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Should I remove HDvid Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 152.15 days
448.76 days >
Average installed length: 235.79 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

HDvid Codec

What is HDvid Codec?

HDvid Codec 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.


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 main program executable is HDvid Codec-bg.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 7.2 MB (7,552,386 bytes). HDvid Codec-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

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
  • Starts automatically
  • 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
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HDvid Codec.
HDvid Codec-enabler.exe (0802e61374b0de78c1d308a1c2b6849e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.8879 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
VIPRE Antivirus 22104 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdvid codec
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HDvid Codec\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDvid Codec

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HDvid Codec-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDvid Codec' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311401152} (CrossriderApp0034052).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HDvid Codec-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec-enabler.
  • HDvid Codec-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec-updater.
  • HDvid Codec-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec-firefoxinstaller.
  • HDvid Codec-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec-codedownloader.
  • HDvid Codec-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDvid Codec-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove HDvid Codec?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HDvid Codec, 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 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 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 92%
Win 10 8%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.31%
Windows 10 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional N 7.69%
Windows 7 Starter 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.78%
  Argentina 16.67%
  Spain 16.67%
  Mexico 11.11%
  Switzerland 5.56%
  Dominican Republic 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Peru 5.56%
  Sweden 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Acer 23.08%
Sony 7.69%
Samsung 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Common models
Sony SVT1311M1ES 9.09%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 9.09%
HP-Pavilion NM900AA-ABE m... 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.09%
HP G60 Notebook PC 9.09%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 9.09%


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