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Should I remove media enhance?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,913
United States Rank #12,832
Reach 0.0295%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.67 days
137.86 days >
Average installed length: 72.44 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.3.17 46.32%
1.34.3.6 53.68%

media enhance

What is media enhance?

Media Enhance is an ad-supported browser extension (adware), and when a user downloads the Plugin they will see various types of advertisements displayed through the
browser as they visit various web sites. The browser toolbar/extension displays several basic types of advertising: sponsored links, traditional display
advertisements, such as banner ads, pop-unders and coupons, and targeted ads and may sometimes appear as in-text advertising and may also be displayed in
response to keyword searches.

About  (from Kimahri Software inc)

As part of the installing of the Extensions, Licensors may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. This change if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following; the homepage of your Internet Browser, the...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.34.3.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. 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 8.22 MB (8,623,186 bytes). The installed file media enhance-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

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
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in media enhance.
utils.exe (2ee5cd85dbac8ca9d8873f1ff885e466) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 N PUP/Win32.Adware
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.E
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 HW32.CDB
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.Crossrider.4780
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AB
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11833 Trojan
K7GW 13.176.11833 Trojan ( 004973ed1 )
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.10 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!2EE5CD85DBAC
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!2EE5CD85DBAC
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0314
media enhance-codedownloader.exe (4086760bd5b5e6588263ba60af4698b7) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Agent.NZH
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.APHA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.NZH
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.7193
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Agent.NZH (B)
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NZH
G Data 24 Adware.Agent.NZH
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Trojan ( 004965781 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Trojan ( 004965781 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.v.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!4086760BD5B5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!4086760BD5B5
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Agent.NZH
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59492 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwhmph
nProtect 2014-04-21.01 Adware.Agent.NZH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0312
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 Crossrider (fs)
media enhance-bho.dll (e33e76614a41ef2e5d6a768801c3f847) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.Generic.11136207
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.APJQ
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11136207
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Trojan.Generic.11136207 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11136207
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11136207
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11684 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.176.11684 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!E33E76614A41
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!E33E76614A41
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.Generic.11136207
nProtect 2014-04-07.01 Trojan.Generic.11136207
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/MediaEnhance
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MEDEN
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MEDEN
VIPRE Antivirus 28115 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.501760.B
media enhance-enabler.exe (c29388fc76a8ba5f0c2062a40d0d29b8) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.Generic.11159997
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.APNE
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyrics.71
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11159997
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Trojan.Generic.11159997 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/CrossR
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11159997
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11159997
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11806 Trojan ( 004985a61 )
K7GW 9.176.11806 Trojan ( 004985a61 )
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!C29388FC76A8
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!C29388FC76A8
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.Generic.11159997
nProtect 2014-04-20.01 Trojan.Generic.11159997
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOH0DJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 28442 Crossrider (fs)
media enhance-bho64.dll (1222c711803a031b92e186bfb2df4ebd) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 14.0.0.3931 MultiBundle.S
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.D
ESET-NOD32 9791 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.D
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!1222C711803A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!1222C711803A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MEDEN
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MEDEN
VIPRE Antivirus 29150 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.673792
media enhance-chromeinstaller.exe (46ea9ecb5a125010b5f9933cfbfbf25c) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!46EA9ECB5A12
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!46EA9ECB5A12
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/MediaEnhance
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MEDEN
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MEDEN
VIPRE Antivirus 28128 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.1886208
media enhance-updater.exe (1b6878a8d0b7b4231782c55bd1c4ac11) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.APPS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyrics.71
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MEDEN
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MEDEN
VIPRE Antivirus 27856 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.330752.R
media enhance-firefoxinstaller.exe (8d55ccf3b92d0fbe22d995ada2cc6bff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyrics.71
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05CH14
VIPRE Antivirus 27664 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.820224.C
       View all 102 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: freeven
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\media enhance
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\media enhance-BrowserExtensionUninstall\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 8.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by media enhance

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\media enhance\utils.exe
MD5:2ee5cd85dbac8ca9d8873f1ff885e466
Additional files:
  • media enhance-bg.exe (by freeven) - media enhance (media enhance exe)
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-bho.dll (by freeven) - media enhance BHO
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) media enhance-updater.exe
  • 44150.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • media enhance-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'media enhance' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411150} (CrossriderApp0044150).
  • media enhance-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'media enhance' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411150} (CrossriderApp0044150).
Scheduled Task
  • media enhance-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_media enhance-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • media enhance-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named media enhance-enabler.
  • media enhance-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named media enhance-chromeinstaller.
  • media enhance-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named media enhance-updater.
  • media enhance-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named media enhance-firefoxinstaller.
  • media enhance-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named media enhance-codedownloader.

How do I remove media enhance?

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Or, you can uninstall media enhance 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 media enhance, 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 media enhance.
  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 media enhance you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.58%
Windows 8 22.94%
Windows Vista 10.82%
Windows XP 8.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.61%
Windows 8 11.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.82%
Windows 8.1 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 8.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.28%
  France 17.07%
  Italy 14.23%
  Germany 5.69%
  United Kingdom 5.28%
  Spain 4.07%
  Canada 3.66%
  Australia 2.03%
  Mexico 1.22%
  Argentina 0.41%
  Brazil 0.41%
  CY 0.41%
  DZ 0.41%
  Egypt 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.85%
Acer 18.24%
Dell 15.09%
ASUS 8.18%
Toshiba 6.92%
Samsung 5.03%
Lenovo 4.40%
Sony 3.77%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Medion 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.00%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.33%
HP G61 Notebook PC 2.50%
ASUSTeK X502CA 1.67%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.67%

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