it knocks out my internet explorer, and the page cannot be showing
delete it
This file has caused my browser, firefox, to repeatedly crash.
  Tom K.  

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Summary: Average user rating of Crossrider.exe: based on 15 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users suspect danger. 9 users think Crossrider.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade Crossrider.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Crossrider issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Crossrider. 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.

To help you analyze the Crossrider.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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