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86% remove it14% keep it
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VersionDistribution 66.67% 33.33%


What is PlusHD007?

This adware injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.


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. 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 5.77 MB (6,049,291 bytes).

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
  • 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 PlusHD007.
utils.exe (db513c1591df62845a3e80f050b5f667) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.VMDetector.BE
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
ESET-NOD32 8.9969 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMDetector.E
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0612
PlusHD007 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: P-lusyHD9
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\plushd007
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PlusHD007\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 5.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlusHD007

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\plushd007\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-2.exe (by P-lusyHD9) - PlusHD007 (PlusHD007 exe)
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-3.exe (by P-lusyHD9)
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-4.exe
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-5.exe
  • db68705e-ab71-4d48-942c-5a0fe8ef8e05-3.exe
  • db68705e-ab71-4d48-942c-5a0fe8ef8e05-4.exe
  • PlusHD007-bg.exe
  • PlusHD007-bho.dll - PlusHD007 BHO
  • PlusHD007-bho64.dll
  • PlusHD007-codedownloader.exe
  • PlusHD007-nova.exe
  • PlusHD007-novainstaller.exe
  • PlusHD007-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PlusHD007-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PlusHD007' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511821144} (CrossriderApp0058244).
9 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PlusHD007-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-6.
  • PlusHD007-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-7.
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-5.
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-4.
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-3.
  • 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a9bac46-6e0b-46df-8a11-52bfae7406bc-2.
  • Plus 3 more

How do I remove PlusHD007?

You can uninstall PlusHD007 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 PlusHD007, 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 PlusHD007.
  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 PlusHD007 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 33%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  United Kingdom 37.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
Samsung RV415/RV515/E3415 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1750 33.33%
ASUSTeK K53E 33.33%


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