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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,031
United States Rank #30,900
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.91 days
115.38 days >
Average installed length: 60.62 days

Key Player

What is Key Player?  (from Crossrider Advanced Technologies (Platform))

The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisem...  Read more


Key Player 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). Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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). Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 587.33 KB (601,424 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 98% of users of Key Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Key Player.
KeyPlayer_wd.exe (beea4195c975bd646d0fcc766123b48f) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Application.Generic.606201
Avira AntiVir SPR/Tool.93696
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140530 Win32:Adware-BLC [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3459 Generic5
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.aUzE
Bitdefender Application.Generic.606201
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18263 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
ESET-NOD32 8.9791 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5/30/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-30-05_6 Application.Generic.606201
G Data 14.5.24 Application.Generic.606201
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.AddLyrics
Jiangmin KV140530 Adware/Agent.joo
K7 AntiVirus 13.177.12061 Riskware
K7GW 13.177.12041 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.02 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics
McAfee 5600.7115 Adware-AddLyrics!BEEA4195C975
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Adware-AddLyrics!BEEA4195C975
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.606201
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cxkltd
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.93696.G
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA CB
Symantec 5/30/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.30 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OCR14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OCR14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29154 Adware.Agent
KeyPl.exe (90813a0c6b97e959f53bb26f80ced385) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Generic.631546
Agnitum Outpost PUA.AddLyrics!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BPH [PUP]
AVG Generic5.APJN
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AF
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.631546
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Lyckriks.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18345 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
ESET-NOD32 9855 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AM
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.631546
G Data 24 Application.Generic.631546
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.178.12212 Adware ( 004954491 )
K7GW 9.178.12212 Adware ( 004954491 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.si
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics.A
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.631546
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.cwxpqv
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 AddLyrics
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07E314
VIPRE Antivirus 29664 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
KeyPlayer155.exe (940f30a932cb91cdf59c29f879bbcf5e) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BKB [PUP]
AVG Agent.R
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AD150.A
ESET-NOD32 9748 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.A
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.5c6
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CJ
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 28778 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
KeyPlayer_up.exe (2c70d2b3c460525dde2b68528a455a6e) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Graftor.132098
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Graftor.132098
Comodo Security 17803 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Graftor.132098 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9434 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AF
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Graftor.132098
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Graftor.132098
KeyPlayer157.exe (c658d8c3503d74ac50200f72e6e9a064) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Trojan/Win32.Dropper
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
ESET-NOD32 9591 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.B
McAfee Adware-AddLyrics!C658D8C3503D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!C658D8C3503D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H06CL14
       View all 79 all detections
Key Player has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: KeyPlayer
URL: crossrider.com/pages/extension_eula
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\keyplayer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\KeyPlayer\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 587.33 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Key Player

  • (Malware detected) KeyPlayer_up.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) KeyPl.exe
  • (Malware detected) KeyPlayer_wd.exe
  • (Malware detected) KeyPlayer157.exe
  • 157.crx
  • 157.xpi
  • (Malware detected) KeyPlayer155.exe
  • KeyPlayer152.exe
  • KeyPlayer152_wd.exe
  • KeyPlayer154.exe
  • KeyPlayer158.dll
  • KeyPlayer158.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • KeyPlayer_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Key Player_wd' (runs daily at 10:18 AM).
  • KeyPl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Key Player Update' (runs daily at 1:17 PM).
  • KeyPlayer_up.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Key Player Update' (runs daily at 12:18 PM).
  • KeyPlayer152_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Key Player_wd' (runs daily at 12:29 PM).
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • KeyPl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Key Player Update.
  • KeyPlayer_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Key Player_wd.
  • KeyPlayer_up.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Key Player Update.
  • KeyPlayer152_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Key Player_wd.
5 Services
  • KeyPlayer155.exe runs as a service named 'Key Player' (KeyPlayer).
  • KeyPlayer157.exe runs as a service named 'Key Player' (KeyPlayer).
  • KeyPlayer158.exe runs as a service named 'Key Player' (KeyPlayer).
  • KeyPlayer152.exe runs as a service named 'Key Player' (KeyPlayer) "Key Player".
  • KeyPlayer154.exe runs as a service named 'Key Player' (KeyPlayer) "Key Player".

How do I remove Key Player?

You can uninstall Key Player 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 Key Player, 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 Key Player.
  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 Key Player you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 48%
Win 7 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.48%
Windows 7 45.45%
Windows Vista 6.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 8 12.12%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.62%
  Israel 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Toshiba 21.21%
ASUS 12.12%
Acer 6.06%
Samsung 3.03%
Intel 3.03%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L55-A 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.57%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 3.57%


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