58,059,605 programs installed

Should I remove hdshop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #29,626
United States Rank #19,933
Reach 0.0054%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.09 days
238.57 days >
Average installed length: 125.35 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is hdshop?

This adware is a JustPlug.It web browser extension that is delivered via the WebPick (InstalleRex) download and install manager. It is included with various adware offer bundles and is a cross browser extension that runs with multiple parts including a Windows service, an auto-starting component and the browser toolbar/plugin which is designed to inject advertisements in the browser in form of banner ads, hyper-text links and popups. In addition, some versions might hijack existing advertising on web sites as well as inject affiliate codes in links as coupon offers. The advertisements that are displayed in the browser could include deceptive malvertising ads for 'required' updates of known common programs as well as unwanted pop-ups advertisements. If downloaded these programs install a number of bundled adware utilities and additional browser extensions.


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 8.78 MB (9,208,563 bytes). The installed file hdshop-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
  • Installs bundled adware using the WebPick InstalleRex
  • Lowers the security level of the web browser
  • May inject additional advertising in the browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in hdshop.
utils.exe (27d714e75dbd9de32393ffbedbf6aca6) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 N PUP/Win32.Adware
avast! 2014.9-140422 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.E
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.4794
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AB
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11833 Trojan
K7GW 13.176.11833 Trojan ( 004973ed1 )
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.10 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!27D714E75DBD
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!27D714E75DBD
Symantec 4/22/2014 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0319
hdshop-enabler.exe (dd8d6f8dec3fda976b0fb811d5fb53f1) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11159310
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]
AVG Generic5.APUZ
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyrics.71
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11159310
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11159310 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11159310
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11159310
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
McAfee Artemis!DD8D6F8DEC3F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DD8D6F8DEC3F
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11159310
nProtect 2014-04-21.01 Trojan.Generic.11159310
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0308
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 Crossrider (fs)
hdshop-codedownloader.exe (e78d8f4c7b509616300da9f0a497ffee) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11160541
AVG Generic5.APUU
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11160541
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7193
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11160541 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11160541
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11160541
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
McAfee Artemis!E78D8F4C7B50
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E78D8F4C7B50
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11160541
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwhmph
Norman 7.03.02 Suspicious_Gen4.GBYYM
nProtect 2014-04-21.01 Trojan.Generic.11160541
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 Crossrider (fs)
hdshop-bho.dll (53b87f3ab0c1e1c31c1f64dafc882e0f) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.915302
AVG MultiBundle.R
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.915302
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.915302 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.915302
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.915302
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.915302
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R092H05D414
VIPRE Antivirus 28240 Crossrider (fs)
hdshop-chromeinstaller.exe (196b5a487fb970c3b49fc3c0de51f8fe) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.APUT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyrics.71
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27850 Crossrider (fs)
hdshop-bho64.dll (2ff2e982fe45921511b38f004ad2600a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win64.Crossrider.D
ESET-NOD32 9547 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.D
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27408 Crossrider (fs)
hdshop-updater.exe (68754894d391aa3d94e8866265b52c6c) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crossrider
VIPRE Antivirus 27544 Crossrider (fs)
hdshop-firefoxinstaller.exe (8c8acd27dacee4c974d1907cb64ce75e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDShop.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27544 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 79 all detections
hdshop 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: hdplus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdshop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\hdshop\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by hdshop

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\hdshop\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • hdshop-bg.exe (by hdplus) - hdshop (hdshop exe)
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-bho.dll (by hdplus) - hdshop BHO
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdshop-updater.exe
  • 52800.crx
  • 52800.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • hdshop-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'hdshop' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511281100} (CrossriderApp0052800).
  • hdshop-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'hdshop' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511281100} (CrossriderApp0052800).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hdshop-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdshop-updater.
  • hdshop-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdshop-firefoxinstaller.
  • hdshop-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdshop-enabler.
  • hdshop-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdshop-codedownloader.
  • hdshop-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdshop-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove hdshop?

Quickly and completely remove hdshop from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove hdshop from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall hdshop 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 hdshop, 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 hdshop.
  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 hdshop you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.28%
Windows 8 34.48%
Windows Vista 10.34%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.14%
Windows 8.1 19.64%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 8.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  Italy 12.50%
  Spain 6.94%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Canada 1.39%
  France 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.45%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 16.36%
Lenovo 10.91%
Toshiba 10.91%
ASUS 7.27%
Sony 1.82%
Samsung 1.82%
Medion 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 5.66%
LENOVO 10099 3.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.77%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 3.77%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.77%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 1.89%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.