Remove Ads by "Plus-HighD"

The Plus-HighD adware/malware inserts advertisements into a web page that are not intended to be there. Plus-HighD resides on the user's computer, and inserts the advertisements into the user's web pages as they are being rendered in the web browser. In some cases, this malicious software may even identify advertisements that are already on a page, and replace them or cover them up with its own advertisements.
The Plus-HighD ad-injector is yet another symptom of “unwanted software”—programs that are deceptive, difficult to remove, secretly bundled with other downloads, and have other bad qualities. Not is Plus-HighD intrusive, but you are often tricked into installing it in the first place, via deceptive advertising, or software “bundles.” Plus-HighD ad injection can also be a security risk or a privacy risk as the software tracks your web browing patterns and habits and reports it to a remote advertising server in order to determine what new advertisements to inject.

It display pop up dialog boxes on your screen obscuring the website that you wish to view and instead offer tech support scams. They can also place ads that they wish to promote over the genuine search results that you have just requested from Google, Bing or another search engine. When installed, the Plus-HighD browser extension will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “Plus-HighD”. The ads will have different text under the pop-up: “Powered by Plus-HighD”, “Brought to you by Plus-HighD” or “Ads by Plus-HighD”.

How did I get infected by Plus-HighD?

Search for “download free games”, “download firefox”, “download chrome” or a myriad of other popular applications and you may find yourself unlucky enough to run into an ad injector. Plus-HighD won’t present itself as an ad injector. Typically, it will bundle itself into an installer which will opt the user into installing a handful of programs onto her machine in addition to what she was originally looking for. is distributed by a network of affiliates that work to drive as many installs as possible via tactics like: marketing, bundling applications with popular downloads, outright malware distribution, and large social advertising campaigns. Before installing any free browser extension, check/read the reviews of it before downloading it and research it online a little before installing it. If you begin to see unwanted ads just after installing a new browser extension, uninstall that extension.

How to Remove Plus-HighD

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove Plus-HighD as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for Plus-HighD along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for Plus-HighD

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with Plus-HighD along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of Plus-HighD

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing Plus-HighD

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and Plus-HighD should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.

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