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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is HDview?

HDview will modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as hijacking).


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. The main program executable is HDview-bg.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 5.21 MB (5,457,944 bytes).

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HDview.
HDview-bg.exe (b399b9ed5cc9669bd9330c6d17c460f0) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.28 PUP/Win32.MulDrop
Avira AntiVir Adware/CrossRider.A.10797
avast! 2014.9-140806 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAA
ESET-NOD32 8.10012 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AL
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12553 Trojan
K7GW 13.180.12553 Trojan ( 004965781 )
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.AdLoad.dazqut
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0621
VIPRE Antivirus 30734 Crossrider (fs)
HDview-nova.exe (0a5067f48f5686bc8d51264f37c7f476) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.959900
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.11.00 PUP/Win32.Toolbar
Avira AntiVir Adware/CrossRider.A.16404
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic_r.PD
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAE
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.959900
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.959900 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10077 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AE
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.959900
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.959900
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12683 Trojan ( 00499dd31 )
K7GW 9.180.12683 Trojan ( 00499dd31 )
McAfee Artemis!0A5067F48F56
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0A5067F48F56
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.959900
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0703
HDview-codedownloader.exe (c9377d1a0ff7ec6e291632d02968cef6) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11464200
Avira AntiVir Adware/CrossRider.A.16410
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG Generic_r.OE
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAC
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11464200
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.25337
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11464200 (B)
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11464200
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11464200
McAfee Artemis!C9377D1A0FF7
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!C9377D1A0FF7
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11464200
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0703
VIPRE Antivirus 31158 Crossrider (fs)
412f2107-bbad-48f5-a473-42966bf52b04-2.exe (ba0c12caf9c3c31c9446d0288971a829) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.144862
AVG Generic_r.OG
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAC
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.144862
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.144862 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10041 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AJ
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.144862
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.144862
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.144862
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 30928 Crossrider (fs)
HDview-bho.dll (3a770f892024f36ea1486008c62b0967) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/CrossRider.A.11420
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAF
Comodo Security 18716 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10018 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AF
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.446
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0623
VIPRE Antivirus 30800 Crossrider (fs)
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HDview has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove HDview.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ofer
URL: crossrider.com/install/47344-hdview
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HDview
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HDview\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 5.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDview

Program executable:HDview-bg.exe (Malware detected)
HDview exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HDview\HDview-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 412f2107-bbad-48f5-a473-42966bf52b04-2.exe (by ofer) - HDview (HDview exe)
  • (Malware detected) HDview-bg.exe (by ofer)
  • (Malware detected) HDview-bho.dll - HDview BHO
  • HDview-buttonutil.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDview-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDview-nova.exe
  • HDview-buttonutil.dll
  • HDview-buttonutil64.dll
  • HDview-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HDview-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDview' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411731144} (CrossriderApp0047344).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HDview-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 412f2107-bbad-48f5-a473-42966bf52b04-6.
  • HDview-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 412f2107-bbad-48f5-a473-42966bf52b04-7.
  • 412f2107-bbad-48f5-a473-42966bf52b04-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 412f2107-bbad-48f5-a473-42966bf52b04-2.

How do I remove HDview?

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Or, you can uninstall HDview 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 HDview, 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 HDview.
  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 HDview you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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