Adware.CrossRider

Short bio

Adware.CrossRider is Malwarebytes’ detection name for  a large family of adware targeting both Windows and MacOS systems. Crossrider offers a highly configurable method for its clients to monetize their software.

Source and type of infection

Adware.CrossRider is usually installed by bundlers. Programs offering some kind of functionality are combined with the adware component.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.CrossRider by using real-time protection.

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.CrossRider

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.CrossRider

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.CrossRider without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Associated threats

PUP.Optional.Crossrider

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