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Should I remove Services x86?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,758
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.55 days
635.68 days >
Average installed length: 334.00 days


VersionDistribution 44.33% 34.00% 21.67%

Services x86

What is Services x86?

Services x86 is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.
- Prevents other applications from changing the toolbar settings.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Services x86Gui.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 5.86 MB (6,141,888 bytes).

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
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Services x86.
Services x86.dll (9a69d03843923265ed86aa3010522faf) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.H
Bkav FE W32.Clod68d.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9921 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Win32.CouponCompanion
K7 AntiVirus 13.1712358 Trojan
K7GW 13.1712358 Trojan ( 0048c1901 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.12 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 30148 Crossrider (fs)
Services x86-bho.dll (50bd025e6b2f21b2c4929468ca7d3f4f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ag
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 8965 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07JO13
VIPRE Antivirus 22710 Crossrider (fs)
Uninstall.exe (67233fd4e2eaba686721fb1438ed6303) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:Crossrider-C [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.22
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Packed.Win32.ScrambleWrapper.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8176 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.A
G Data 22 Win32:Adware-gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0304
       View all 22 all detections
Services x86 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\services x86
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Services x86\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Services x86

Program executable:Services x86Gui.exe
Name:Services x86
Services x86 exe
Path:C:\Program Files\services x86\Services x86Gui.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Services x86.dll - Services x86 (Services x86 BHO)
  • Services x86.exe - Services x86 exe
  • Services x8664.exe
  • Services x86-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Services x86-bho.dll
  • Services x86-buttonutil.exe
  • Services x86-buttonutil64.exe
  • Services x86-codedownloader.exe
  • Services x86Gui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Services x86 Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Services x86.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Services x86' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211701196} (CrossriderApp0027096).
  • Services x86-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Services x86' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211701196} (CrossriderApp0027096).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Services x86.exe
Memory:13 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007256612%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00070174%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002392%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Services x86?

You can uninstall Services x86 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 Services x86, 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 Services x86.
  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 Services x86 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.00%
Windows 10 14.33%
Windows Vista 7.33%
Windows XP 6.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.47%
Windows 7 Professional 14.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.35%
Windows 8 5.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.40% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 60.40%
  MA 15.10%
  United States 6.71%
  DZ 3.36%
  Canada 2.68%
  Germany 2.35%
  TN 2.01%
  Belgium 2.01%
  Luxembourg 1.68%
  United Kingdom 0.67%
  Hong Kong 0.34%
  South Africa 0.34%
  UA 0.34%
  Switzerland 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.64%
Acer 26.76%
Dell 14.08%
ASUS 12.21%
Toshiba 5.16%
Samsung 3.76%
Sony 3.29%
Lenovo 1.88%
Packard Bell 0.94%
Sahara 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.61%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.63%
ASUSTeK X75VD 1.97%


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