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Should I remove Plus-HD-?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,468
United States Rank #48,401
Reach 0.0044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.10 days
297.97 days >
Average installed length: 156.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.2.13 79.03%
1.34.1.29 20.97%

Plus-HD-7.6

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.

About  (from FIRSERIA)

Plus HD is an add-on for your Internet browser that enhances your online experience by displaying YouTube 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

The most used version is 1.34.2.13, 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. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 2.76 MB (2,893,925 bytes). Plus-HD-7.6-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
  • 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
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Plus-HD-.
utils.exe (8b1896a69ce5f169b1c36667c54511f1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 HW32.CDB
Symantec 4/22/2014 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
Plus-HD-7.6-bho.dll (2e68535d14bad03741b1265633dac266) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:[email protected]
AhnLab-V3 2015.05.14.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.CroRi.bei
AVG 15.0.0.4342 Crossrider_r.Q
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.V
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:[email protected]
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.93C0
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Kimahrisof.Gen
Comodo Security 22109 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-a650ccbb!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Crossrider1.23056
ESET-NOD32 11623 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.V potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-a650ccbb!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 25 Gen:[email protected]
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.avbg
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15903 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
K7GW 9.203.15903 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!2E68535D14BA
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.1357 Riskware.Win32.CrossRider.deqpgy
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/PlusHD
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.17 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.169D8771!379422577
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK214
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK214
VIPRE Antivirus 40208 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2175 Adware.CroRi.Win32.173
Plus-HD-7.6-updater.exe (2b6ce499d05a344cdd9a807e67246279) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-F [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 Generic5.ANJA
Avira 7.11.178.60 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Comodo Security 19801 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.7209
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10563 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AV
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 004a85bd1 )
K7GW 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 004a85bd1 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!2B6CE499D05A
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP.fh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cxxfxu
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.169B96A8!379295400
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crossrider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJD14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJD14
VIPRE Antivirus 33918 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1955 Adware.CroRi.Win32.453
Plus-HD-7.6-validator.exe (d2efaafb3dd2242ce6f6f0d5105a87c7) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.11.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AP [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.ANIS
Avira 7.11.183.254 Adware/CrossRider.gr
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BY
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Comodo Security 20045 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.31426
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AK
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13965 Trojan ( 0049c2a41 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!D2EFAAFB3DD2
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.th
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Riskware.Win32.CrossRider.dctltf
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NB
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
VIPRE Antivirus 34684 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1980 Adware.CrossRider.Win32.99
Plus-HD-7.6-enabler.exe (2cd144c58b380f8b17940987a0cbf466) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-F [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 Generic5.ANCJ
Avira 7.11.178.60 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Comodo Security 19801 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.7519
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10563 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AV
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 004a85bd1 )
K7GW 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 004a85bd1 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!2CD144C58B38
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.gh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwggpx
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJD14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJD14
VIPRE Antivirus 33918 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1955 Adware.CroRi.Win32.396
Plus-HD-7.6-firefoxinstaller.exe (47d9e81eefb2ce4d2bcc76d25b96aa13) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-F [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 Generic5.ANHX
Avira 7.11.178.60 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.Y
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Comodo Security 19801 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.7192
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10563 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13676 Unwanted-Program ( 004a9d061 )
K7GW 9.183.13676 Unwanted-Program ( 004a9d061 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!47D9E81EEFB2
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwggpo
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJD14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJD14
VIPRE Antivirus 33918 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1955 Backdoor.Klon.Win32.1129
Plus-HD-7.6-codedownloader.exe (019a3aec0722e07ffac79f37ef87f58a) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANKB
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
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 9734 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.X
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
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11907 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11907 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!019A3AEC0722
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!019A3AEC0722
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59608 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwggis
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 28670 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-7.6-bho64.dll (c60ff1d203ebc2a96689bcb07dae528b) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.C
ESET-NOD32 9972 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.C
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!C60FF1D203EB
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!C60FF1D203EB
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0613
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 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.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plus HD
URL: plus-hd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd-7.6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD-7.6\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 2.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus-HD-7.6

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\plus-hd-7.6\utils.exe
MD5:8b1896a69ce5f169b1c36667c54511f1
Additional files:
  • Plus-HD-7.6-bg.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-7.6 (Plus-HD-7.6 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-bho.dll (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-7.6 BHO
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.6-validator.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Plus-HD-7.6-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-7.6' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511071178} (CrossriderApp0050778).
  • Plus-HD-7.6-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-7.6' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511071178} (CrossriderApp0050778).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Plus-HD-7.6-validator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.6-validator.
  • Plus-HD-7.6-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.6-updater.
  • Plus-HD-7.6-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.6-firefoxinstaller.
  • Plus-HD-7.6-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.6-enabler.
  • Plus-HD-7.6-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.6-codedownloader.

How do I remove Plus-HD-?

Quickly and completely remove Plus-HD-7.6 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 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-7.6, 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-7.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.35%
Windows 8 24.19%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Windows XP 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.74%
Windows 7 Professional 14.52%
Windows 8.1 9.68%
Windows Seven Black Editi... 3.23%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.53%
  MA 14.71%
  Brazil 7.35%
  India 7.35%
  Czech Republic 7.35%
  Germany 4.41%
  Canada 4.41%
  Saudi Arabia 4.41%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Egypt 2.94%
  Poland 2.94%
  BH 1.47%
  TN 1.47%
  France 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Acer 20.83%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 14.58%
GIGABYTE 8.33%
Lenovo 6.25%
Medion 4.17%
Intel 2.08%
Gateway 2.08%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.56%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 3.70%
MSI MS-7808 1.85%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.85%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq dc... 1.85%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.85%

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