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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,771
United States Rank #30,905
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 156.60 days
783.84 days >
Average installed length: 411.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.2.13 23.68%
1.34.1.29 76.32%

Plus-HD-7.7

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 common release is 1.34.1.29, 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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. 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 12 files and is usually about 4.19 MB (4,393,884 bytes). The installed file Plus-HD-7.7-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • 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
  • Known to 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 (0ee3641c5d77f00d8db833584cfdb275) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 HW32.CDB
ESET-NOD32 8.9470 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.D
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
Symantec 8/25/2014 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
Plus-HD-7.7-bho.dll (6fe846e7f402de58da85185df330f303) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AhnLab-V3 2015.05.20.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.CroRi.bei
AVG 15.0.0.4347 Crossrider_r.Q
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/CrossRider.A.1100
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 22176 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-a650ccbb!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Crossrider1.23056
ESET-NOD32 11651 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 9.204.15963 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
K7GW 9.204.15960 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!6FE846E7F402
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
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.436
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Crossid
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.9
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJH14
VIPRE Antivirus 40382 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2183 Adware.CroRi.Win32.173
Plus-HD-7.7-codedownloader.exe (9080331329d801e0aad0b00aaf1d1fe4) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AhnLab-V3 2015.05.11.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.CroRi.bei
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4342 Generic5.ANCK
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.T
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:[email protected]
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.93C0
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Kimahrisof.Gen
Comodo Security 22070 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-a64d6097!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Crossrider1.23056
ESET-NOD32 11605 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.T potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-a64d6097!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 25 Gen:[email protected]
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.om
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15861 Unwanted-Program ( 004ae5c51 )
K7GW 9.203.15861 Unwanted-Program ( 004ae5c51 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!9080331329D8
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.1357 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvxsxs
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.60f
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Crossid
Total Defense 37.1.62.1 Heur/Adware.ZAGX!suspicious
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJJ14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 40126 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2174 Adware.Lyckriks.Win32.571
Plus-HD-7.7-firefoxinstaller.exe (1dca6f8008b335814be4dc4c530bb12f) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.13.00 Win-PUP/CrossRider
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.ANDB
Avira 7.11.184.252 Adware/CrossRider.A.442
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.S
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Comodo Security 20070 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10716 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
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 9.185.13993 Unwanted-Program ( 004a9d061 )
K7GW 9.185.13994 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!1DCA6F8008B3
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvxobz
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.bdb
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BJ
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJH14
VIPRE Antivirus 34748 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1981 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.43658
Plus-HD-7.7-updater.exe (0cce6876be3e0411eded3f74554b3550) has been flagged by the following 22 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!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.160 Adware/CrossRider.A.447
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Generic5.ANDC
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.W
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9823 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
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!0CCE6876BE3E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0CCE6876BE3E
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvebvp
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0205
VIPRE Antivirus 29410 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-7.7-enabler.exe (46faf568da3e4b0c24178005063e3952) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANDA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.W
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9610 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
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!46FAF568DA3E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!46FAF568DA3E
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LJ
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0214
VIPRE Antivirus 27818 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-7.7-validator.exe (83b68cad56ef8e31226e7ec042f0d78d) has been flagged by the following 16 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!
AVG 14.0.0.3972 Generic5.ANDD
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.Y
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
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
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!83B68CAD56EF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!83B68CAD56EF
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 30652 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-7.7-bho64.dll (42bd2947c075bf29866f3a83e0a8519f) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.164.66 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.16 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.C
ESET-NOD32 10164 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.C
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!42BD2947C075
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!42BD2947C075
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 31686 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-7.7.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plus HD
URL: plus-hd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd-7.7
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD-7.7\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus-HD-7.7

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\plus-hd-7.7\utils.exe
MD5:0ee3641c5d77f00d8db833584cfdb275
Additional files:
  • Plus-HD-7.7-bg.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-7.7 (Plus-HD-7.7 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.7-bho.dll (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-7.7 BHO
  • Plus-HD-7.7-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.7-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.7-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.7-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.7-updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-7.7-validator.exe
  • 50780.crx
  • 50780.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Plus-HD-7.7-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-7.7' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511071180} (CrossriderApp0050780).
  • Plus-HD-7.7-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-7.7' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511071180} (CrossriderApp0050780).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Plus-HD-7.7-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.7-enabler.
  • Plus-HD-7.7-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.7-updater.
  • Plus-HD-7.7-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.7-codedownloader.
  • Plus-HD-7.7-validator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.7-validator.
  • Plus-HD-7.7-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-7.7-firefoxinstaller.

How do I remove Plus-HD-?

Quickly and completely remove Plus-HD-7.7 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-7.7, 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-7.7 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
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 7 76.32%
Windows 8 13.16%
Windows XP 7.89%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.16%
Windows 8.1 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 8 5.26%
Windows 7 Starter 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.10%
  Germany 28.57%
  United Kingdom 12.24%
  Belgium 2.04%
  France 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.03%
Hewlett-Packard 21.62%
Dell 16.22%
Medion 13.51%
ASUS 5.41%
Toshiba 2.70%
Sony 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
Lenovo 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Compaq 2.70%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 620 5.56%
Acer Aspire M3100 2.78%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE PRO C85... 2.78%
HP xw8400 Workstation 2.78%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 2.78%

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