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Should I remove FreeHDSport TV?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,406
United States Rank #24,199
Reach 0.0128%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.90 days
498.53 days >
Average installed length: 261.94 days


VersionDistribution 4.76% 7.94% 87.30%

FreeHDSport TV

What is FreeHDSport TV?

FreeHDSport TV uses the Installdaddy download and install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. Installdaddy is a software network that enables software developers to distribute their software and earn money in the process.

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.


The most common release is, 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 5.27 MB (5,527,944 bytes). The installed file FreeHDSport TV-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
  • 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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FreeHDSport TV.
utils.exe (22ea44f30e60445729c4ce304329dbc4) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 7.8944 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin KV131024 AdWare/Lyckriks.bf
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.06 PUP.Optional.FreeHDSport.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.cfiiry
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
FreeHDSport TV-bho.dll (29f3740620b0ea025066aadea68326cf) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 8983 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10028 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!29F3740620B0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!29F3740620B0
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
VIPRE Antivirus 22854 Crossrider (fs)
FreeHDSport TV-updater.exe (d8fb391f109b8e6ba37bd4cfbebbd6c5) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic_r.GS
Bkav FE W32.Clodb8e.Trojan.92c1
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.32
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!D8FB391F109B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D8FB391F109B
VIPRE Antivirus 25116 Crossrider (fs)
FreeHDSport TV-enabler.exe (8d8e309e372c9d9db576b33153f947f9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9079 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!8D8E309E372C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8D8E309E372C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07JM13
VIPRE Antivirus 23594 Crossrider (fs)
FreeHDSport TV-codedownloader.exe (c0ee4cb8bf0d0f30584a22bd4b70cc9c) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 8983 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!C0EE4CB8BF0D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!C0EE4CB8BF0D
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0724
VIPRE Antivirus 22854 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 46 all detections
FreeHDSport TV 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: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freehdsport tv
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FreeHDSport TV\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 5.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeHDSport TV

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:FreeHDSport TV
FreeHDSport TV Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\freehdsport tv\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • FreeHDSport TV-bg.exe - FreeHDSport TV (FreeHDSport TV exe)
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV-bho.dll - FreeHDSport TV BHO
  • FreeHDSport TV-bho64.dll
  • FreeHDSport TV-buttonutil.exe
  • FreeHDSport TV-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV-updater.exe
  • FreeHDSport TV-buttonutil.dll
  • FreeHDSport TV-buttonutil64.dll
  • FreeHDSport TV-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • FreeHDSport TV-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeHDSport TV' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311531136} (CrossriderApp0035336).
  • FreeHDSport TV-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeHDSport TV' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311531136} (CrossriderApp0035336).
Scheduled Task
  • FreeHDSport TV-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_FreeHDSport TV-enabler'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FreeHDSport TV-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV-enabler.
  • FreeHDSport TV-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV-updater.
  • FreeHDSport TV-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV-codedownloader.

How do I remove FreeHDSport TV?

You can uninstall FreeHDSport TV 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FreeHDSport TV, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 FreeHDSport TV.
  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 FreeHDSport TV you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.24%
Windows 10 18.25%
Windows XP 6.75%
Windows Vista 4.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.92%
Windows 7 Professional 11.55%
Windows 8 6.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.42%
  United Kingdom 7.17%
  Germany 6.79%
  Canada 3.77%
  MK 3.02%
  Spain 3.02%
  MA 2.64%
  Norway 2.64%
  Croatia 2.64%
  France 2.26%
  Greece 2.26%
  Israel 1.89%
  Italy 1.89%
  Saudi Arabia 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.14%
Dell 18.02%
Acer 15.70%
ASUS 10.47%
Toshiba 5.81%
Lenovo 4.07%
Samsung 4.07%
Sony 2.33%
Medion 1.16%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.07%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%
Acer Aspire V5-531 2.44%
Samsung RC530/RC730 1.63%


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