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Should I remove Strongvault?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Strongvault?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users 500MBs of free online file backup, with the ability to share files with anyone, anywhere."

About  (from Stronghold.com)

Strongvault makes backup easy with intelligent system scans that locate and secure your important files, even if they are buried deep in your system. With Strongvault, you never need to fuss with complicated setup screens. Faster backup means less slowdown on your system. Tests backing up the same 20.2 GB of data showe...  Read more


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is StrongvaultGui.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 5.13 MB (5,381,195 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
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Strongvault.
StrongvaultGui.exe (92dca46bcc269693ed7eec6d6541a67c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Symantec 10/22/2013 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
Strongvault-bg.exe (22c9ee20c6f4848e718783c2331fbee6) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.NNP
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.E
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 Trojan ( 0048c1901 )
K7GW 9.175.10794 Trojan ( 0048c1901 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!22C9EE20C6F4
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!22C9EE20C6F4
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.crbipj
Norman 7.03.02 Agent.AUXLD
nProtect 2014-01-09.01 Adware.Agent.NNP
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOH0KD13
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25262 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.907648
Uninstall.exe (52fdc36608e577c7d43fa2d0992c94f1) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.H
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Agent.NNP
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NNP (B)
ESET-NOD32 9098 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.B
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NNP
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NNP
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
K7GW 9.174.10319 Trojan ( 0048c1901 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 VIRUS_UNKNOWN
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 RDN/Generic PUP.x!bl3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-SFX.G
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NNP
Norman 7.02.06 Agent.AUXLD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.ADH.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.RCBCOF9
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBCOF9
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 23750 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Strongvault.dll (d4c73deeb307ab7f071704e938e18d75) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
ESET-NOD32 7881 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
ButtonUtil.dll (e2df748995c7bafb71749a7cb65781bd) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 49 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Stronghold
URL: strongvaultfree.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\strongvault
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Strongvault\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Strongvault

Program executable:StrongvaultGui.exe (Malware detected)
Strongvault exe
Path:C:\Program Files\strongvault\StrongvaultGui.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Strongvault.dll - Strongvault (Strongvault BHO)
  • (Malware detected) Strongvault-bg.exe - Strongvault exe
  • (Malware detected) StrongvaultGui.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - Strongvault Installer
  • (Malware detected) ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Strongvault.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Strongvault' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111121159} (CrossriderApp0011259).

How do I remove Strongvault?

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

Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 25.00%
HP-Pavilion NY428AA-ABA p... 25.00%
Dell Vostro 230 25.00%
Acer Aspire 5736Z 25.00%

About (from Stronghold.com, LLC)

The integrity of the Strongvault system goes beyond simply keeping data safe. You'll find excellence throughout your experience.
Publisher URL: strongvaultfree.com

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blehover a year ago
Definitely a virus. I keep getting a bunch of annoying popups. Uninstall it.