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56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,856
United States Rank #15,696
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 298.82 days

Free Download Manager 3.9

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

Overview

Free Download Manager 3.9 is a software program developed by FreeDownloadManager.ORG. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 fdm.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 23.18 MB (24,303,488 bytes). The installed file 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 28% of users of Free Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Download Manager 3.9

Program executable:fdm.exe
Name:Free Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\free download manager\fdm.exe
MD5:df33a25c8521eaf07d6bc9682a8625c8
Free Download Manager is a free and open-source download manager for Microsoft Windows.
Additional files:
  • npfdm.dll - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • 1fdm.exe - Free Download Manager
  • etasks.exe - Free Download Manager Task
  • iefdm2.dll
  • flvsniff.dll - flvsniff
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • fdmumsp.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • Updater.exe
  • vistafx.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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • fdm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Wifi Switch Overnight' (runs daily at 12:02 AM).
  • fdmwi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0985792-E8F8-44B5-A2EA-B4239D16EB72}' (runs on registration).
  • 1fdm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAA0B723-3CC9-4F7E-B121-BEF3291831CA}' (runs on registration).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • fdm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'fdm.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe.
  • fdmwi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Free Download Manager - RCS' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdmwi.exe -autorun.
  • 1fdm.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 -autorun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fdm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Free Download Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe" -autorun.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • fdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe'.
  • 1fdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe'.
  • fdmwi.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdmwi.exe'.
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\Updater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

fdm.exe
Memory:27.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0043498901%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00214640%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00220349%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,023,267
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1,247
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.03 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:83.94 KB
105.02 KB average
fdmwi.exe
Memory:2.46 MB
Total CPU:0.0001861262%
Kernel CPU:0.00009306%
User CPU:0.00009306%

How do I remove Free Download Manager?

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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 3.9, 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 3.9 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.17%
Windows 8 13.04%
Windows XP 8.18%
Windows Vista 4.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.84%
Windows 7 Professional 11.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.01%
Windows 8 Pro 4.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.51%
  Germany 18.18%
  Brazil 15.79%
  Iran 3.59%
  India 3.59%
  France 1.91%
  Italy 1.91%
  South Africa 1.44%
  United Kingdom 1.20%
  Spain 1.20%
  Japan 1.20%
  Indonesia 1.20%
  Philippines 0.96%
  Turkey 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Acer 19.52%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
GIGABYTE 11.43%
ASUS 8.10%
Samsung 8.10%
Toshiba 4.29%
Lenovo 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Sahara 2.38%
Alienware 1.43%
Medion 1.43%
Common models
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 2.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.46%
Positivo Positivo M... 2.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.64%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 1.64%

Publisher URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org

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