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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,862
United States Rank #25,001
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.37 days
305.91 days >
Average installed length: 160.73 days


VersionDistribution 38.89% 47.98% 13.13%

FreeHDSport TV V6.0

What is FreeHDSport TV?

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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. 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 1.6 MB (1,677,715 bytes). The installed file FreeHDSport TV V6.0-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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FreeHDSport TV.
FreeHDSport TV V6.0-codedownloader.exe (fbc45aafda463f6edab23b5d2caef87c) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Trojan.Generic.11104510
AegisLab 1.5 W32.Sality
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
avast! 2014.9-141121 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic5
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.T
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.11104510
Comodo Security 19974 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11104510
ESET-NOD32 8.10659 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.T
Fortinet FortiGate 11/21/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot v6. W32/A-f837d5f1
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Trojan.Generic.11104510
G Data 14.11.24 Trojan.Generic.11104510
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13866 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.13866 Trojan ( 00494ca01 )
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.10 PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!FBC45AAFDA46
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.hh
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11104510
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cvxsxs
nProtect Trojan.Generic.11104510
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 10.465.21 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGH14
VIPRE Antivirus 34464 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.Lyckriks.Win32.571
FreeHDSport TV V6.0-firefoxinstaller.exe (400beb97f7dd3f4fb484897c8cd6a162) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Application.Heur.Yu0@miKKK5dO
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
Arcabit Application.Heur.EDDF3C
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG Toolbar.SO
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.W
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Application.Heur.Yu0@miKKK5dO
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Agent-42467
Comodo Security 22965 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-57f86df5!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.679
ESET-NOD32 12066 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W potentially unwanted
F-Prot W32/S-57f86df5!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Application.Heur.Yu0@miKKK5dO
G Data 25 Gen:Application.Heur.Yu0@miKKK5dO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.aoyc
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
McAfee Artemis!400BEB97F7DD
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP.ch
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Application.Heur.Yu0@miKKK5dO
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.CrossRider.deonde
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider (PUA)
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.CrossRider/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.15BH15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.15BH15
VIPRE Antivirus 42736 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.CroRi.Win32.194
FreeHDSport TV V6.0-enabler.exe (7a2f08471d594723fbe8ab12fda766bb) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.1006237
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.CrossRider.bT
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.1006237
Comodo Security 20070 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.1006237 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10716 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.T
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.1006237
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.1006237
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
McAfee Artemis!7A2F08471D59
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.fh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.1006237
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Plush.deldwx
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 WS.Reputation.1
Tencent Win32.Adware.Bp-browser.Luqs
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H09IJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34748 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.39758
FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bho.dll (1c969060067da5053ed17c62efd1b174) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AMk
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ff
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.mk
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.mk.(kcloud)
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R08NH07AM14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25766 Crossrider (fs)
FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bho64.dll (c58f10bf4286ae69577a445f9f64f6a0) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win64.Crossrider.bC
ESET-NOD32 9922 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.MediaPlayerplus
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
VIPRE Antivirus 30152 Crossrider (fs)
FreeHDSport TV V6.0-chromeinstaller.exe (24e1cc01bc8d93fd14b6552c2ad8b0ca) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9950 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FreeHDSportTV.A
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 30334 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freehdsport tv v6.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FreeHDSport TV V6.0\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 1.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeHDSport TV V6.0

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\freehdsport tv v6.0\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bg.exe - FreeHDSport TV V6.0 (FreeHDSport TV V6.0 exe)
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bho.dll - FreeHDSport TV V6.0 BHO
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bho64.dll
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-buttonutil.exe
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV V6.0-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV V6.0-codedownloader.exe
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) FreeHDSport TV V6.0-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-updater.exe
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-buttonutil64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeHDSport TV V6.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411591164} (CrossriderApp0045964).
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeHDSport TV V6.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411591164} (CrossriderApp0045964).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV V6.0-updater.
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV V6.0-chromeinstaller.
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV V6.0-codedownloader.
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV V6.0-firefoxinstaller.
  • FreeHDSport TV V6.0-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeHDSport TV V6.0-enabler.

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 V6.0, 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 V6.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 10 27.27%
Windows XP 5.05%
Windows Vista 4.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 8 6.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.75%
  United Kingdom 10.43%
  Canada 5.69%
  Germany 5.21%
  Ireland 3.79%
  Portugal 3.32%
  Finland 2.37%
  Sweden 2.37%
  Croatia 1.90%
  Italy 1.90%
  MA 1.42%
  Brazil 1.42%
  Taiwan 1.42%
  France 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.36%
Dell 21.01%
Acer 20.29%
Toshiba 10.87%
ASUS 7.97%
Samsung 5.80%
Lenovo 1.45%
Intel 1.45%
Sony 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
HP G62 NoteBook PC 2.63%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.75%
Acer Aspire X3990 1.75%
ASUS All Series 1.75%


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