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Should I remove Flash Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.56 days
606.48 days >
Average installed length: 318.66 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Flash Plugin

What is Flash Plugin?

Flash Plugin is a Crossrider toolbar 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 what ever 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. This includes but 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.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Flash PluginGui.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 5.86 MB (6,142,495 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Flash Plugin.
Flash PluginGui.exe (06c3a0a2a57b8e9b64833884a00eeea9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3582 SmartShopper.K
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Flash Plugin.dll (6814425924bf606cb4be56612db18c07) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8263 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.CouponCompanion
Symantec 20121.3.0.76 WS.Reputation.1

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\flash plugin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Flash Plugin\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Flash Plugin

Program executable:Flash PluginGui.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Flash Plugin
Flash Plugin exe
Path:C:\Program Files\flash plugin\Flash PluginGui.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Flash Plugin.dll - Flash Plugin (Flash Plugin BHO)
  • Flash Plugin-bg.exe - Flash Plugin exe
  • (Malware detected) Flash PluginGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Flash Plugin Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Flash Plugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Flash Plugin' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211711128} (CrossriderApp0027128).

How do I remove Flash Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Flash Plugin 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 Flash Plugin 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 Flash Plugin, 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 Flash Plugin.
  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 Flash Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Brazil 14.29%
  Greece 14.29%
  Germany 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Lenovo 50.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 33.33%
Positivo Informatica SA W... 33.33%
LENOVO 2958 33.33%


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