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Should I remove Plus-HD-?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,999
United States Rank #20,306
Reach 0.0274%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.19 days
684.10 days >
Average installed length: 359.44 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.33.153.1 5.45%
1.31.153.4 11.43%
1.31.153.0 5.19%
1.30.153.0 7.27%
1.29.153.3 3.38%
1.29.153.0 4.16%
1.28.153.3 7.01%
1.28.153.1 4.16%
1.27.153.10 2.86%
1.27.153.8 5.19%
1.27.153.7 9.61%
1.27.153.6 23.90%
1.27.153.3 10.39%

Plus-HD-2.2

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 1.27.153.6, 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 15 files and is usually about 7.28 MB (7,628,493 bytes). The installed file Plus-HD-2.2-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
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Plus-HD-.
Plus-HD-2.2-updater.exe (5683e84c7e7a28075fb8fc7c202ae75d) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Avira AntiVir 7.11.148.228 Adware/Crossid.A.3
avast! 2014.9-140530 Win32:Adware-BMP [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3459 Generic_r
Bitdefender 1.0.20.750 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Comodo Security 18249 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0150 Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.05.30.03 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
ESET-NOD32 8.9782 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5/30/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2014-30-05_6 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
G Data 14.5.24 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 AdWare.AddLyrics
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.03 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!5683E84C7E7A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!5683E84C7E7A
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.450 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59608 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cssnin
nProtect 14.05.09.01 Adware.AddLyrics.AK
Panda Antivirus 14.05.30.03 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.7a2
Symantec 5/30/2014 rev. 6 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 29060 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-2.2-codedownloader.exe (9eb547fd37bf5bbd5e159f57df9bfe29) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
AVG 14.0.0.3931 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.19
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9782 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.177.12041 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.177.12041 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!9EB547FD37BF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!9EB547FD37BF
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59608 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.csbfcl
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0415
VIPRE Antivirus 29060 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-2.2-bho64.dll (900e5a5b403df4fc9c70f61ac07bfb83) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2015.01.03.01 Win-PUP/CrossRider
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.CroRi.bei
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4253 Generic.390
Avira 7.11.199.42 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.aai
Comodo Security 20577 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10958 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
G Data 24 Win64.Adware.Crossrider.Q
K7 AntiVirus 9.189.14525 Trojan ( 0049f99a1 )
K7GW 9.189.14524 Trojan ( 0049f99a1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CroRi.bei
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.HDPlus.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!900E5A5B403D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win64.Ramnit.ch
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJI14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJI14
VIPRE Antivirus 36334 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-2.2-firefoxinstaller.exe (8be9e9572f064b02e32ad8229e635625) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
AVG 14.0.0.3931 Generic5.AQJX
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9782 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
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
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!8BE9E9572F06
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8BE9E9572F06
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LG
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0415
VIPRE Antivirus 29060 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-2.2-chromeinstaller.exe (885a28eb971df061f66099acaa9c8ceb) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Avira AntiVir 7.11.148.228 Adware/Safesaver.A
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Comodo Security 18249 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9782 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!885A28EB971D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!885A28EB971D
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
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0401
VIPRE Antivirus 29060 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-2.2-bho.dll (54d71570f8a07082a764b8e2eb9a2799) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIKL
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.cu
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9980 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PlusHD.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!54D71570F8A0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!54D71570F8A0
Sophos 4.94.0 Generic PUA JH
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1024
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Crossrider (fs)
Plus-HD-2.2-enabler.exe (c171c18200c2763c9e3f2d146de026b8) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.Plush.1
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Crossrider.8418
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Adware.Plush.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9728 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
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 0.28.0.59492 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cqktcv
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 28634 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.
Find out how to remove Plus-HD-2.2.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Plus HD
URL: plus-hd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plus-hd-2.2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Plus-HD-2.2\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus-HD-2.2

Program executable:utils.exe
Name:Plus-HD-2.2
Plus-HD-2.2 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\plus-hd-2.2\utils.exe
MD5:cb02e70ab7144f5bdf71e9e82e81be1c
Additional files:
  • Plus-HD-2.2-bg.exe (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-2.2 (Plus-HD-2.2 exe)
  • Plus-HD-2.2-bho.dll (by Plus HD) - Plus-HD-2.2 BHO
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-2.2-bho64.dll
  • Plus-HD-2.2-buttonutil.exe
  • Plus-HD-2.2-buttonutil64.exe
  • Plus-HD-2.2-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Plus-HD-2.2-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-2.2-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Plus-HD-2.2-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • Plus-HD-2.2-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Plus-HD-2.2 Installer
  • Plus-HD-2.2-buttonutil.dll
  • Plus-HD-2.2-buttonutil64.dll
  • Plus-HD-2.2-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Plus-HD-2.2-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-2.2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311301136} (CrossriderApp0033036).
  • Plus-HD-2.2-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Plus-HD-2.2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311301136} (CrossriderApp0033036).
Scheduled Task
  • Plus-HD-2.2-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_Plus-HD-2.2-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Plus-HD-2.2-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-2.2-firefoxinstaller.
  • Plus-HD-2.2-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-2.2-enabler.
  • Plus-HD-2.2-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-2.2-updater.
  • Plus-HD-2.2-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-2.2-codedownloader.
  • Plus-HD-2.2-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Plus-HD-2.2-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove Plus-HD-?

Quickly and completely remove Plus-HD-2.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (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-2.2, 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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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Plus-HD-2.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.53%
Windows 8 21.04%
Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.27%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Windows 8.1 7.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.99%
Windows 8 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.33% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 25.33%
  United States 17.94%
  Brazil 16.62%
  Germany 7.12%
  France 5.80%
  Portugal 5.01%
  Netherlands 5.01%
  Mexico 2.90%
  Belgium 2.64%
  Spain 2.37%
  India 1.58%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Austria 1.06%
  Turkey 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.50%
Acer 28.96%
ASUS 11.20%
Toshiba 6.56%
Dell 6.18%
Samsung 6.18%
Lenovo 5.02%
American Megatrends 1.93%
Medion 1.93%
GIGABYTE 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.01%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.55%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.55%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 1.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.91%

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