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Download Master

What is Download Master?  (from WestByte)

Download Master is an easy-to-use and effective download manager that can increase download speeds by up to 500 percent. It uses intellectual multi-section download to provide the best possible performance for all connection types. The acceleration is achieved by splitting a file being downloaded into several parts and...  Read more


Download Master is a software program developed by WestByte. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 57.64 MB (60,439,258 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 45% of users of Download Master come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.westbyte.com/dm
Help link: downloadmaster.ru/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Download Master\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Download Master\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 57.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Download Master

  • npdm.dll - Download Master click monitoring plug-in
  • dmaster.exe - Download Master
  • dmbar.dll - DMBar
  • dmie.dll
  • dmiehlp.dll
  • bcheck.dll (by Yandex) - Bar Checker (Bar Checker DLL)
  • downloader.exe - Setup Downloader
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • ypsetdm.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Installer XML (Software Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npdm.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdm.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • dmiehlp.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IE 4.x-6.x BHO for Download Master' with the class of {9961627E-4059-41B4-8E0E-A7D6B3854ADF}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • dmaster.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {8DAE90AD-4583-4977-9DD4-4360F7A45C74}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • dmbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DM Bar' with the class of {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2EED3C}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • dmbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DM Bar' with a class of {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2EED3C}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • dmaster.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Download Master' and executes as C:\Program Files\Download Master\dmaster.exe -autorun.

How do I remove Download Master?

Quickly and completely remove Download Master from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Download Master from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Download Master, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Download Master.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Download Master you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 17%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 45.45%
  United States 45.45%
  UA 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Toshiba 16.67%
American Megatrends 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 33.33%
ECS H55H-M 33.33%
Acer Aspire 5551G 33.33%


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