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Plus HD. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Also known as Plus HD ads, ads by Plus HD, Plus HD virus | Type: Adware
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What is Plus HD?

Plus HD is a legitimate application, which promises to improve the quality of Youtube videos. So, there is no doubt that there are hundreds of people who have already downloaded this program to their computers. However, some part of them has already started various discussions on the Internet about the trustworthiness of Plus HD. That's because this program may also try to hijack each of web browsers and then may start showing various pop-up ads during your browsing. Thats why it has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program and an adware. No matter how trustworthy it looks, you have to understand that each of Plus HD ads seeks to redirect you to its affiliate website and help this site to increase the page rank and sales. Besides, after installing Plus HD adware on the system and letting it to hijack all web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and others), you may also start suffering from continuous Plus HD redirects to its affiliate websites. Such browsing on the Internet can be really risky because you can never know what website you can be redirected to. Finally, you should know that this application it may enter your computer in a bundle with other downloads without a clear permission asked. That's why it may look like it infiltrated your computer like a virus. However, in most of the cases, Plus HD comes bundled with other free applications, such as Sweetpacks Toolbar and similar programs.

If you don't want to lead your computer to such issues as Plus HD redirects, slow downs, pop-up ads, etc., you should try to avoid adware-type programs. As we have mentioned, they may try to hide in other freeware for getting ability to infiltrate the system without a clear permission asked. If Plus DH virus has already entered it, you can remove it with a help of these programs: SpyHunter (compatible with Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (compatible with Windows and Mac OS X).

How can Plus HD hijack my computer?

Plus HD can be downloaded from various websites as a valuable program that is capable of improving one's browsing on the Internet. However, in most of the cases it enters computers in a bundle with other programs as a free addition. In order to avoid Plus HD and other adwares, browser hijackers and other PUPs, you should always choose a Custom or Advanced installation and try to pay more attention to this process. This adware works on all web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, so it's really hard to avoid its ads that mostly promote third party products or services. In order to do that, you should uninstall Plus HD from your computer.  

How to remove Plus HD virus?

If you see Plus HD ads, that typically say 'Ads by Plus HD', 'Powered by Plus HD' and similar, it means that this program is installed on your computer. In order to get rid of them, follow this guide:

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Manual Plus HD Removal Guide

Quick menu:

Step 1: Uninstall Plus HD and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Plus HD from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove Plus HD from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall Plus HD and related programs
  • Here, look for Plus HD or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Plus HD from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Plus HD or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Plus HD from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Plus HD from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Plus HD and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Plus HD removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Plus HD from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Plus HD and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Plus HD removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Plus HD from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Plus HD and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Plus HD removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Plus HD from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Plus HD or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Plus HD removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Plus HD removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Plus HD registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of Plus HD

Map reveals the prevalence of Plus HD. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Pakistan, Germany, Algeria, India and Poland.

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