How to remove the Crossrider BHO malware

Most antivirus programs classify Crossrider.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance Generic PUA GD (PUA) (detected by Sophos), and Adware.Crossid (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Crossrider BHO software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Crossrider BHO and how to get rid of it.

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Crossrider.dll file information

The process known as Crossrider BHO belongs to software Crossrider Web Apps or Crossrider by unknown.

Description: Crossrider.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Crossrider.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 442,880 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include A876E312-7D08-401a-B7A6-FAFC5DC2F292. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Crossrider.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The Crossrider.dll file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using Crossrider.dll, you may also uninstall the software Crossrider Web Apps using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify Crossrider.dll related errors

Important: You should check the Crossrider.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Crossrider BHO 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

slows down your system and spies on you , you cannt get rid of it
Ich habe mich gewundert wieso jeden morgen ungefähr 4-5 mal mein Pc abstürzt..dann hab ich mal wieder den anti-malware suchlauf gemacht und siehe da..klappt alles wieder einwand frei..macht den pc langsamer und führt zu abstürzen! außerdem hat es eine seite geöffnet wo ich mein passwort eingeben sollte.

Summary: Average user rating of Crossrider.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Crossrider.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Crossrider issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Crossrider process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Crossrider.dll 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.

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