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VersionDistribution
1.35.3.9 50.00%
1.34.7.29 50.00%

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HD_Quality_v2

Overview

HD_Quality_v2 is a software program developed by Evangelion Group. The most common release is 1.35.3.9, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 12.26 MB (12,851,899 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 8. While about 71% of users of HD_Quality_v2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

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.
  • 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
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HD_Quality_v2
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hd_quality_v2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HD_Quality_v2\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 12.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD_Quality_v2

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hd_quality_v2\utils.exe
MD5:179d7809bfd00a19818069b159d822bf
Additional files:
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-11.exe - HD_Quality_v2 (HD_Quality_v2 exe)
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-2.exe
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-4.exe
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-5.exe
  • HD_Quality_v2-bg.exe
  • HD_Quality_v2-bho.dll - HD_Quality_v2 BHO
  • HD_Quality_v2-bho64.dll
  • HD_Quality_v2-codedownloader.exe
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • SuperSocket.ClientEngine.Common.dll (by SuperSocket) - SuperSocket ClientEngine (SuperSocket.ClientEngine.Common for .Net 2.0)
  • SuperSocket.ClientEngine.Core.dll (by SuperSocket) - SuperSocket.ClientEngine.Core for .NET 2.0
  • SuperSocket.ClientEngine.Protocol.dll - SuperSocket.ClientEngine.Protocol for .NET 2.0
  • WebSocket4Net.dll (by WebSocket4Net) - WebSocket4Net (WebSocket4Net for .NET 2.0)
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HD_Quality_v2-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HD_Quality_v2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611171168} (CrossriderApp0061768).
Scheduled Task
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-4.exe is scheduled as a task named '34365513-71a2-4547-92cd-fc83c144ecb0'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HD_Quality_v2-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-1.
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-5_user.
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-4.
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-11.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-3.
  • d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named d7af74c2-d713-4817-aef3-2be3a9ff7824-2.

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Or, you can uninstall HD_Quality_v2 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 HD_Quality_v2, 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 HD_Quality_v2.
  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 HD_Quality_v2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  United Kingdom 28.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%

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