How to get rid of JS/toolbar Crossrider

October 2016


How to get rid of JS/toolbar Crossrider


JS/toolbar Crossrider is a browser toolbar that installs on your system without your knowledge or permission, along with other harmful programs. It can track on your browsing activities for targeted advertising.

Symptoms of infection:
-Search engine and homepage will be modified.
-Popup ads randomly displayed during your browsing session.

To remove this toolbar follow the below procedure:

AdwCleaner


AdwCleaner is freeware that can handle the removal of most PUPs, adware, browser hijackers and malicious toolbars.
  • Download the latest version of AdwCleaner.
  • Launch the program and click on Scan
  • Once the scan is completed, click on the Clean
  • Restart your computer if necessary.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  • Download and install Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Click on the Updates tab > Search for updates.
  • Launch a full scan.
  • Once the scan is complete, click on "Show results".
  • Select any detected items and click "Remove Selected".
  • If prompted to restart the PC, click on Accept.

Clean your web browsers

  • Uninstall parasite extensions:
    • Under Firefox: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Extension tab.
    • Under Google Chrome: Click on the menu at the top right and then Tools > Extensions.

Note that: In the case you are unable to uninstall the extension under Google Chrome, simply reset your browser settings.

Going further

You should be careful when installing free programs, as many of them are bundled with PUPs.
  • Read the EULA before installing a software and always download programs from official sources.
  • On the other hand, if you use Avast! or AVG, remember to enable the detection of PUPs.
  • WOT can help you to filter websites distributing harmful programs: http://ccm.net/faq/7386-wot-web-of-trust.

SpyHunter - Beware of fake security blogs

  • When you perform a Google search on Movie Toolbar- Fake security blogs are displayed in the result pages
  • These sites offer disinfection solutions in the form of a fix (specific tools).
  • This fix turns out to be a paid anti-spyware (SpyHunter or Spyware Doctor)!
  • These fake security blogs earn money for each successful installation or sale of the anti-spyware.
  • If you have installed SpyHunter or Spyware Doctor, it is recommended to uninstall these softwares, as free alternatives exists.
  • More information about fake security blogs: http://forum.malekal.com/faux-blogs-securite-spyhunter-spyware-doctor-t12847.html.

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