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Should I remove Plus-HD-?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,277
United States Rank #11,228
Reach 0.0206%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.22 days
626.13 days >
Average installed length: 328.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.33.153.1 1.50%
1.32.153.0 1.50%
1.31.153.4 23.56%
1.31.153.2 5.51%
1.31.153.0 16.54%
1.30.153.1 1.25%
1.30.153.0 21.30%
1.29.153.3 7.77%
1.29.153.2 5.51%
1.29.153.0 3.51%
1.28.153.5 0.50%
1.28.153.2 0.75%
1.28.153.1 0.25%
1.27.153.8 5.26%
1.27.153.7 1.75%
1.27.153.0 3.51%

Plus-HD-1.3

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What is Plus-HD-?

Plus HD is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

About  (from FIRSERIA)

Plus HD is an add-on for your Internet browser that enhances your online experience by displaying YouTube videos in their highest quality format available. Safe and free to download, Plus HD works with all major browsers and does not affect the performance of your Internet.

Overview

The most common release is 1.31.153.4, 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. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 8.43 MB (8,842,962 bytes). The installed file Plus-HD-1.3-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
  • 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 Plus-HD-.
Plus-HD-1.3-bho.dll (6a0ffb8a5c70c991cc671c9fe199f644) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1018 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
AVG 2015.0.3496 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Bitdefender 1.0.20.560 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.Crossrider.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.04.22.01 Gen:Adware.Plush
ESET-NOD32 8.9605 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
G Data 14.4.24 Gen:Adware.Plush
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11584 Riskware
K7GW 13.176.11567 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.01 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.336 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58720 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.csqmen
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.01 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 4/22/2014 rev. 3 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 27786 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.3-updater.exe (6fb2569e5e70a057bd44cd4a6d775799) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Agent.NWH
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.NWH
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Agent.NWH (B)
ESET-NOD32 9585 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NWH
G Data 24 Adware.Agent.NWH
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Agent.NWH
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58491 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cssnin
nProtect 2014-03-24.01 Adware.Agent.NWH
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 27704 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.3-chromeinstaller.exe (0a04a377db26f2d9e1da0df5e549e915) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9598 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58720 Trojan.Win32.PUP.csscah
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 27758 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.3-enabler.exe (7f615000e22b1122de72aa41c89859fd) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9576 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Malware.QVM10.Gen
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 27642 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.3-firefoxinstaller.exe (19db3999adb6066dada62a6ab2ceb31b) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.X
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 28040 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.3-codedownloader.exe (f2adf0fdf2bdb75efd3d5ba07c066d9b) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.T
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
VIPRE Antivirus 28040 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-1.3-bho64.dll (0edc1944b00f31e50824ea188494f265) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9370 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 26054 Crossrider (fs)
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Plus-HD- has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plus HD
URL: plus-hd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd-1.3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD-1.3\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 8.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus-HD-1.3

Program executable:utils.exe
Name:Plus-HD-1.3
Plus-HD-1.3 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\plus-hd-1.3\utils.exe
MD5:18af6d4bf5c63682b973ed48a715a8e2
Additional files:
  • Plus-HD-1.3-bg.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-1.3 (Plus-HD-1.3 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-bho.dll (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-1.3 BHO
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-bho64.dll
  • Plus-HD-1.3-buttonutil.exe
  • Plus-HD-1.3-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-1.3-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Plus-HD-1.3 Installer
  • Plus-HD-1.3-buttonutil.dll
  • Plus-HD-1.3-buttonutil64.dll
  • Plus-HD-1.3-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Plus-HD-1.3-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-1.3' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311121157} (CrossriderApp0031257).
  • Plus-HD-1.3-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-1.3' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311121157} (CrossriderApp0031257).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Plus-HD-1.3-firefoxinstaller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Plus-HD-1.3-firefoxinstaller'.
  • Plus-HD-1.3-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_Plus-HD-1.3-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Plus-HD-1.3-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.3-firefoxinstaller.
  • Plus-HD-1.3-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.3-enabler.
  • Plus-HD-1.3-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.3-codedownloader.
  • Plus-HD-1.3-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.3-updater.
  • Plus-HD-1.3-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-1.3-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove Plus-HD-?

Quickly and completely remove Plus-HD-1.3 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Plus-HD- 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 Plus-HD-1.3, 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 Plus-HD-.
  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.

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HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#14,277

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.65%
Windows 10 25.06%
Windows Vista 8.77%
Windows XP 5.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.63%
Windows 8.1 10.13%
Windows 8 9.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.09%
Windows 7 Professional 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.11%
  Germany 13.99%
  Brazil 7.61%
  France 7.41%
  Spain 5.76%
  Canada 2.88%
  United Kingdom 0.41%
  Saudi Arabia 0.41%
  SY 0.21%
  Iran 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.09%
Acer 21.82%
Dell 16.36%
ASUS 8.73%
Toshiba 8.00%
Samsung 5.82%
Medion 3.64%
Lenovo 2.55%
GIGABYTE 2.18%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Sahara 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
Gateway NE56R 3.05%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.05%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%

comments1 comment

user comment
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jetwayover a year ago
After fighting with popups and installing every known popup solution, I finally found it in my programs...it is impossible to get rid of. And disruptive to any search. YUK!