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Should I remove Ultra Downloads Notifier?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 77.25 days
591.36 days >
Average installed length: 310.72 days


VersionDistribution 12.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 60.00% 12.00%

Ultra Downloads Notifier

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What is Ultra Downloads Notifier?

Ultra Downloads Notifier is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The program is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar/extension performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search as well as other ad-supported techniques.

- Changes the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changes the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.


The most common release is, 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. The primary executable is named utils.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 5.96 MB (6,245,072 bytes). The installed file Ultra Downloads Notifier-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
  • Starts automatically
  • 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Ultra Downloads Notifier.
Ultra Downloads Notifier-bho.dll (b1fde7450475fe3d7d90e3220f5b4ea0) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1068 Adware.Generic.616476
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.598528.25
AVG 2015.0.3546 Generic5
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.616476
Bkav FE W32.Clodd68.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Lyckriks.lb (Not a Virus)
CMC Antivirus AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks!O
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.616476
ESET-NOD32 8.9488 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 3/4/2014 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.2014-04-03_3 Adware.Generic.616476
G Data 14.3.24 Adware.Generic.616476
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11302 Riskware
K7GW 13.176.11302 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.03 PUP.Optional.UltraDownloads.A
McAfee 5600.7202 Artemis!B1FDE7450475
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7202 Artemis!B1FDE7450475
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.616476
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.cqrozn
Symantec 3/4/2014 rev. 3 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 10.465.04 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OA914
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.63 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OA914
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 26962 Crossrider (fs)
Ultra Downloads Notifier-updater.exe (ac195a068ed91b640dbd2b94a6f18004) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AVG Generic_r.GS
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AddLyrics.AK (B)
ESET-NOD32 9412 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
G Data 24 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.ultradownloads.A
McAfee Artemis!AC195A068ED9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AC195A068ED9
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AddLyrics.AK
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cssnin
nProtect 2014-02-12.01 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R002H05AL14
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Crossrider (fs)
Ultra Downloads Notifier-chromeinstaller.exe (507d7a7a516d808cf0763b6b13606440) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AIIQ
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.UltraDownloads.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!507D7A7A516D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!507D7A7A516D
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Crossrider (fs)
Ultra Downloads Notifier-enabler.exe (258b27c8f068912c7f2f33092063452b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.UltraDownloads.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 25970 Crossrider (fs)
Ultra Downloads Notifier-codedownloader.exe (38cf1a3c6b01ef2474c1c942881f3a41) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.UltraDownloads.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 25970 Crossrider (fs)
Ultra Downloads Notifier-firefoxinstaller.exe (62724942c4b6dde96dfed69afa030379) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.UltraDownloads.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 25970 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ultradownloads
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ultra downloads notifier
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ultra Downloads Notifier\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 5.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ultra Downloads Notifier

Program executable:utils.exe
Name:Ultra Downloads Notifier
Ultra Downloads Notifier Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\ultra downloads notifier\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-bg.exe (by ultradownloads) - Ultra Downloads Notifier (Ultra Downloads Notifier exe)
  • (Malware detected) Ultra Downloads Notifier-bho.dll (by ultradownloads) - Ultra Downloads Notifier BHO
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-bho64.dll
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-buttonutil.exe
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Ultra Downloads Notifier-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Ultra Downloads Notifier-codedownloader.exe
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-enabler.exe
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Ultra Downloads Notifier-updater.exe
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-buttonutil.dll
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ultra Downloads Notifier' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311801194} (CrossriderApp0038094).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ultra Downloads Notifier-chromeinstaller.
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ultra Downloads Notifier-updater.
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ultra Downloads Notifier-firefoxinstaller.
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ultra Downloads Notifier-enabler.
  • Ultra Downloads Notifier-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ultra Downloads Notifier-codedownloader.

How do I remove Ultra Downloads Notifier?

Quickly and completely remove Ultra Downloads Notifier from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove Ultra Downloads Notifier from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Ultra Downloads Notifier 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 Ultra Downloads Notifier, 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 Ultra Downloads Notifier.
  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 Ultra Downloads Notifier you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 10 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Starter 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 55.17%
  United States 17.24%
  Portugal 10.34%
  France 3.45%
  Mexico 3.45%
  Venezuela 3.45%
  CV 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.43%
Acer 26.09%
Dell 13.04%
Toshiba 8.70%
Lenovo 8.70%
ASUS 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
Common models
Samsung Q470C/500P4C 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP Compaq 6910p 4.76%
Dell Inspiron N4050 4.76%
BIOSTAR Group G31-M7 TE 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2207ep 4.76%


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