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Should I remove hdvideo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 145.08 days
366.17 days >
Average installed length: 192.39 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Crossrider Platform


What is hdvideo?

hdvideo is an web browser advertisement injection extension that is designed with the core purpose of delivering ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of banners (both static and videos) as well as context-hyper links. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Ads which are delivered by this adware are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web.


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 main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.95 MB (4,140,277 bytes). hdvideo-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
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • 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
  • 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 hdvideo.
hdvideo-chromeinstaller.exe (5c6d1f25a34d1e7bcbb7420c19fa1f8e) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.Agent.OCJ
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.23 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
ALYac Adware.Agent.OCJ
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:Crossrider-AP [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 MultiBundle.X
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.OCJ
Comodo Security 21856 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/AdLoad.AK2.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.31429
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.OCJ
ESET-NOD32 9.11517 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AK potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/AdLoad.AK2.gen
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.Agent.OCJ
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.Agent.OCJ
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Gen.AdWare.Plush
K7 AntiVirus 13.203.15680 Trojan
K7GW 13.203.15680 Trojan ( 0049c2a41 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CrossRider
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.01 PUP.Optional.HDVideo.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!5C6D1F25A34D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.th
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.OCJ
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.dfsoqv
nProtect Adware.Agent.OCJ
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.918
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA MM
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Adware.Crossid
Tencent Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.5
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EHO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EHO14
VIPRE Antivirus 39590 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.CrossRider.Win32.59
hdvideo-bho.dll (ad9e9d91fad0dc2b77a1d8e52531f1f0) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Application.Heur.Ey8@me2Eadii
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.09.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
Arcabit Application.Heur.E0B410
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AK [PUP]
AVG MultiBundle.R
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BHO.77
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Application.Heur.Ey8@me2Eadii
Comodo Security 22703 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider1.5178
ESET-NOD32 11910 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AF potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Application.Heur.Ey8@me2Eadii
G Data 25 Gen:Application.Heur.Ey8@me2Eadii
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.Feven
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.apru
K7 AntiVirus 9.205.16502 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
K7GW 9.205.16503 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDVideo.A
McAfee Artemis!AD9E9D91FAD0
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.gh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Application.Heur.Ey8@me2Eadii
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider1.dovrly
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.14d
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.CrossAd/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EA915
VIPRE Antivirus 41828 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.57725
hdvideo-codedownloader.exe (028a4a47847d84a9b71429fe2233bf08) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Application.Heur.Iu0@m43q1BfO
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AG [PUP]
AVG MultiBundle.T
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.A.3916
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Application.Heur.Iu0@m43q1BfO
Comodo Security 22244 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/A-f837d5f1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7193
ESET-NOD32 11682 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AJ potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot W32/A-f837d5f1!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Application.Heur.Iu0@m43q1BfO
G Data 25 Gen:Application.Heur.Iu0@m43q1BfO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.aozo
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDVideo.A
McAfee Artemis!028A4A47847D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.hh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Application.Heur.Iu0@m43q1BfO
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwhmph
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e29
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.CrossRider/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Crossid
Tencent Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0ELD14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0ELD14
VIPRE Antivirus 40550 Crossrider (fs)
hdvideo-firefoxinstaller.exe (53eaf015de0ac57a8e692d7f9eb5b4d1) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Application.Heur.6u0@m0s7kznO
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.23.00 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG MultiBundle.V
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Application.Heur.6u0@m0s7kznO
Comodo Security 21856 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-57f86df5!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7347
ESET-NOD32 11517 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AK potentially unwanted
F-Prot W32/S-57f86df5!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Application.Heur.6u0@m0s7kznO
G Data 25 Gen:Application.Heur.6u0@m0s7kznO
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15680 Trojan ( 0049c2a41 )
K7GW 9.203.15680 Trojan ( 0049c2a41 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDVideo.A
McAfee Artemis!53EAF015DE0A
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Application.Heur.6u0@m0s7kznO
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwgoxb
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BI
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Crossid
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Sxew
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OHO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OHO14
VIPRE Antivirus 39590 Crossrider (fs)
hdvideo-updater.exe (cb5abd9cb2bff48b074198183267ed6f) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG Generic5.APUY
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7209
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDVideo.A
Qihoo-360 Malware.QVM10.Gen
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crossrider
VIPRE Antivirus 27864 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 139 all detections
hdvideo 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 hdvideo.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: video-high
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdvideo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\hdvideo\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 3.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by hdvideo

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove hdvideo?

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Or, you can uninstall hdvideo 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 hdvideo, 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 hdvideo.
  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 hdvideo you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 17%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows 8 Single Language 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Germany 22.22%
  Brazil 11.11%
  Spain 11.11%
  Italy 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 80.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6823w 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6531de 20.00%
HP Compaq nc6320 (XXXXXX) 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard G5255es 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 7520 20.00%


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