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Should I remove Plus-HD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.3.6 75.00%
1.27.153.0 25.00%

Plus-HD

What is Plus-HD?

Plus HD is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

The software will inject a number of advertisements in the user's web browser. From the EULA: "The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. The Software is free to use and sponsored by advertising. The use of the Software may cause additional ads to appear when browsing certain websites. These may include, price comparison ads, coupons, pop-unders/ups, banner, inline text or transitional ads, etc."

About  (from Kimahri Software inc)

Plus HD is an add-on for your Internet browser that enhances your online experience by displaying videos in their highest quality format available. Safe and free to download, Plus HD works with all major browsers and does not affect the performance of your Internet.
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Plus-HD.
Plus-HD-updater.exe (f65547e2670ac198e82790e171e61e1f) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clod917.Trojan
Dr.Web 9.0.0.063 Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 8.9114 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7202 Artemis!F65547E2670A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7202 Artemis!F65547E2670A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.63 TROJ_GEN.F47V1023
VIPRE Antivirus 23858 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-bho.dll (e270f2ffdf746c3654da7200af39320f) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANTN
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.Z
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9681 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Z
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.fy
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!E270F2FFDF74
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E270F2FFDF74
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0406
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 28262 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-codedownloader.exe (3c69ddc51a16f662ca0767c6dadaf55f) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AA
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.7913
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9681 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Gen.AdWare.Plush
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!3C69DDC51A16
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3C69DDC51A16
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Dropper.c9f
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0331
VIPRE Antivirus 28262 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-firefoxinstaller.exe (4e0e5f205c35560b8b6a7410573e5080) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.aai
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.7916
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4E0E5F205C35
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4E0E5F205C35
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwbkul
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0403
VIPRE Antivirus 29416 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-enabler.exe (073b5cfbb0ce1563cd67158df3784cf4) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9681 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Gen.AdWare.Plush
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0407
VIPRE Antivirus 28262 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-validator.exe (aee0e04df98d9d9236b374f2cfaa1ad1) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 28262 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-chromeinstaller.exe (08de6921ca3d8c0d9c1e5373a2194fa9) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clod344.Trojan.731b
ESET-NOD32 9114 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!08DE6921CA3D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!08DE6921CA3D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1023
VIPRE Antivirus 23858 Crossrider (fs)
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Plus-HD 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 Plus-HD.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plus HD
URL: plus-hd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus-HD

Program executable:Plus-HD-updater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Plus-HD
Plus-HD exe
Path:C:\Program Files\plus-hd\Plus-HD-updater.exe
MD5:f65547e2670ac198e82790e171e61e1f
Additional files:
  • Plus-HD-bg.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD (Plus-HD exe)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-bho.dll (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD BHO
  • Plus-HD-bho64.dll
  • Plus-HD-buttonutil.exe
  • Plus-HD-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-validator.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Plus-HD Installer
  • utils.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Plus-HD-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311041143} (CrossriderApp0030443).
6 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Plus-HD-validator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-validator.
  • Plus-HD-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-updater.
  • Plus-HD-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-firefoxinstaller.
  • Plus-HD-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-enabler.
  • Plus-HD-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-codedownloader.
  • Plus-HD-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove Plus-HD?

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Or, you can uninstall Plus-HD 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 Plus-HD, 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 Plus-HD.
  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 Plus-HD you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Toshiba 33.33%

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