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Should I remove FTdownloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,225
United States Rank #15,754
Reach 0.0409%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.10 days
740.44 days >
Average installed length: 389.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.3 2.09%
1.29.153.0 6.11%
1.27.153.8 91.80%

FTdownloader V4.0

What is FTdownloader?

FTdownloader uses the Installdaddy download and install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. Installdaddy is a software network that enables software developers to distribute their software and earn money in the process.

Overview

The most common release is 1.27.153.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named utils.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 5.26 MB (5,516,876 bytes). The installed file FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FTdownloader.
utils.exe (9b49957b222f0e969ded7c9288d8c0d9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0297 Adware.Plugin.73
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin KV131024 AdWare/Lyckriks.bf
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4258 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.cw.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R01TH07IP13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.exe (2493c58f7cf6ec51aa81e852868ad854) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 AdWare.W32.SoftwareInformer
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-H [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic_r.RG
Avira 7.11.183.4 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.CrossRider.BJ
Comodo Security 19990 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 10668 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13888 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.185.13895 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.FTdownloader.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!2493C58F7CF6
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Expiro.fh
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ctitwc
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34500 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1975 Adware.CroRi.Win32.586
FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe (75f454917b3230f257f7cf4ed93de1e2) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Agent.NWH
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BMP [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4025 Generic_r.GS
Avira 7.11.174.218 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.16 Crossrider (fs)
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.NWH
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.Agent.NWH (B)
ESET-NOD32 10468 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NWH
G Data 24 Adware.Agent.NWH
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13490 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.183.13490 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.FTdownloader.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Agent.NWH
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62286 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cssnin
nProtect 2014-09-25.01 Adware.Agent.NWH
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.165BBA9B!375110299
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_CROSSID
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_CROSSID
VIPRE Antivirus 33440 Crossrider (fs)
FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.exe (d2e0357cd1da4358fd5135e61e0fccd0) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AVG 14.0.0.4015 Generic_r.RF
Avira 7.11.172.254 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.16 Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 10432 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13407 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.183.13407 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.FTdownloader.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62151 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cyqvla
Norman 7.04.04 Suspicious_Gen4.FVYDY
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_CROSSID
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_CROSSID
VIPRE Antivirus 33200 Crossrider (fs)
FTdownloader V4.0-bho.dll (40dad96015efb1fe18e4d132dfba84bb) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AILH
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.152
ESET-NOD32 9257 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.lw.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!40DAD96015EF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!40DAD96015EF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H07KN13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25176 Crossrider (fs)
FTdownloader V4.0-bho64.dll (114a2663cbc0a82751a26e9d35f55130) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Win64.Toolbar.Crossrider
ESET-NOD32 9068 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!114A2663CBC0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!114A2663CBC0
VIPRE Antivirus 23526 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 96 all detections
FTdownloader has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ftdownloader v4.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FTdownloader V4.0\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 5.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FTdownloader V4.0

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:FTdownloader V4.0
FTdownloader V4.0 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\ftdownloader v4.0\utils.exe
MD5:9b49957b222f0e969ded7c9288d8c0d9
Additional files:
  • FTdownloader V4.0-bg.exe - FTdownloader V4.0 (FTdownloader V4.0 exe)
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-bho.dll - FTdownloader V4.0 BHO
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-bho64.dll
  • FTdownloader V4.0-buttonutil.exe
  • FTdownloader V4.0-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe
  • FTdownloader V4.0-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • FTdownloader V4.0-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FTdownloader V4.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551174} (CrossriderApp0035574).
  • FTdownloader V4.0-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FTdownloader V4.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551174} (CrossriderApp0035574).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FTdownloader V4.0-updater.
  • FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.
  • FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.

How do I remove FTdownloader?

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Or, you can uninstall FTdownloader 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 FTdownloader V4.0, 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 FTdownloader.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FTdownloader V4.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10,225

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.12%
Windows 8 16.55%
Windows XP 10.45%
Windows Vista 4.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.93%
Windows 7 Professional 8.99%
Windows 8 5.47%
Windows 8 Pro 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.03%
  Germany 6.45%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  India 4.01%
  Israel 3.83%
  Italy 3.66%
  Brazil 3.48%
  DZ 2.61%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  France 2.09%
  Thailand 1.92%
  IQ 1.74%
  MA 1.57%
  Belgium 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.24%
Dell 19.06%
Acer 18.78%
ASUS 8.01%
GIGABYTE 7.18%
Toshiba 5.25%
Lenovo 4.97%
Intel 3.31%
Samsung 3.31%
Sahara 1.38%
NEC 0.83%
Sony 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.51%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.96%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.96%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.37%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.37%

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