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What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
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Plus HDRemoval Tool

What is Plus HDRemoval Tool?  (from Security Stronghold)

Plus HD copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is Plus-HD-bho.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Plus HD and value Plus-HD-bho.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name Plus-HD-bho.dll or Plus HD.


Plus HDRemoval Tool is a software program developed by Security Stronghold. The most common release is build_1.0.0.150_rev_3314_date_09:49:21 10-02-14, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named plushdremovaltool.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,976,352 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Plus HDRemoval Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.
  • Malware detected in the program
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Plus HDRemoval Tool.
plushdremovaltool.exe (afb6e297d73c2a4acabb45d87d34bf8e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL VCS/Environment.DigitalFN
ESET-NOD32 8.9610 a variant of Win32/SecurityStronghold.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0214
Report.exe (f97543217c7c26bb3f74730c095f7217) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL VCS/Environment.DigitalFN
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Barys.3497 (B)
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.O

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.securitystronghold.com/gates/remove-plus-hd.html
Help link: www.SecurityStronghold.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Plus HDRemoval Tool\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Plus HDRemoval Tool\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plus HDRemoval Tool

Program executable:plushdremovaltool.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\plus hdremoval tool\plushdremovaltool.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Report.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove Plus HDRemoval Tool?

You can uninstall Plus HDRemoval Tool 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 Plus HDRemoval Tool, 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 Plus HDRemoval Tool.
  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.

Win 10 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Germany 16.67%
  Italy 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Medion 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 33.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 33.33%
ASUSTeK X501U 33.33%

About (from Security Stronghold)

Company Profile Security Stronghold Company was founded by several computer security professionals.
Publisher URL: www.securitystronghold.com


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