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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
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Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.19 days
772.53 days >
Average installed length: 405.91 days


VersionDistribution 5.56% 16.67% 5.56%

Free Download Manager

What is Free Download Manager?  (from FreeDownloadManager.ORG)

Free Download Manager downloads files and converts videos (including flash) faster with open-source Free Download Manager. Its features include integration with all browsers, support of downloads from RapidShare, BitTorrent support, adjusting traffic usage, resuming broken downloads. Free Download Manager is released u...  Read more


Free Download Manager is a software program developed by FreeDownloadManager.ORG. The most common release is, with over 23% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named etasks.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 11.19 MB (11,738,314 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 55% of users of Free Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Free Download Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Free Download Manager\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Download Manager

Program executable:etasks.exe
Name:Free Download Manager
Free Download Manager Task
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Free Download Manager\etasks.exe
Additional files:
  • npfdm.dll - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • fdm.exe - Free Download Manager
  • iefdm2.dll
  • flvsniff.dll - flvsniff
  • fdmumsp.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • browsernativehost.exe - browsernativehost
  • common.dll - Free Download Manager Common Library
  • crashreporter.exe - Free Download Manager Crash Reporter
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • fdmnativehost-chrome.exe - FDM Chrome Native Host (Chrome Native Host for Free Download Manager)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • iebho.dll
  • iedownloadmanager.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • mediahelper.dll - Free Download Manager Media Helper
  • msvcp120.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll
  • Qt5Core.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd)
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Qml.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • wba.dll - Chromium based WBA
  • wincomserver.exe
  • winurlmonspy.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfdm.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npfdm.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • iefdm2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Free Download Manager' with the class of {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}.
Scheduled Task
  • fdm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{598101DE-5FA2-42DC-9651-A92F37EA09DE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • fdm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Free Download Manager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe" --minimized.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007150350%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018418%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00053086%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,604,454
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:396 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:87 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Free Download Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Free Download Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Free Download Manager 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 Free Download Manager, 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 Free Download Manager.
  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 Free Download Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.17%
  Spain 6.90%
  Ireland 6.90%
  United Arab Emirates 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  DZ 3.45%
  Indonesia 3.45%
  Portugal 3.45%
  Romania 3.45%
  Sweden 3.45%
  Singapore 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Acer 22.22%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
Sony 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 11.76%
Dell Inspiron N4010 5.88%
Compaq-Presario AY138AA-A... 5.88%
ASUSTeK UX31E 5.88%
Acer Predator G5900 5.88%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 5.88%

Publisher URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org


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