Users should always think twice before installing new software applications onto their computers. In order to avoid such adware applications as OnlineHD you are recommended to install only those programs that are absolutely necessary. OnlineHD is not a dangerous computer infection, but since it is an adware application, it may be present certain security risks which should not be overlooked, if you are a security-minded user. Uninstall OnlineHD from your computer and then do not forget to check for any similar applications that could be installed on your computer as well.
Due to the fact that OnlineHD is developed by the same team as TornTV, we more or less know what to expect of this application. TornTV is a potentially unwanted program that functions as a browser plug-in, and at the same time displays a lot commercial advertisements that may content potentially malicious content. Therefore, similar behavior could be expected from OnlineHD as well.
However, unlike TornTV, which is a plugin for online TV show streaming, OnlineHD functions as Lyrics family adware – it gives additional functions to your YouTube page, at the same time collecting information your web browsing habits, and then generating a list of commercial ads that may correspond to your likes and preferences. It even displays various pop-ups when you visit online shopping websites, such as Walmart.com for example. You may be presented with a survey which eventually would lead you to commercial websites.
OnlineHD is compatible with all main browsers and once the application is installed you can find it in the list of browser extensions and add-ons. Technically, OnlineHD is not malicious and it does not pose any danger to your computer directly. It is the third parties you should be worried about.
After all, just like any other freeware application OnlineHD could be exploited by malevolent third parties to distribute their corrupted content. Should that ever happen, you would get exposed to potential security threats. Hence, it is important that you remove OnlineHD from your computer, especially if you had no intention to have this program installed in the first place.
OnlineHD may have arrived bundled with freeware and various third party downloaders and installers. You should avoid downloading freeware and shareware from third party websites, because they often employ downloaders that download and install additional (unnecessary) software without your consent.
Luckily, it is very easy to remove OnlineHD manually. You simply need to uninstall it via Control Panel, and then remove it via browser settings (for Mozilla Firefox). If you think that there might be other unknown programs on your PC, you can always scan it with a powerful antimalware tool and then terminate all of them automatically. Do leave us a comment if you have any further questions about OnlineHD or how to remove it.
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