What is 4HD?
4HD is an adware program that affects all your favorite browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The program does not install any extensions or add-ons, but it runs a process 4hd.exe to show the ads. It can be downloaded from its official website www.4hd.com, but usually travels together with freeware. The developers claim that this application “enhances your online video experience”. Even if this is true, our research team found many unsatisfactory characteristics and recommend to remove 4HD from your computer.
What does 4HD do?
4HD starts showing commercial advertisements the minute it infiltrates the user’s computer. Constant pop-ups, in-text ads, banners, and other forms of advertisement will become an integral and highly bothersome part of your browsing. The ads not only annoy the user, but can also expose him or her to the malicious third parties. Everyone knows that adware programs do not check the displayed links for reliability and is not liable for any damage done by the third parties they promote. 4HD adware is no exception. It is quite possible that you will enter a corrupted page and get infected with malware. Remember that for as long as 4HD stays inside your computer, your system is at risk. Think very carefully, if you want to tolerate such untrustworthy program in your PC. We suggest to get rid of 4HD.
You may wonder how the adware knows which products to advertise. It turns out that in order to customize the ads this program follows your Internet activities, checks your browsing history, and when it acquires enough knowledge about your specific needs, it tailors the advertisements to you. Stay away from them, because the most enticing link can direct you to a website managed by cyber criminals. The best option available to you is the 4HD removal.
As mentioned before, this application can be downloaded from the official page, but it usually infiltrates a new computer bundled with free of charge software. This method is often used to distribute the unwanted programs. You can protect yourself by choosing Advanced or Custom installation options and reading the whole ‘End User License Agreement’. Careful perusal of this document will allow you to notice the additional programs and to decline their entrance. However, if the adware already infiltrated your PC, we recommend to erase 4HD as soon as possible.
How to remove 4HD?
Luckily the 4HD removal is not hard, because it can be accomplished through Control Panel. Under this article you will find the step by step instructions on how to effectively delete 4HD. Follow them and clean your computer.
- Click Start and choose Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and remove 4HD.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open start menu and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall program and uninstall 4HD.
- Go to the bottom right corner of the screen and choose Settings in the charm bar.
- Go to Control Panel and choose Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall 4HD.