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Should I remove WindowSecureScanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is WindowSecureScanner?

WindowSecureScanner is a Crossrider extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions including those based on the the content of any web page the user is visiting, plug-ins, add-ons, or the web browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying advertisements.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named WindowSecureScanner-bg.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 6.75 MB (7,075,401 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WindowSecureScanner.
WindowSecureScanner-bg.exe (42e1197d6fff917f4ea6aa0a2b111b03) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:[email protected]
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.CrossRider
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Crossrider
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.BA
Bitdefender Gen:[email protected]
Cyren W32/Application.UNLT-3723
ESET-NOD32 9.11430 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 13.202.15489 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15489 Trojan ( 004af6021 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CrossRider
McAfee 5600.6797 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cqt
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.bh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Graftor.dhouud
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HC
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Adware.Bp-browser.Luqs
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EKG14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EKG14
VIPRE Antivirus 39098 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 27 all detections
WindowSecureScanner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove WindowSecureScanner.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ieplugin
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windowsecurescanner
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WindowSecureScanner\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 6.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowSecureScanner

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WindowSecureScanner-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WindowSecureScanner' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611401139} (c98e5cf0127301323a524b627f92541f0064039).

How do I remove WindowSecureScanner?

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Or, you can uninstall WindowSecureScanner 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 WindowSecureScanner, 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 WindowSecureScanner.
  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 WindowSecureScanner you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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