Although Adware.Plus-HD does offer certain benefits to its users and is not a PC threat, experts recommend its removal due to invasive and annoying behavior once installed.
What Exactly Is Adware.Plus-HD?
Adware.Plus-HD is adware compatible with the major browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It is advertised as a tool that supposedly adjusts YouTube streaming movies to their best possible quality, thus promising to enhance your viewing experience. As much as this is a worthy benefit, you can still achieve the same video quality even without using Adware.Plus-HD – simply by adjusting the YouTube settings properly.
With that being said, you practically have no real value of keeping Adware.Plus-HD on your computer.
How Does Adware.Plus-HD Affect Your Computer?
- Injecting additional ads on web pages you load.
- Altering your default browser settings in order to redirect you to partnered search websites and advertisers. It practically acts as a browser hijacker.
- Displaying various annoying advertisements whether you want them or not.
How Does Adware.Plus-HD Enter Your PC?
- Two ways to acquire Adware.Plus-HD exist:
- Via its official website plus-hd.com
- Via bundling with another free browser add-on known as SweetPacks Toolbar
In other words, if you don’t intentionally download Adware.Plus-HD, it may still enter your computer while you are downloading a free program such as SweetPacks Toolbar. And that is possible thanks to the bundling method. However, you still have control over what enters your system – you just have to be very careful throughout the installation process of whatever program you download.
In order to avoid unwanted programs on your PC, you simply must disallow the recommended installation settings, and opt for custom installation instead. Uncheck all options that are unclear to you. This way, you ensure to end up only with the program you want on your computer.
Should You Remove Adware.Plus-HD?
You should have understood by now that Adware.Plus-HD brings no real benefits to your viewing experience. The benefits it promises to you for better YouTube video quality are perfectly doable without it. Adware.Plus-HD, however, exposes you to unwanted features such as redirecting you to unwanted websites and displaying annoying pop-up ads.
Removing Adware.Plus-HD is then what malware experts advise you to do.
Following the instructions below will help you remove Adware.Plus-HD manually or use our removal tool.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Adware.Plus-HD from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Adware.Plus-HD on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Adware.Plus-HD in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Adware.Plus-HD from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Adware.Plus-HD from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Adware.Plus-HD from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Adware.Plus-HD from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Adware.Plus-HD Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Adware.Plus-HD from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Adware.Plus-HD
Step 2: Uninstall Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Adware.Plus-HD from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Adware.Plus-HD, 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD will be removed.
Eliminate Adware.Plus-HD 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 Adware.Plus-HD 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".