Hello readers. Another day, another blog post. Did something called Hold Page appear on your system? This is a variant of CrossRider that I’ve written about many times before. If you have Hold Page installed on your machine, you will see new add-ons installed in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Nothing was installed in Google Chrome. I’ll show how to remove Hold Page in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
Hold Page is bundled with other software. Bundled means that it is included in another software’s installer. Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as Hold Page by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer and making sure that you have downloaded the software from the official site and not from some third party.
When I find some new bundled software I normally upload it to VirusTotal to verify if the anti-virus progams there detect something suspicious. 11 of the 55 scanners detected the file. The Hold Page files are detected as BrowseFox.F by AVG, Trojan.BPlug.215 by DrWeb and PUP.Optional.HoldPage.A by Malwarebytes.
If you would like to remove HoldPage you can do so with the FreeFixer removal tool. Here’s a few screengrabs from the removal that should help you: You may have to restart your computer to complete the removal.
Hope this helped you solved the HoldPage problem.
I stumbled upon Hold Page while testing out some downloads that are known to bundled lots of unwanted software. Any idea how Hold Page was installed on your machine? Please share your story the comments below. Thank you very much!
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