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Adware.Crossid

Adware.Crossid

Updated:
July 08, 2016
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Adware.Crossid is a security risk that displays advertisements in certain social networking sites and Web browsers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 04, 2015 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 07, 2012 revision 034
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 04, 2015 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 13, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the security risk is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].ini
  • %Temp%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]Installer_[RANDOM NUMBER].log
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]Installer.log
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Chrome\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].crx
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_0\3
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Uninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]Gui.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].dll
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_0\3

Next, it creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"BundledFirefox" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011221158}\"NoExplorer" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cr_Installer\2258\"InstallationThankYouPage" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\20\"Version" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\17\"Version" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\15\"Version" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\14\"Version" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\13\"Version" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"BundledChrome" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Log\"WriteHelperLogFile" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"GroupId" = "0" =
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"Version" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\"PluginsManifestVersion" = "2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"PlatformVersion" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Code\"NewTabJavaScript" = ""
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"SetNewTab" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"SetHomepage" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"UserConfirmation" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"SetNewTab" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"RunInFrame" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"EnableSearchIE" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"ChangePrevious" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"SetSearch" = "False"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"BgVersion" = "10"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"DisableIe" = "TRUE"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"ThankYouPage" = "TRUE"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"ScriptVersion" = "18"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"subid" = "default"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Log\"LogFilesFolder" = "%UserProfile%\My Documents"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"HelperRunningVersion" = "149"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"CrPublisherId" = "390"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"Version" = "57"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"UpdateInterval" = 0x00000168
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\OpenSearch\"SearchShortName" = "Search The Web"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"SettingsUrl" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"TrustedDomain" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"AddressbarURL" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"CertifiedInstall" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"HomePageUrl" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"Manifest" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"RemoteFbApiUrl" = "na"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cr_Installer\2258\"InstallationUserSettings" =
  • "{"searchUserConifrmation": false, "setSearch": false, "setHomepage": false, "setNewTab": false}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"CrAppId" = "2258"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"ActiveAppId" = "2258"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"Description" = "[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]!"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"DisplayName" = "[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps\"2258" = "[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"Name" = "[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"PublisherName" = "215 Apps"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"Publisher" = "215 Apps"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\OpenSearch\"SearchIcon" = "[http://]crossrider.com/plugin/images/opensea[REMOVED]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\OpenSearch\"SearchUrl" = "[http://]search.crossrider.com/goo[REMOVED]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Manifest\"ThanksUrl" = "[http://]iw.antthis.com/thanky[REMOVED]"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011221158}\InprocServer32\"(Default)" = "%ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].dll"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{22222222-2222-2222-2222-220022222258}\InprocServer32\"(Default)" = "%ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].dll"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{33333333-3333-3333-3333-330033223358}\InprocServer32\"(Default)" = "%ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].dll"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"Folder" = "%ProgramFiles%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011221158}\"AppPath" = "%PROGRAMFILES%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mpfapcdfbbledbojijcbcclmlieaoogk\"path" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Chrome\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].crx"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mpfapcdfbbledbojijcbcclmlieaoogk\"path" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Chrome\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].crx"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011221158}\"AppName" = "[NAME OF SECURITY RISK].exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"DisplayIcon" = "%PROGRAMFILES%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Uninstall.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"UninstallString" = "%PROGRAMFILES%\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Uninstall.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\"AppPluginList" = "17,14,13,20,15"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\"BgPluginList" = "17,14,20"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\"NewTabPluginList" = "17,14,13,20"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\13\"Name" = "CrossriderAppUtils"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\14\"Name" = "CrossriderUtils"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\15\"Name" = "FacebookFFIE"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Plugins\20\"Name" = "IEAppAPIWrapper"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"FullVersion" = "1_18_149_149"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\"DisplayVersion" = "1.18.149.149"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[NAME OF SECURITY RISK]\Installer\"Time" = "1337785237"

The security risk may display advertisements in certain social networking sites.

It may also replace advertisements with its own in Web browsers and collect information about the user, such as IP address, operating system, and Web browser information.

It may connect to the following locations:
  • app-static.crossrider.com
  • crt.usertrust.com
  • stats.crossrider.com
  • crossrider.cotssl.net
  • cotssl.crossrider.com
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.

Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.

Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.

1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.