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Should I remove HDvid Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,160
United States Rank #19,220
Reach 0.0414%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.54 days
546.96 days >
Average installed length: 287.39 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.1.21 39.14%
1.31.153.0 42.93%
1.30.153.0 17.93%

HDvid Codec V6.0

What is HDvid Codec?

The software uses the Installdaddy install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. Installdaddy is a software network that enables software developers to distribute their software and earn money in the process.

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Overview

The most used version is 1.31.153.0, 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 main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 2.16 MB (2,260,499 bytes). HDvid Codec V6.0-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

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
  • Starts automatically
  • 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
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HDvid Codec.
HDvid Codec V6.0-codedownloader.exe (e9fb54d1e243db41d60a46f1e2e0c82e) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Adware.Generic.909843
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
avast! 2014.9-141121 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic5
Avira 7.11.184.22 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141121 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.83
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1625 Adware.Generic.909843
Comodo Security 20051 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0325 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.21.12 Adware.Generic.909843
ESET-NOD32 8.10704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.T
Fortinet FortiGate 11/21/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/A-f837d5f1
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Adware.Generic.909843
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.Generic.909843
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13965 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.13972 Trojan ( 00494ca01 )
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.12 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!E9FB54D1E243
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.hh
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.975 Adware.Generic.909843
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvxsxs
Panda Antivirus 14.11.21.12 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 10.465.21 TROJ_GEN.R0E6C0EH114
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.R0E6C0EH114
VIPRE Antivirus 34702 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.553984.A
Zillya 2.0.0.1980 Adware.Lyckriks.Win32.571
HDvid Codec V6.0-firefoxinstaller.exe (e78bfd46621a18d36a81f1e1252e6727) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.906165
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.ANDB
Avira 7.11.184.22 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyrics.71
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.906165
Comodo Security 20051 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.Generic.906165 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.906165
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.906165
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13965 Trojan ( 004958cc1 )
K7GW 9.185.13972 Trojan ( 004958cc1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!E78BFD46621A
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.906165
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvxobz
Norman 7.04.04 Suspicious_Gen4.FWERJ
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CL
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OE314
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OE314
VIPRE Antivirus 34702 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.932352
Zillya 2.0.0.1980 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.43658
HDvid Codec V6.0-updater.exe (68f2537b8c655429792c076360f96049) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.909573
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.ANDC
Avira 7.11.185.104 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.W
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.909573
Comodo Security 20070 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.Generic.909573 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10720 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.909573
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.909573
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.v.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 RDN/Generic PUP.x!b2z
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.fh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.909573
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvebvp
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OF314
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OF314
VIPRE Antivirus 34760 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.379392.A
HDvid Codec V6.0-enabler.exe (92a2dfc68ac17806bccd017d3f2951e2) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.905965
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.ANLT
Avira 7.11.185.104 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.CrossRider.bX
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.905965
Comodo Security 20070 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.7196
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.Generic.905965 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10720 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AV
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.905965
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.905965
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 RDN/Generic PUP.x!c2y
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.fh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.905965
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cypocb
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0E6C0OFB14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0E6C0OFB14
VIPRE Antivirus 34760 Crossrider (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.399360.F
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.Lyckriks.Win32.630
HDvid Codec V6.0-chromeinstaller.exe (7895cb69c01ef38dc946153a12a35bac) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
Avira 7.11.184.224 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4.0 Win.Trojan.11308543
Comodo Security 20065 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10712 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13993 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
K7GW 9.185.13994 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!7895CB69C01E
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.gh
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.PUP.csscah
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05JA14
VIPRE Antivirus 34732 Crossrider (fs)
HDvid Codec V6.0-bho.dll (023688d099812d7badc72d63c8ff259d) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.at
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ff
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.mk
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.mk.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R01ZH07AN14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25746 Crossrider (fs)
HDvid Codec V6.0-bho64.dll (73b397bf0869b1bde24a4820209a54a0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.B
ESET-NOD32 9459 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.C
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26758 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 152 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdvid codec v6.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HDvid Codec V6.0\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 2.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDvid Codec V6.0

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hdvid codec v6.0\utils.exe
MD5:e1751e4e73d06457249d1fcf8337e3b1
Additional files:
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-bg.exe - HDvid Codec V6.0 (HDvid Codec V6.0 exe)
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-bho.dll - HDvid Codec V6.0 BHO
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-bho64.dll
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-buttonutil.exe
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V6.0-updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDvid Codec V6.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411591171} (CrossriderApp0045971).
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDvid Codec V6.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411591171} (CrossriderApp0045971).
Scheduled Task
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_HDvid Codec V6.0-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V6.0-updater.
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V6.0-enabler.
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V6.0-chromeinstaller.
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V6.0-codedownloader.
  • HDvid Codec V6.0-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V6.0-firefoxinstaller.

How do I remove HDvid Codec?

Quickly and completely remove HDvid Codec V6.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall HDvid Codec 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 HDvid Codec V6.0, 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 HDvid Codec.
  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 HDvid Codec V6.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.86%
Windows 8 29.95%
Windows XP 6.88%
Windows Vista 4.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.71%
Windows 8.1 10.59%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows 8 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.04% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 22.04%
  United States 14.07%
  Spain 6.30%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  Israel 3.89%
  Mexico 3.70%
  Germany 2.22%
  Brazil 2.04%
  Argentina 2.04%
  Hungary 1.85%
  Greece 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%
  Colombia 1.48%
  Romania 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Acer 18.43%
Dell 11.36%
Samsung 11.11%
ASUS 10.35%
Toshiba 7.58%
GIGABYTE 5.05%
Lenovo 3.03%
Intel 1.77%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.67%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 2.86%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.86%
INTEL DG31PR 1.90%

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