Plus-HD 7.5 adware – Removal Guide (Solved)

by Andy Raff on February 4, 2014

What type of infection are we dealing with when talking about Plus-HD 7.5 adware?

Plus-HD 7.5 adware is generally installed alongside programs you find online. Like other forms of adware, it collects information about what sites you visit and uses this to target ads to you. It will send you pop-ups related to content found on websites you visit.

Danger Level: Moderate

What negative effects will you see with Plus-HD 7.5 adware

The most obvious symptom of Plus-HD 7.5 adware is a loss of control over your browser. Instead of only seeing information you specifically request, you might find yourself inundated with pop-ups and redirections to unrelated website. It will also inject content into websites, so you might suddenly start seeing banner ads on website where you saw none before. You may also see ads unrelated to the content you are reading. Plus-HD 7.5 adware feature a large number of coupon ads as well.

Browser vulnerability

Plus-HD 7.5 adware is known to affect Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

Operating System vulnerability

Plus-HD 7.5 adware targets Microsoft operating systems, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

How did I get the Plus-HD 7.5 adware infection

Yontoo, DealFinder, ClickDownload and Language Learning will all install Plus-HD 7.5 adware. However, there are a number of other programs that will install it as well. Most programs provide a checkbox that allows you to avoid installing Plus-HD 7.5 adware, but many people miss this and accidentally install it. Most people install the program inadvertently, but some simple don’t realize how intrusive the program and choose to let it install.

Plus-HD 7.5 adware Screenshot

Plus-HD 7.5 adware

Plus-HD 7.5 adware Removal Steps

Follow steps closely:

Step 1: Locate a safe place to jot down our Support number. This is just in case you need help on one of the steps. We are here to help you get rid of Plus-HD 7.5 adware Plus-HD 7.5 adware Removal Hotline: 888.847.4130

Step 2: Completely power down the Plus-HD 7.5 adware infected computer.

Step 3: Please locate the F8 button on your keyboard before turning on your computer. F8 is normally positioned on the top row of the keyboard. Be ready to tap F8 immediately on step 4.

F8

Step 4: Turn ON the infected computer and press F8 until the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU pops up.

Step 5: The WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU will pop up, press down the menu using the direction keys on the keyboard and highlight SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING. Press ENTER.

Safe

Step 6: Now the PC will start in what is called Safe Mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear enlarged. This is completely typical and not a symptom of Plus-HD 7.5 adware

Step 7: Plus-HD 7.5 adware may have changed your proxy settings so Plus-HD 7.5 adware can control your internet. We now need to check the proxy settings for this.

Step 8: Press and hold the WINDOWS KEY on your keyboard.

Windows

Step 9: Continue holding down the WINDOWS key and then press the R key. The RUN BOX will appear.

Windows

Step 10: Enter iexplore.exe in the RUN BOX. Click OK.

Run

Step 11: The Internet Explorer browser will now launch. Along the top navigation menu select TOOLS. Within the next menu click INTERNET OPTIONS.

Tools

Step 12: Click the CONNECTIONS tab within the INTERNET OPTIONS box.

Internet

Step 13: Find and select LAN SETTINGS .

Internet

Step 14: Locate the PROXY SERVER section. If there is a check-mark in the box labeled “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, then uncheck the box. If the box is not check then Plus-HD 7.5 adware did not change the proxy settings and you can move on to the next step.

Proxy

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Step 15: To close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK box choose the OK button.

Step 16: Then press the OK button to close the INTERNET OPTIONS box.

Step 17: We now need to run Rkill. Rkill was developed by Lawrence Abrams at Bleepingcomputer.com. Rkill will attempt to paralyze Plus-HD 7.5 adware Plus-HD 7.5 adware will block and stop any processes from running such as removal tools. We need to disarm this self-preservation tool that Plus-HD 7.5 adware has. Please note that Rkill does not remove Plus-HD 7.5 adware Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill as Plus-HD 7.5 adware will restart as well. Bring up the RUN BOX again, by holding down the WINDOWS key and pressing the R key.

Windows

Step 18: In the RUN BOX, type “iexplore.exe http://www.malwareexperts.com/rkill”. Then click OK.

Run

Step 19: The download security box with Rkill will appear, choose SAVE and select the desktop.

Run

Step 20: Close the DOWNLOAD COMPLETE box once the Rkill download is complete.

Step 21: Open your DESKTOP and find the Rkill.exe icon.

Step 22: Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. Rkill will flash a black MS DOS box and attempt to paralyze The Plus-HD 7.5 adware

Rkill

Step 23: Rkill will create a Notepad log. Close that log and move to the next step.

Step 24: Now the computer is prepared to install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a very popular Malware removal application. To install Malwarebytes, we need to bring up the RUN BOX again.

Step 25: On the Keyboard press and hold the WINDOWS KEY and the R key simultaneously. The RUN BOX will appear again.

Windows

Step 26: In the RUN BOX type “iexplore http://www.malwareexperts.com/malware-remover/” and press OK.

Malwarebytes

Step 27: The download security box with Malwarebytes will appear. The options to RUN, SAVE or CANCEL will show. Select SAVE and then choose to save the file to the desktop.

Malwarebytes

Step 28: Go to your DESKTOP and locate the Malwarebytes icon on your desktop.

Step 29: Double-click the Malwarebytes icon.

Malwarebytes

Step 30: Select RUN on the Malwarebytes install box.

Malwarebytes

Step 31: After that, the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE box will appear. Select your native language and press OK. English will be in used in the graphics example.

Malwarebytes

Step 32: The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show. Choose NEXT to continue.

Malwarebytes

Step 33: Next screen to show is the LICENSE AGREEMENT. Accept the agreement and choose NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 34: The BASIC INFORMATION screen is shown. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 35: The SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear. Choose the location you wish to have Malwarebytes install the required files. The default location shown is the normal, recommended location. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 36: The next screen is just the SELECT START MENU FOLDER which tells the program where to place the shortcut to the application. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 37: If you want a Desktop Icon and/or Quick Launch icon then opt-in to the corresponding check boxes on the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS box. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 38: Now the READY TO INSTALL screen will show. Click INSTALL to start the installation process.

Malwarebytes

Step 39: The final screen with the pre-checked UPDATE and LAUNCH Malwarebytes will appear. Click FINISH.

Malwarebytes

Step 40: Malwarebytes will download the latest updates and show a success box. Click OK.

Step 41: The main interface of Malwarebytes with the Scanner tab will launch. Make sure PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected.

Malwarebytes

Step 42: Next step is to launch the full scan. Click SCAN to start the scan.

Malwarebytes

Step 43: A box will popup with the local drives, choose the local drives to scan and click SCAN.

Malwarebytes

Step 44: The scanner will begin. Be patient as the scan is very thorough searching for all the remnants of Plus-HD 7.5 adware

Step 45: Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK to close the box.

Step 46: After closing the box, click SHOW RESULTS.

Malwarebytes

Step 47: Once the results show, select REMOVE SELECTED to remove all the Malware found by Malwarebytes including Plus-HD 7.5 adware Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affiliated with Plus-HD 7.5 adware and add them to the quarantine.

Malwarebytes

Step 48: Malwarebytes may need to reboot the system to complete the removal of Plus-HD 7.5 adware Please allow the PC to reboot if Malwarebytes asks for it.

Step 49: After the reboot is complete and the system is relaunched, please follow the on-screen instructions and continue the removal process.

Step 50: A Notepad log will be created by Malwarebytes. Close the log once reviewed.

Malwarebytes

Step 51: Once Malwarebytes has completed the removal process and has removed all the traces of Plus-HD 7.5 adware, your computer should be 100% clean from Plus-HD 7.5 adware

Step 52: If Plus-HD 7.5 adware is not removed and you are still having issues. Please call the Plus-HD 7.5 adware Removal Hotline toll-free at 888.847.4130

Infection

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