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Should I remove ImageZoom.org?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,108
United States Rank #16,097
Reach 0.0070%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.86 days
880.75 days >
Average installed length: 462.77 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is ImageZoom.org?

ImageZoom is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ImageZoom.org.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.15 MB (3,301,255 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ImageZoom.org.
ImageZoom.org.exe (401e8872b161942f972dcf57900512c3) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.E
ESET-NOD32 7.8892 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
VIPRE Antivirus 22208 Crossrider (fs)
ImageZoom.org-bg.exe (8895772b2625f3388622c869d86623a3) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.NNP
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ANF
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Agent.NNP
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Agent-2199
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NNP (B)
ESET-NOD32 9271 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NNP
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10794 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 RDN/Generic PUP.z!dp
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.z!dp
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.crbipj
nProtect 2014-01-09.01 Adware.Agent.NNP
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.145DDF6D!341696365
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06A514
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25260 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.907648
ImageZoom.org.dll (8bb6861eb5cbb16db69f655d83058822) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.aAsA
ESET-NOD32 8962 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Toolbar.Win32.CrossRider
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!8BB6861EB5CB
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8BB6861EB5CB
Sophos 4.94.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 22700 Crossrider (fs)
ButtonUtil.dll (498cc813cf43cc568ccb34d2bfc5d44b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ImageZoom.orgGui.exe (5f6e5002a14f3b76c750b8a6f40d3d59) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
eSafe Win32.Trojan
       View all 37 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\imagezoom.org
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ImageZoom.org\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ImageZoom.org

Program executable:ImageZoom.org.exe (Malware detected)
ImageZoom.org exe
Path:C:\Program Files\imagezoom.org\ImageZoom.org.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ImageZoom.org.dll - ImageZoom.org (ImageZoom.org BHO)
  • (Malware detected) ImageZoom.org.exe - ImageZoom.org exe
  • (Malware detected) ImageZoom.org-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) ImageZoom.orgGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - ImageZoom.org Installer
  • (Malware detected) ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ImageZoom.org.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ImageZoom.org' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111581104} (CrossriderApp0015804).

How do I remove ImageZoom.org?

You can uninstall ImageZoom.org 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ImageZoom.org, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ImageZoom.org.
  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 ImageZoom.org you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.26%
Windows Vista 12.41%
Windows XP 9.49%
Windows 10 5.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.96%
Windows 7 Professional 8.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.72%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.50%
  United Kingdom 12.00%
  Canada 5.00%
  Norway 0.50%
  Australia 0.50%
  Russia 0.50%
  Greece 0.50%
  New Zealand 0.50%
  SY 0.50%
  Iran 0.50%
  Netherlands 0.50%
  Jamaica 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.45%
Dell 25.69%
Acer 12.84%
Toshiba 10.09%
ASUS 2.75%
Intel 2.75%
Gateway 1.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.75%
Gateway DX4860 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.83%
Dell Dimension E521 1.83%


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