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Dear Matt and Exterminate it,

Thank you so much. This seems to have fixed the problem. Wow. That virus was in there pretty deep. A*G didn't even identify it. S****t would just freeze up when I tried to run it. But the update from Exterminate It, removed it.

Again, thanks.

Kind Regards,
Rev. Mel C. Montgomery

Brother Mel

CrossAd

How to Remove CrossAd from Your Computer

To completely purge CrossAd from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with CrossAd. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the CrossAd registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove CrossAd from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the CrossAd files and folders,
see How to Delete CrossAd Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete CrossAd Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with CrossAd are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the CrossAd files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@E9438230-A7DF-4D1F-8F2D-CA1D0F0F7924.xpi
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\Extension Rush.job
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@333FCAA580259C96E9C58AE14D10A521333F.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@9AE24AE8E35CBA1530FACB274F6729B19AE2.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Experience Extension
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Experience Extension2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@29D5DFA43675B99477EEDD1D76300FA929D5.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@3F3C141C4D35DE1C76CD59AD73CDE29A3F3C.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Component Touch
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Call Image
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Logo Web
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Food Builder
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Food Builder2
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Food Component
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Component Car
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[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@3B6051910F607C6F4127FCB6EA47244C3B60.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Style Logo2
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[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@03DDF64AC81E94CB86C876DC0EDDC39103DD.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@D4C716BDA76A9B0D805E1EDCDFF149B1D4C7.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@55A3F1B7C2387140103C677C599EB05A55A3.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@3D6FF9B654C45B48739F4FC605A2647A3D6F.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Ball Comp
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Ball Comp2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@1FD2AAB4E5782EB36B1E0806F00F7CFE1FD2.xpi
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\Pool Style.job
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@A3592ADB-854A-443A-854E-EB92130D470D.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@F21002D8CF5D24F304D8891F84E6817FF210.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Rest Extension
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Rest Extension2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@31BA03851B9F57E0FC3BD1142E12B1B631BA.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@99F8F0ABC2281A4BFBBC5F3813B66F4499F8.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Virtual Bus
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Extension Kingdom
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@503980098D3968A8971425E80F7BFC5B5039.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@50F0EABB3854F572C09B1800C135412A50F0.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@69B477B82EE30C38AD1CEBC582B6971B69B4.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@8F8ACC496404CDA8000003FEB12544278F8A.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@D5886CEB447D5114478A04CC4DD4CE9AD588.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Browser Max2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@0971053883C39448360E803FAEF6A9370971.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@5284C174E34BEEA635865F2132FB14FA5284.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@C62A8DF572E02B7B9882CD67B530D488C62A.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@4F0872BED01BEB215210ED90DD6A64B14F08.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@13727862003981BB960BD4DE0CCB71281372.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Comp Total
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Comp Total2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@7987A6DACB19E1187E26461A2D8B7E557987.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@26AD48AE39D44F6C4A4EB14557E09F8726AD.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@AB455528E7C0BF224CAA753850A31DE2AB45.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@97F7E5E83771BD3609B36AF5FD0D207B97F7.xpi
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[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@635D2F68F1FB6F44AB972961A739832B635D.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@8701747F28EECAD1BB6EFF424C804EEA8701.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@A0A2098E16E3B9D1A2320AC4BCFD7C05A0A2.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Car Style
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Car Style2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@9D7334EB2E1FA249199A5F713B9BEE8C9D73.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Diner Extension
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@1DF99753B3FC3EE50197EEC64EE9A42C1DF9.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@0737C7CC26BB987B9C7DF6761E139B9F0737.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@0EA947AC070FD1F8C2995BF7B4B5588E0EA9.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Full Battery2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@3074BB1A03A71DC450E9FEDE6ED76E1C3074.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@2E9AC7C75A3642DAED1FE16666D29ED12E9A.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@570268C4118C3063A6CEB3EBF1DE73895702.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Beach Web
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Beach Web2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@DBBEA7FF6CE36AEAB618653EC8686A18DBBE.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@DB8040E923296F5C6794CBC68FDA938CDB80.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@D6D44854177E666C161AABCC4C6AD84AD6D4.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Image Pool
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Comp Experience
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Type Drawing
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Food Web2
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@2B3A7C6E1F7DDCB5A69D963DDE68C5DF2B3A.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@0431DD87EF7D8A9A8CAD41D9C664B5D00431.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@57FE16A40D6012CA48BD208FCBDB8D8F57FE.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@D77135F0CAFB8AE27287C1CEBB6CF2F1D771.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@6CCB1B913A2F063ABBD40D7ED86FA5176CCB.xpi
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\Rush Builder2.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\Pool Virtual.job
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@7B78A42AD407A0D4F0C4225359DF91467B78.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@0F2C4FE580EB3F4554A8669D002E43BD0F2C.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@2CF4E7D366AD109560741EE6896BD6562CF4.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@D781FF62C0C50D2A7D0042C695362AC7D781.xpi
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Call Image2
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\Beach Comp.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\Touch Builder
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@6EB2CA3D01344743EFB6C4F34D4C32EB6EB2.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@805E9978CD2BEAD4B699192C1BD5A325805E.xpi
[%APPDATA%]\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\Extensions\@9CC77DCF571F3887429E245A14FBAD839CC7.xpi

How to Remove CrossAd from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove CrossAd from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with CrossAd, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the CrossAd registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
Registry Keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Virtual Kingdom
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Experience Extension2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Experience Extension
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Component Touch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Call Image
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Logo Web
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{5F2AF92E-9CEE-4C29-B018-905435811ACB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{1188FBFB-960E-4B22-8A8F-88E9B2A8A5D2}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{66D3A77D-15E1-4609-835C-544B39221BAF}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Food Builder2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Food Builder
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Food Component
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Component Car
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Style Logo2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ball Comp2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ball Comp
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Rest Extension2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Rest Extension
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Virtual Bus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Extension Kingdom
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Browser Max2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Comp Total
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{33128F76-B2EA-4CA0-AF81-50D9D3508928}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{24E369D7-212F-45E8-A3EA-788B010A27FC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Comp Total2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Car Style2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Car Style
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Diner Extension
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{B146AB41-8558-4124-A305-39A225F66A46}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{3058DDF3-F1B3-443A-9C97-B221E4BCB5B9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Full Battery2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Full Battery
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Beach Web2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Beach Web
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Image Pool
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Comp Experience
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{136811D6-52DB-4029-8884-0398E5B1F108}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Type Drawing
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{AF993FCF-A82F-41E3-B30C-33A9403CC89F}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{43F042A5-9413-4673-A64F-1F154D51731B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Food Web2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Food Web
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Component Experience
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Call Image2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{52CE4AE1-BC1E-4385-9838-F5EA58859CD3}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Touch Builder
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{6681D81E-40E1-4AAF-97A9-24491F7F22D3}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Extension Rush
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Rest Browser2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Rest Browser
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Cooking Component2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Cooking Component
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Comp Car2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Comp Car
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Kingdom Component
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ball Extension
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Rush Component
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ball Form
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Video Car

Adware

Software that is designed to launch advertisements, frequently pop-up ads, on a user’s computer and/or to redirect search results to promotional Web sites. Adware programs are often built into freeware or shareware programs, where the adware creates an indirect ‘charge’ for using the free program. Sometimes a trojan can silently download an adware program from a Web site and install it onto a user’s machine.

Hacker tools, or Browser Hijackers, can also download an adware program by exploiting a web browser’s vulnerability. Browser Hijackers may tamper with the browser settings, redirect incorrect or incomplete URLs to unwanted Web sites, or change the default home page. They can also re-direct a user’s searches to “pay-to-view” (often pornographic) Web sites.

Typically, many adware programs do not leave any marks of their presence in the system: they are not listed on Start | Programs; they add no icons to the system tray; and they don’t show up on the task list. In addition, adware programs seldom provide an uninstallation procedure, and attempts at manually removing them frequently result in failure of the original carrier program.

Be Aware of the Following Adware Threats:

Adult.Content, Kidda, Adware.BitLocker.dr, Dubfouf, BlazeFind.

How Did My PC Get Infected with CrossAd?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with CrossAd:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like CrossAd. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like CrossAd.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including CrossAd, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting CrossAd^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with CrossAd:

PC is working very slowly

CrossAd can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with CrossAd.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

CrossAd can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. CrossAd may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

CrossAd may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

CrossAd may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.