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Should I remove TheFreeHD-Sports+?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%



TheFreeHD-Sports+ is a program developed by BrightCircle Investments Limited. 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 utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 13.3 MB (13,945,994 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
TheFreeHD-Sports+ 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: Joseph CM
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thefreehd-sports+
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TheFreeHD-Sports+\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 13.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TheFreeHD-Sports+

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\thefreehd-sports+\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-5.exe (by Joseph CM) - TheFreeHD-Sports+ (TheFreeHD-Sports+ exe)
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-6.exe (by Joseph CM)
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-64.exe
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-7.exe
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-bg.exe
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-bho.dll - TheFreeHD-Sports+ BHO
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-bho64.dll
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-buttonutil.exe
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-buttonutil64.exe
  • 2718328a-755b-4419-81c1-0154fadf085f.dll
  • 4718fc61-8fb6-4a8c-a866-b35828580f87.dll
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-buttonutil.dll
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-buttonutil64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TheFreeHD-Sports+-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TheFreeHD-Sports+' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611881199} (9e8375fe24064fde92578f6f513490fc0068899).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-7.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-1.
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-6.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-6.
  • e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named e4bdc9cd-4098-4755-afe8-1e978e5d66fb-5_user.

How do I remove TheFreeHD-Sports+?

You can uninstall TheFreeHD-Sports+ 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 TheFreeHD-Sports+, 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 TheFreeHD-Sports+.
  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 TheFreeHD-Sports+ you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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