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Should I remove Plus-HD-?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,761
United States Rank #6,732
Reach 0.1098%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.21 days
419.13 days >
Average installed length: 220.22 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.2 3.95%
1.29.153.0 5.08%
1.28.153.6 6.77%
1.28.153.5 21.30%
1.28.153.3 5.78%
1.28.153.1 19.89%
1.27.153.10 3.95%
1.27.153.8 14.67%
1.27.153.7 10.30%
1.27.153.5 8.32%

Plus-HD-1.6

What is Plus-HD-?

Plus HD (distributed via FIRSERIA) 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.

From the EULA:
"As part of the installing of the Extensions, Licensors may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. This change if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab."

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
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
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)
       View all 84 all detections
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
Help link: plus-hd.com/terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd-1.6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD-1.6\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
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
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil.exe
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.6-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Plus-HD-1.6 Installer
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil.dll
  • Plus-HD-1.6-buttonutil64.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) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.02%
Windows 8 20.87%
Windows XP 8.74%
Windows Vista 5.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.99%
Windows 7 Professional 9.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.90%
Windows 8 7.91%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.22%
  Brazil 28.96%
  Germany 28.70%
  France 3.28%
  Italy 0.52%
  Mexico 0.39%
  Austria 0.26%
  Canada 0.13%
  United Kingdom 0.13%
  Iran 0.13%
  Philippines 0.13%
  ZW 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
Acer 20.40%
Dell 19.65%
ASUS 8.21%
Medion 6.72%
Toshiba 5.97%
Samsung 4.98%
GIGABYTE 3.73%
Lenovo 3.48%
Intel 1.49%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 3.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.40%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.98%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.98%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.98%

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