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HDworldz(.)com is the online address of an adware. The adware displays various advertisements, like pop-ups and message boxes. The site offers a registration form. The final step of the registration requires payment. You are promised access to games, movies, and music. Instead, you get no such thing but a program related to the adware. To remove the adware, you should read this article.

NameHDworldz(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe adware shows advertisements in your browsers.
SymptomsYou can see ads, like pop-ups, pop-unders, banners and other. You could get redirected.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by HDworldz(.)com
User Experience Join our forum to discuss HDworldz(.)com.

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HDworldz(.)com – Delivery

The main way of delivery for HDworldz(.)com happens via third-party installations. Without being aware, you could extract the unwanted program from freeware installations and bundle packages. Additional components for installation are regularly included in them and selected by default. The components are hidden. Thus, you could get the adware added to your computer. If you want to stop that, check for a Custom or an Advanced setting in the program setup.

HDworldz(.)com can also be delivered from visiting unknown sites and from click on ads, such as pop-ups or banners. By doing any of these actions, the adware inserts itself on your computer. Affected browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

HDworldz(.)com – Information

HDworldz(.)com is the online address for an adware called HDworldz. The site is presented as a platform for games, movies and music. It claims to offer access to that content after you complete the registration. Although the registration is claimed to be free, it is not. You can see the second step in the registration process down here:

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You can see that HDworldz(.)com has only a five-day trial period that is free, but after that you will be charged monthly with around 50 dollars. Canceling that is only possible by calling a phone number, which is also claimed to be free of charge – it is surely not. In addition, you could be asked for personal information that could be used for identity theft or sold for money to the highest bidder. So be careful if you are thinking of calling suspicious phone numbers.

The registration form shown on the image above looks exactly like the one of 123vidz(.)com.

Here is another example:

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An add-on or extension connected to the HDworldz(.)com adware might be set in your browsers. Such extensions and add-ons might be the cause of redirects and more adverts popping up while you browse online. The adverts can show on websites without said sites being related to the adware. Most of the advertisements have the following text messages attached to them:

  • Ads by HDworldz(.)com
  • Advertisement by HDworldz(.)com
  • Ad by HDworldz(.)com
  • Powered by HDworldz(.)com
  • Brought to you by HDworldz(.)com

Redirects could make money for this adware based on a pay-per-click scheme. It is very likely for you to see targeted advertising content, affiliate site pop-ups, because of tracking cookies being injected from the site. Advertisements that are associated with HDworldz(.)com are: pop-ups, pop-unders, library coupons, book and movie ticket discounts, banners, sliders, and many others.

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The Privacy Policy of HDworldz(.)com, as seen in the above image states that the site collects personal information. This information could be used to target you with advertisements that you may see as appealing.

Here is an important quote from the policy:

From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with C4 Gaming Corp LTD, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

Personal information that can be collected from you, includes:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Contact preferences
  • IP address
  • Credit card information

Browser cookies could gather part of the information. The policy states that by using the HDworldz(.)com site, or any related services and software, your information is going to be collected. As a result, you grant your consent for your data to be used. All gathered information may be shared with third parties. Removing this adware as soon as possible should be your priority.

Remove HDworldz(.)com Completely

To remove HDworldz(.)com manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the adverts completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like that can keep your computer safe in the future.

Delete HDworldz(.)com from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall HDworldz(.)com in Windows

Remove or Uninstall HDworldz(.)com in Windows.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall HDworldz(.)com in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall HDworldz(.)com.

    2.Remove HDworldz(.)com from Your Browser

    Remove HDworldz(.)com from Your Browser.

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select HDworldz(.)com and click “Remove

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    After HDworldz(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate HDworldz(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After HDworldz(.)com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select HDworldz(.)com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After HDworldz(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on HDworldz(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall HDworldz(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the HDworldz(.)com will be removed.

    Remove HDworldz(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove HDworldz(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove HDworldz(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove HDworldz(.)com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove HDworldz(.)com.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any HDworldz(.)com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to HDworldz(.)com in the future

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    IMPORTANT! Before reading the Windows backup instructions, we highly recommend to back up your data automatically with cloud backup and insure it against any type of data loss on your device, even the most severe. We recommend reading more about and downloading SOS Online Backup .

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by HDworldz(.)com.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from HDworldz(.)com.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from HDworldz(.)com is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by HDworldz(.)com should be restored.

    Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool

    Remove HDworldz(.)com Using an Alternative Tool

    STOPZilla Anti Malware
    1. Download and Install STOPZilla Anti-malware to Scan for And Remove HDworldz(.)com.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.

    2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all HDworldz(.)com associated files completely.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you haven’t launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the HDworldz(.)com threat: Manual removal of HDworldz(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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