HD4Good, also known as Ads by HD4Good is a typical adware program that promises to enhance video viewing. Instead, it generates numerous pop-up windows. No matter how intrusive and annoying the ads by HD4Good may seem, it is a legitimate application developed by Buca Apps. Its installation, however, may be avoided if the user opts for custom installation when downloading freeware.
How Did I install HD4Good on My PC?
Adware generally is distributed via bundled downloading. The term means that developers have included additional software in the package of another free application downloaded by choice. Advanced installation is the best way to avoid bundling.
The sole purpose behind the described process is gaining financial revenue by increasing traffic to certain web pages.
Is HD4Good threatening to My PC?
Adware is not malicious by character. However, it may open the door and let other malware variations in your system. The latter happens if the user is tricked by the displayed ad-related content and clicks it. As a result, he may be redirected to a malicious web page with questionable content.
Other possible issues associated with the ads by HD4Good are:
- Browser slow-downs and crashes.
- Addition of tracking cookies for the purpose of personally identifiable information theft.
- Redirects to unwanted pages.
Due to all the potential threats, HD4Good’s removal is advisory.
How can I uninstall HD4Good?
To stop the display of HD4Good’s ads, users should aim at its complete removal. Experienced users may try to remove the adware manually, following the guide provided below.
If you don’t feel confident enough to do the removal by hand, you may want to perform a full system scan via a trustworthy anti-adware tool.
In future, always opt for advanced installation to spare the appearance of potentially unwanted programs in your system.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove HD4Good from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of HD4Good on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove HD4Good in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase HD4Good from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall HD4Good from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove HD4Good from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate HD4Good from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable HD4Good Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove HD4Good from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove HD4Good
Step 2: Uninstall HD4Good and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by HD4Good on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by HD4Good there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of HD4Good from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall HD4Good and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove HD4Good via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove HD4Good files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as HD4Good, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove HD4Good from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase HD4Good from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall HD4Good from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove HD4Good from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the HD4Good will be removed.
Eliminate HD4Good from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by HD4Good from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".