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Should I remove CS Browser Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,604
United States Rank #43,475
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.72 days
198.31 days >
Average installed length: 104.20 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.3 100.00%

CS Browser Assistant

What is CS Browser Assistant?

Browser Assistant is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution.

Functionality of the toolbar includes but is not limited to:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is CS Browser Assistant-bg.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 4.81 MB (5,043,580 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CS Browser Assistant.
CS Browser Assistant-bg.exe (1acf5789eba9ecd574fa6a2607c7665f) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.117.174 Adware/Lyckriks.F.2
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 2015.0.3582 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.AU
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clod763.Trojan
Comodo Security 17381 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.6
ESET-NOD32 8.9127 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Adware/Lyckriks
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10396 Trojan
K7GW 13.174.10403 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4407 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.CSBrowserAssistant.A
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!1ACF5789EBA9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Artemis!1ACF5789EBA9
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.56582 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cmmwcj
Sophos 4.95 Generic PUA BJ
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.RFFFH07J613
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23994 Crossrider (fs)
CS Browser Assistant-bho.dll (d077bf34adaa63c4960e2caaa51e11f4) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.110.206 Adware/Lyckriks.C.5
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AHxu
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clodd68.Trojan.f258
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 9000 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10067 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lb
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.CSBrowserAssistant.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!D077BF34ADAA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D077BF34ADAA
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA JM
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23024 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 40 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cs browser assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CS Browser Assistant\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 4.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CS Browser Assistant

Program executable:CS Browser Assistant-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:CS Browser Assistant
CS Browser Assistant exe
Path:C:\Program Files\cs browser assistant\CS Browser Assistant-bg.exe
MD5:1acf5789eba9ecd574fa6a2607c7665f
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) CS Browser Assistant-bg.exe - CS Browser Assistant (CS Browser Assistant exe)
  • (Malware detected) CS Browser Assistant-bho.dll - CS Browser Assistant BHO
  • CS Browser Assistant-bho64.dll
  • CS Browser Assistant-buttonutil.exe
  • CS Browser Assistant-buttonutil64.exe
  • CS Browser Assistant-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - CS Browser Assistant Installer
  • CS Browser Assistant-buttonutil.dll
  • CS Browser Assistant-buttonutil64.dll
  • CS Browser Assistant-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • CS Browser Assistant-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CS Browser Assistant' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181196} (CrossriderApp0041896).
  • CS Browser Assistant-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CS Browser Assistant' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181196} (CrossriderApp0041896).

How do I remove CS Browser Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove CS Browser Assistant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall CS Browser Assistant from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CS Browser Assistant, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CS Browser Assistant.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by CS Browser Assistant you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#43,604

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.48%
Windows 7 Professional 17.24%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.76%
  United Kingdom 16.67%
  Brazil 14.29%
  France 9.52%
  Germany 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.00%
Acer 20.00%
Lenovo 12.00%
Toshiba 12.00%
GIGABYTE 8.00%
ASUS 8.00%
Dell 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 8.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875 4.00%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850D-1... 4.00%
Sony SVE1511P1EW 4.00%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 4.00%

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