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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.44 days
426.10 days >
Average installed length: 223.88 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is hdtotal?

hdtotal is an adware browser extension that will display banner and text-context link ads aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products. It will cause random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and may also lead to the installation of other unwanted adware programs to be installed without the user's knowledge.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 3.81 MB (3,999,184 bytes). hdtotal1.1-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will 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 hdtotal.
utils.exe (085ebce0062981a0ba3be2ff27460374) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.13 PUP/Win32.Adware
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.E
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.4794
ESET-NOD32 8.9936 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AB
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GE.203227CA
hdtotal1.1-codedownloader.exe (b8104ae61496a320d92abfc43c7d48ed) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11163001
AVG Generic5.APHA
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11163001
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7193
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11163001 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9907 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11163001
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11163001
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12333 Trojan ( 004965ab1 )
K7GW 9.179.12333 Trojan ( 004965ab1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
McAfee Artemis!B8104AE61496
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!B8104AE61496
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11163001
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwhmph
Norman 7.04.04 Suspicious_Gen4.GBZGR
nProtect 2014-06-05.01 Trojan.Generic.11163001
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0311
VIPRE Antivirus 30036 Crossrider (fs)
hdtotal1.1-enabler.exe (0b747cd96a30223679e2600ef2adfa9e) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11159659
Avira AntiVir Adware/CrossRider.A.713
AVG Generic5.APNE
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Lyrics.80
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11159659
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.950
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11159659 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9820 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11159659
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11159659
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.177.12128 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
K7GW 9.177.12128 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
McAfee Artemis!0B747CD96A30
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0B747CD96A30
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11159659
nProtect 2014-05-19.01 Trojan.Generic.11159659
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 29386 Crossrider (fs)
hdtotal1.1-updater.exe (b5b7fadc6ffc015157dc27d015eadacd) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11165813
AVG MultiBundle.W
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11165813
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.8436
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11165813 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9883 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11165813
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11165813
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11165813
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cxtuvu
Norman 7.04.04 Suspicious_Gen2.VWQBC
nProtect 2014-06-02.01 Trojan.Generic.11165813
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crossrider
VIPRE Antivirus 29884 Crossrider (fs)
hdtotal1.1-firefoxinstaller.exe (78dcbdd091353f691e4617182cfc454f) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11165768
AVG MultiBundle.V
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11165768
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.7347
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11165768 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11165768
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11165768
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11165768
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cwbkul
nProtect 2014-06-02.01 Trojan.Generic.11165768
VIPRE Antivirus 29884 Crossrider (fs)
hdtotal1.1-bho.dll (ef66f0db4702ae6e170be411be819145) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MultiBundle.R
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
McAfee Artemis!EF66F0DB4702
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!EF66F0DB4702
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0311
VIPRE Antivirus 29386 Crossrider (fs)
hdtotal1.1-chromeinstaller.exe (0543bb994a07469b321a8a471a38489c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.77
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HDTotal.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27652 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 92 all detections
hdtotal 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: hdtotal
URL: crossrider.com/install/53360-hd-total-1-1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 3.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by hdtotal1.1

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • hdtotal1.1-bg.exe - hdtotal1.1 (hdtotal1.1 exe)
  • (Malware detected) hdtotal1.1-bho.dll - hdtotal1.1 BHO
  • hdtotal1.1-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) hdtotal1.1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdtotal1.1-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdtotal1.1-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdtotal1.1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) hdtotal1.1-updater.exe
  • 53360.crx
  • 53360.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • hdtotal1.1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'hdtotal1.1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511331160} (CrossriderApp0053360).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hdtotal1.1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdtotal1.1-updater.
  • hdtotal1.1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdtotal1.1-firefoxinstaller.
  • hdtotal1.1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdtotal1.1-codedownloader.
  • hdtotal1.1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdtotal1.1-chromeinstaller.
  • hdtotal1.1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hdtotal1.1-enabler.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hdtotal1.1-updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\hdtotal1.1-updater.exe'.
  • hdtotal1.1-firefoxinstaller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\hdtotal1.1-firefoxinstaller.exe'.
  • hdtotal1.1-codedownloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\hdtotal1.1-codedownloader.exe'.
  • hdtotal1.1-chromeinstaller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\hdtotal1.1-chromeinstaller.exe'.
  • hdtotal1.1-bg.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\hdtotal1.1\hdtotal1.1-bg.exe'.

How do I remove hdtotal?

You can uninstall hdtotal 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 hdtotal1.1, 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 hdtotal.
  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 hdtotal1.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 7%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.96%
Windows 10 29.63%
Windows XP 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.52%
Windows 8 Pro 7.41%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.14%
  Brazil 11.43%
  India 5.71%
  Poland 5.71%
  Italy 5.71%
  Saudi Arabia 5.71%
  MA 2.86%
  TN 2.86%
  Thailand 2.86%
  Lebanon 2.86%
  Canada 2.86%
  Czech Republic 2.86%
  United Arab Emirates 2.86%
  Turkey 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 17.39%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Dell 13.04%
ASUS 13.04%
Samsung 8.70%
American Megatrends 8.70%
MSI 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A48... 4.76%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 4.76%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 4.76%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 4.76%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT68... 4.76%


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