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Should I remove easy-deals3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,719
United States Rank #41,261
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.92 days
77.24 days >
Average installed length: 40.59 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.3.28 100.00%

easy-deals3

What is easy-deals3?

This is an adware type toolbar.

Overview

easy-deals3 is a software program developed by Crossrider Advanced Technologies (Platform). During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 8.13 MB (8,528,918 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 61% of users of easy-deals3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in easy-deals3.
easy-deals3-codedownloader.exe (128cd728541d68ec3a03cb2d160475ef) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1018 Adware.Generic.912507
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
Bitdefender 1.0.20.560 Adware.Generic.912507
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.04.22.07 Adware.Generic.912507
ESET-NOD32 8.9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.X
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2014-22-04_3 Adware.Generic.912507
G Data 14.4.24 Adware.Generic.912507
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.SuspectCRC
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.07 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.336 Adware.Generic.912507
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA LD
Symantec 4/22/2014 rev. 3 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.R047H05D114
VIPRE Antivirus 28062 Crossrider (fs)
2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-2.exe (557500c3726b7fa006d1fdd42a894636) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BHO.50
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HM
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05D114
VIPRE Antivirus 28442 Crossrider (fs)
2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-3.exe (7fc7c4105bd0fcb475643a2dd5b4dedf) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.CrossRider.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 9677 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!7FC7C4105BD0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!7FC7C4105BD0
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 28244 Crossrider (fs)
easy-deals3-bho.dll (07b1c177a611bc285cdb451bed330bde) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MultiBundle.R
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Crossrider.77
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0401
VIPRE Antivirus 28046 Crossrider (fs)
2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-4.exe (66b7a28b9ed94efcf32bfa8b39d53623) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.77
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 28442 Crossrider (fs)
easy-deals3-bho64.dll (7b0454f2c33e96905356d8da50e42ba7) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MultiBundle.S
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
ESET-NOD32 9707 probably a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.D
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 Crossrider (fs)
2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-5.exe (5ec727e4ba03124ad9c7e0bacc70d8b4) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.EasyDeals.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05D114
VIPRE Antivirus 28062 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 51 all detections
easy-deals3 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 easy-deals3.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: adassistent
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\easy-deals3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\easy-deals3\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by easy-deals3

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\easy-deals3\utils.exe
MD5:eaecfe248d7939d5ef22c690a9f05029
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-2.exe (by adassistent) - easy-deals3 (easy-deals3 exe)
  • (Malware detected) 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-3.exe (by adassistent)
  • (Malware detected) 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-5.exe
  • easy-deals3-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) easy-deals3-bho.dll - easy-deals3 BHO
  • (Malware detected) easy-deals3-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) easy-deals3-codedownloader.exe
  • 39994.crx
  • 39994.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • easy-deals3-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'easy-deals3' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311991194} (CrossriderApp0039994).
  • easy-deals3-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'easy-deals3' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311991194} (CrossriderApp0039994).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • easy-deals3-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-1.
  • 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-5.
  • 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-4.
  • 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-3.
  • 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2498c771-38e6-4940-8dce-eb55fa2ac5b9-2.

How do I remove easy-deals3?

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Or, you can uninstall easy-deals3 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 easy-deals3, 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 easy-deals3.
  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 easy-deals3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win XP 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 8 32.14%
Windows XP 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.86%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 8.1 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.53%
  Brazil 31.58%
  Canada 2.63%
  France 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.74%
Dell 18.52%
Hewlett-Packard 14.81%
Lenovo 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
Sony 3.70%
MSI 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
ASUS 3.70%
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