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Should I remove DustApps?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #31,493
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.96 days
314.75 days >
Average installed length: 165.38 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is DustApps?  (from Crossrider)

This Crossrider extension may use certain features and/or monetization tools that display certain information and content to you while using the Extensions including without limitation systems updates, service announcements, administrative messages regarding the service, advertisements, coupons, sponsored messages, pho...  Read more


DustApps is a program developed by Crossrider. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is DustApps-bg.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 7.15 MB (7,496,585 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 96% of users of DustApps come from the United States, it is also popular in Hong Kong.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DustApps.
DustApps-bg.exe (1d64051db003378d0a319f596748c5a1) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.CrossRider
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2016.0.3141 Crossrider
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen7
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.BA
Bitdefender Gen:[email protected]
Comodo Security 21735 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9.11460 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.BA potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 15.4.25 Gen:[email protected]
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15567 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15567 Trojan ( 004af6021 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CrossRider
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!1D64051DB003
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.F
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.a87
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA KD
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Adware.Crossid
Tencent Win32.Adware.Bp-browser.Luqs
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA315
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA315
VIPRE Antivirus 39262 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.CrossRider.Win32.3525
DustApps-bho.dll (1e78987dbf480286c780b2a898d395e3) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost PUA.CrossRider!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.12.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.CrossRider
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG Crossrider.BUX
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.BA
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:[email protected]
Comodo Security 21735 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-c19140ac!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider1.15510
ESET-NOD32 11460 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.BA potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/CrossRider
F-Prot W32/S-c19140ac!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 25 Gen:[email protected]
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/CrossRider.d
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Trojan ( 004af6021 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Trojan ( 004af6021 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.CrossRider.heur
McAfee RDN/Generic PUP.x!cqc
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.jh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.CrossRider.djsslu
Qihoo-360 Win32/Application.df6
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NA
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Eaxs
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LP14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LP14
VIPRE Antivirus 39262 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 61 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DustApps
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dustapps
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DustApps\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 7.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DustApps

Program executable:DustApps-bg.exe (Malware detected)
DustApps exe
Path:C:\Program Files\dustapps\DustApps-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) DustApps-bg.exe - DustApps (DustApps exe)
  • (Malware detected) DustApps-bho.dll - DustApps BHO
  • DustApps-bho64.dll
  • DustApps-buttonutil.exe
  • DustApps-buttonutil64.exe
  • DustApps-codedownloader.exe
  • DustApps-enabler.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - DustApps Installer
  • DustApps-buttonutil.dll
  • DustApps-buttonutil64.dll
  • DustApps-helper.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • DustApps-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DustApps' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611841159} (d3dcd8e1f13d4ba0a36e1865545bf4590068459).
  • DustApps-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DustApps' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611841159} (d3dcd8e1f13d4ba0a36e1865545bf4590068459).

How do I remove DustApps?

Quickly and completely remove DustApps 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 DustApps 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 DustApps, 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 DustApps.
  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 DustApps you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.15%
  Hong Kong 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
Alienware 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 7.14%
Shuttle Inc SK48 7.14%
MSI MS-7758 7.14%
MSI MS-7641 7.14%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard 500-164 7.14%


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