What is OnlineHD?
OnlineHD is a potentially unwanted program classified by security experts as adware. It means that this application supports third party commercial advertisements and displays them on a regular basis. You may have installed this program on your computer willingly, but it would be in your best interest to remove OnlineHD from the system, if you care about your overall system and data safety. That is not to say that OnlineHD is an extremely dangerous infection – it is very far from it, but the application is branded as potentially unwanted program for nothing.
Where does OnlineHD come from?
The origins of OnlineHD are one of the reasons why users are not advised to trust this application 100%. This program is developed by the same team as TornTV which is known for being a browser plug-in for online TV streaming and potentially unwanted program at the same time. Constant exposure to third party content is certainly risky.
Although OnlineHD has its own official website at online-hd.tv, the plug-in cannot be downloaded from the page, because the sample downloaded installs TornTV onto your computer. It means that OnlineHD is most often downloaded bundled with freeware via third party websites. A number of websites makes use of downloaders that may install additional software on your computer without even informing you about it.
What does OnlineHD do?
Once the installation is complete, OnlineHD installs a plug-in on all main browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Since it is an adware program, it displays commercial advertisements. OnlineHD makes use of Crossrider engine, just like Lyrics adware family (Lyrics Monkey or Lyrics Fan adware). It means that OnlineHD may display random commercial pop-ups on a number of websites.
It is also known to display pop-up surveys on such popular online shopping malls as Walmart.com. Should you fill out the survey, you eventually would be redirected to a commercial website – it is of no surprise that adware applications are usually used by various third parties for monetary purposes. Unfortunately, OnlineHD cannot be responsible for the third party content that it displays, so it may unwittingly expose you to potentially dangerous content as well.
How to remove OnlineHD?
Naturally, malware infection is a rare consequence of having OnlineHD installed computer, but you need to take all potential risks into consideration. Therefore, if you do not find this application useful, it would be for the best to remove OnlineHD from the system right now.
Refer to manual removal instructions below this article to terminate OnlineHD, and then do not forget to scan your computer with a licensed computer security tool that would help you determine whether you have any other potentially unwanted programs installed on the PC as well. Remove them as well (if any), and then safeguard the PC against any potential threats.
Manual OnlineHD Removal
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and then go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove OnlineHD.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove OnlineHD.
- Open Start menu and press Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall OnlineHD.
Remove OnlineHD from Mozilla Firefox
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
- Disable and remove OnlineHD from Extensions. Restart the browser.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about OnlineHD’s removal.
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