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Should I remove HDvid Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,597
United States Rank #15,334
Reach 0.0681%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.01 days
1091.92 days >
Average installed length: 573.72 days


VersionDistribution 5.68% 3.64% 90.30% 0.38%

HDvid Codec V1

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What is HDvid Codec?

HDvid Codec V1 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.


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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 5.26 MB (5,516,880 bytes). The installed file HDvid Codec V1-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
  • Starts automatically
  • 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
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HDvid Codec.
utils.exe (2c5c92600d22ac23a715c51897b3f158) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
avast! 2014.9-131024 NSIS:Adware-LB [Adw]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.Anj
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 7.8943 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin KV131024 AdWare/Lyckriks.bf
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.9916 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Malwarebytes v2013.10.24.09 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07I313
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
HDvid Codec V1-updater.exe (8d30b50c00ba218e323a2e07a93251cc) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.582686
AVG Generic_r.GS
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.582686
Bkav FE W32.Clodc63.Trojan.54e9
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.582686 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9239 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.582686
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.582686
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH09IN13
VIPRE Antivirus 25002 Crossrider (fs)
HDvid Codec V1-bho.dll (af089ec0d9033fc509d2cf5ff231dda7) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic5.AILH
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.Ah
Bkav FE W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
ESET-NOD32 9113 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!AF089EC0D903
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AF089EC0D903
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RFFFH07KI13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 23848 Crossrider (fs)
HDvid Codec V1-enabler.exe (a4f73fa3623cfd87b9a8a171f3cb35df) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Bkav FE W32.Cloda8f.Trojan.bde4
ESET-NOD32 9021 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
G Data 22 Win32.Trojan.Agent.UM920W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A4F73FA3623C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A4F73FA3623C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1028
VIPRE Antivirus 23154 Crossrider (fs)
HDvid Codec V1-codedownloader.exe (350afdc3c1732946350f269972566abb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 9239 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA OP
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05LL13
VIPRE Antivirus 25002 Crossrider (fs)
HDvid Codec V1-bho64.dll (4873a96ae9157ef94e881f404f3315fc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win64.Crossrider.B
ESET-NOD32 9440 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDvidCodec.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26612 Crossrider (fs)
Uninstall.exe (87762f71319f82e51ff77205c1ad5888) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.BV.(kcloud)
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Downloader
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
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HDvid Codec has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdvid codec v1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HDvid Codec V1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 5.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDvid Codec V1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:HDvid Codec V1
HDvid Codec V1 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\hdvid codec v1\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • HDvid Codec V1-bg.exe - HDvid Codec V1 (HDvid Codec V1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V1-bho.dll - HDvid Codec V1 BHO
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V1-bho64.dll
  • HDvid Codec V1-buttonutil.exe
  • HDvid Codec V1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) HDvid Codec V1-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - HDvid Codec V1 Installer
  • HDvid Codec V1-buttonutil.dll
  • HDvid Codec V1-buttonutil64.dll
  • HDvid Codec V1-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • HDvid Codec V1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDvid Codec V1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311431162} (CrossriderApp0034362).
  • HDvid Codec V1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDvid Codec V1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311431162} (CrossriderApp0034362).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9659CF8F-046B-4A1A-9388-C7E2D9033764}' (runs on registration).
  • HDvid Codec V1-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_HDvid Codec V1-enabler'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HDvid Codec V1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V1-enabler.
  • HDvid Codec V1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V1-updater.
  • HDvid Codec V1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec V1-codedownloader.

How do I remove HDvid Codec?

Quickly and completely remove HDvid Codec V1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove HDvid Codec V1 from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall HDvid Codec 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 HDvid Codec V1, 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 HDvid Codec.
  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 HDvid Codec V1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.73%
Windows 10 20.83%
Windows XP 6.89%
Windows Vista 4.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.99%
Windows 7 Professional 9.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.70%
Windows 8 6.39%
Windows 8.1 4.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.34%
  Italy 10.50%
  Germany 5.45%
  Spain 5.05%
  Israel 4.42%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Mexico 3.87%
  Brazil 3.24%
  Canada 2.84%
  Greece 2.76%
  France 2.29%
  MA 2.05%
  India 2.05%
  Saudi Arabia 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.40%
Acer 19.44%
Dell 15.51%
ASUS 11.92%
Samsung 7.18%
Toshiba 5.90%
Lenovo 4.63%
Intel 2.08%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.19%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.19%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.19%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.91%


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