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Video Stream Helper

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What is Video Stream Helper?

This is an unwanted application that installs as a BHO in Internet Explorer as well as a Chrome and Firefox extension.


Video Stream Helper is a program developed by Crossrider Advanced Technologies (Platform). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Video Stream Helper-buttonutil64.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 2 MB (2,099,656 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Video Stream Helper come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

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 Video Stream Helper.
Video Stream Helper-bho.dll (83908a9690b38835fcfbd877f6a1de7f) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3496 Generic5
Bkav FE W32.Clod569.Trojan
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 8.9599 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11566 Riskware
K7GW 13.176.11567 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.csqmen
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 4/22/2014 rev. 3 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 27766 Crossrider (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plugin
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\video stream helper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Video Stream Helper\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Video Stream Helper

Program executable:Video Stream Helper-buttonutil64.exe
Name:Video Stream Helper
Video Stream Helper exe
Path:C:\Program Files\video stream helper\Video Stream Helper-buttonutil64.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by Plugin) - Video Stream Helper (Video Stream Helper Installer)
  • Video Stream Helper-bg.exe (by Plugin) - Video Stream Helper exe
  • (Malware detected) Video Stream Helper-bho.dll - Video Stream Helper BHO
  • Video Stream Helper-buttonutil.exe
  • Video Stream Helper-buttonutil64.exe
  • Video Stream Helper-codedownloader.exe
  • Video Stream Helper-buttonutil.dll
  • Video Stream Helper-buttonutil64.dll
  • Video Stream Helper-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Video Stream Helper-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Video Stream Helper' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311651152} (CrossriderApp0036552).

How do I remove Video Stream Helper?

Quickly and completely remove Video Stream Helper from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove Video Stream Helper from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Video Stream Helper 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 Video Stream Helper, 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 Video Stream Helper.
  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 Video Stream Helper you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Acer 33.33%


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