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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 66.32 days
167.84 days >
Average installed length: 88.19 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is HDTotal?

This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of banners and text-links (roll-overs) as well as some popup ads. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page and may be identified by 'Ads by HDTotal". This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through third party installers.


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 8.96 MB (9,393,730 bytes). The installed file HDTotal-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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HDTotal.
utils.exe (3ce05ed967dc075e3dcb1f7c87b0f0f0) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 N PUP/Win32.Adware
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.4794
ESET-NOD32 8.9564 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AB
Malwarebytes v2014.05.29.11 PUP.Optional.HQVideoPro.A
HDTotal-enabler.exe (5f2e5c4968cd902b057c654d892721a3) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11171844
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG MultiBundle.U
Avira TR/Rogue.11171844
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11171844
Comodo Security 20069 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11171844 (B)
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11171844
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11171844
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13993 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
K7GW 9.185.13994 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
McAfee Artemis!5F2E5C4968CD
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.fh
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11171844
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cztycs
nProtect 2014-11-12.01 Trojan.Generic.11171844
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Rogue.Sxfa
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB01GN14
VIPRE Antivirus 34748 Crossrider (fs)
HDTotal-codedownloader.exe (858e830f256e09d15822c882b9328cee) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11045901
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG Generic5.APSL
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11045901
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7193
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11045901 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9633 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11045901
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11045901
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
McAfee Artemis!858E830F256E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!858E830F256E
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11045901
nProtect 2014-04-03.01 Trojan.Generic.11045901
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Dropper.c9f
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0321
VIPRE Antivirus 27994 Crossrider (fs)
HDTotal-updater.exe (000ed631eaa4f74d55f81157acf8006c) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MultiBundle.W
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7209
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crossrider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0322
VIPRE Antivirus 27988 Crossrider (fs)
HDTotal-bho.dll (22c93fc5582d0e35b278639fe9e14fb4) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MultiBundle.R
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.77
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_PLUSBHO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_PLUSBHO
VIPRE Antivirus 29150 Crossrider (fs)
HDTotal-firefoxinstaller.exe (7ae4ef174872101863b020670e0018ea) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27558 Crossrider (fs)
HDTotal-chromeinstaller.exe (bf1685205c838a298e255ae3a82fbcd2) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27558 Crossrider (fs)
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HDTotal 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 HDTotal.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HDplustotal
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdtotal
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HDTotal\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 8.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDTotal

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\hdtotal\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • HDTotal-bg.exe (by HDplustotal) - HDTotal (HDTotal exe)
  • (Malware detected) HDTotal-bho.dll (by HDplustotal) - HDTotal BHO
  • HDTotal-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) HDTotal-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDTotal-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDTotal-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDTotal-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDTotal-updater.exe
  • 53172.crx
  • 53172.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HDTotal-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDTotal' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511311172} (CrossriderApp0053172).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HDTotal-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDTotal-updater.
  • HDTotal-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDTotal-enabler.
  • HDTotal-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDTotal-codedownloader.
  • HDTotal-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDTotal-firefoxinstaller.
  • HDTotal-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDTotal-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove HDTotal?

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Or, you can uninstall HDTotal 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 HDTotal, 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 HDTotal.
  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 HDTotal you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Italy 37.50%
  Brazil 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Gateway 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 16.67%
Gateway RS780 16.67%
Dell Inspiron One 2330 16.67%
ASUSTeK N51Vg 16.67%
ASUSTeK F3F 16.67%
Acer Aspire V5-431 16.67%


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