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What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,561
United States Rank #22,905
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.56 days
400.08 days >
Average installed length: 210.21 days


VersionDistribution 68.14% 31.86%

HD Video Plugin

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What is HD Video Plugin?

This toolbar/web browser extension is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.

About  (from Crossrider Advanced Technologies (Platform))

The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisem...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is HD Video Plugin-codedownloader.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 3.35 MB (3,516,159 bytes).

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
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HD Video Plugin.
HD Video Plugin-bho.dll (26dcda0c783a0130650702bb03c43748) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Lyckriks.C
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 2014.0.3646 Generic5
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.afXv
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.606393
Bkav FE W32.Clodd68.Trojan
Comodo Security 17229 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.606393
ESET-NOD32 7.9017 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 11/23/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.2013-23-11_7 Adware.Generic.606393
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.Generic.606393
Jiangmin KV131123 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.10112 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7268 Artemis!26DCDA0C783A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7268 Artemis!26DCDA0C783A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.606393
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ckfael
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA MJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.327 TROJ_GEN.R047H07JK13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23126 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 26 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plugin
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hd video plugin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HD Video Plugin\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 3.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD Video Plugin

Program executable:HD Video Plugin-codedownloader.exe
Name:HD Video Plugin
HD Video Plugin exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hd video plugin\HD Video Plugin-codedownloader.exe
Additional files:
  • HD Video Plugin-bg.exe (by Plugin) - HD Video Plugin (HD Video Plugin exe)
  • HD Video Plugin-bho.dll (by Plugin) - HD Video Plugin BHO
  • HD Video Plugin-bho64.dll
  • HD Video Plugin-buttonutil.exe
  • HD Video Plugin-buttonutil64.exe
  • HD Video Plugin-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - HD Video Plugin Installer
  • HD Video Plugin-buttonutil.dll
  • HD Video Plugin-buttonutil64.dll
  • HD Video Plugin-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • HD Video Plugin-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HD Video Plugin' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411401120} (CrossriderApp0044020).
  • HD Video Plugin-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HD Video Plugin' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411401120} (CrossriderApp0044020).

How do I remove HD Video Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove HD Video Plugin from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall HD Video Plugin 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 HD Video Plugin, 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 HD Video Plugin.
  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 HD Video Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.52%
Windows 10 27.43%
Windows XP 7.96%
Windows Vista 7.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.07%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 8 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.63%
  United Kingdom 8.45%
  Australia 3.52%
  Canada 3.52%
  Belgium 2.11%
  India 2.11%
  Chile 1.41%
  Finland 1.41%
  Mexico 1.41%
  Philippines 1.41%
  PR 1.41%
  Israel 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Malaysia 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.82%
Acer 20.45%
Dell 15.91%
ASUS 10.23%
Toshiba 6.82%
Lenovo 3.41%
Sony 2.27%
Compaq 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.94%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.94%


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