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What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,405
United States Rank #5,606
Reach 0.1594%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.19 days
123.66 days >
Average installed length: 64.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.2 3.07%
1.29.153.0 5.42%
1.28.153.6 6.33%
1.28.153.5 20.80%
1.28.153.3 5.24%
1.28.153.1 20.98%
1.27.153.10 4.52%
1.27.153.8 15.19%
1.27.153.7 8.86%
1.27.153.5 9.58%

Other programs by FIRSERIA

Plus-HD-1.6

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. The software is marketed as a variation of DivX Plus HD for the purposes of getting users to download even though it is not in anyway associated with DivX.

Overview

Plus-HD-1.6 is a software program developed by FIRSERIA. The most common release is 1.28.153.1, 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 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 15 files and is usually about 7.24 MB (7,594,996 bytes). The installed file Plus-HD-1.6-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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 36% of users of Plus-HD- come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Brazil.

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.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Plus-HD-.
utils.exe (cfbdd1e08386fa5fe6e0774a3fd049f1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8665 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMDetector.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0717
Plus-HD-1.6-codedownloader.exe (b6b7dba921122635361182d26f5fd7a9) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod92c.Trojan.f4b4
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.19
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.AddLyrics.AH (B)
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 AdWare.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!B6B7DBA92112
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!B6B7DBA92112
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.csbfcl
nProtect 2014-01-06.03 Adware.AddLyrics.AH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1112
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.6-chromeinstaller.exe (bbaabe86b6c0f0fb80d97e85a68fc417) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodac9.Trojan.3a39
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!BBAABE86B6C0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BBAABE86B6C0
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA KI
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1107
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.6-bho.dll (a9546cf1a60bc6826df4e2251ca3a61b) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodb64.Trojan.c6cf
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A9546CF1A60B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A9546CF1A60B
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.cqrozn
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1017
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
Plus-HD-1.6-updater.exe (657d092ed64f0f01bbb78eb925c1ab4f) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.AddLyrics.AK (B)
ESET-NOD32 9271 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
G Data 22 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 AdWare.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
nProtect 2014-01-09.01 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
VIPRE Antivirus 25268 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.6-enabler.exe (a438a3da37e70274c8a84b236a6319b5) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 9271 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A438A3DA37E7
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A438A3DA37E7
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1118
VIPRE Antivirus 25268 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.6-bho64.dll (945821439118648109887cdacccc4372) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9064 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!945821439118
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!945821439118
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1022
VIPRE Antivirus 23502 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.6-firefoxinstaller.exe (d29632e2e47066b44df6464c19bb300f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9003 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 23038 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd-1.6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD-1.6\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 7.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus-HD-1.6

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Plus-HD-1.6
Plus-HD-1.6 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\plus-hd-1.6\utils.exe
MD5:cfbdd1e08386fa5fe6e0774a3fd049f1
Additional files:
  • Plus-HD-1.6-bg.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-1.6 (Plus-HD-1.6 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-bho.dll (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-1.6 BHO
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-bho64.dll (by Plus HD)
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil.exe (by Plus HD)
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil64.exe (by Plus HD)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-chromeinstaller.exe (by Plus HD)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-codedownloader.exe (by Plus HD)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-enabler.exe (by Plus HD)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-firefoxinstaller.exe (by Plus HD)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-updater.exe (by Plus HD)
  • Uninstall.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-1.6 Installer
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil.dll
  • Plus-HD-1.6-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Plus-HD-1.6-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-1.6' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311201102} (CrossriderApp0032002).
  • Plus-HD-1.6-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-1.6' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311201102} (CrossriderApp0032002).
Scheduled Task
  • Plus-HD-1.6-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_Plus-HD-1.6-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Plus-HD-1.6-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.6-updater.
  • Plus-HD-1.6-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.6-firefoxinstaller.
  • Plus-HD-1.6-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.6-enabler.
  • Plus-HD-1.6-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.6-codedownloader.
  • Plus-HD-1.6-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.6-chromeinstaller.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Plus-HD-1.6-firefoxinstaller.exe
Memory:1.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0156113901%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00383887%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01177252%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Plus-HD-?

Quickly and completely remove Plus-HD-1.6 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-1.6, 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-1.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.57%
Windows 8 21.70%
Windows XP 9.95%
Windows Vista 5.61%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.96%
Windows 8 9.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.03% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.03%
  United States 34.48%
  Brazil 25.52%
  France 2.59%
  Mexico 0.34%
  Austria 0.17%
  Philippines 0.17%
  ZW 0.17%
  Iran 0.17%
  Canada 0.17%
  Italy 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.66%
Acer 18.90%
Dell 14.51%
Medion 11.43%
ASUS 7.47%
Lenovo 7.25%
Toshiba 6.59%
Samsung 3.52%
GIGABYTE 2.86%
Sony 1.98%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Intel 1.10%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.04%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.04%
Acer Aspire E1-571 1.04%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 1.04%
Samsung RV415/RV515 0.83%

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