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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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What is HiDownload?  (from StreamingStar)

HiDownload is leader of all-in-one stream downloader that aims to download multimedia streaming video and audio, enabling you to download movies, music and capture streaming video and audio, record radio from Internet. Support MMS, RTSP, RTMP, HTTP stream protocols.


HiDownload is a software program developed by StreamingStar. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 hidownload.exe. The setup package is about 1.49 MB (1,566,058 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hidownload.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HiDownload
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\HIDOWN~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\HIDOWN~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HiDownload

Program executable:hidownload.exe
download rtsp/mms/http/ftp
Path:C:\Program Files\HiDownload\hidownload.exe
Additional files:

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • hidownload.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {F4FBA929-A891-492C-A0F6-5C79CC4F1742}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove HiDownload?

Quickly and completely remove HiDownload from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HiDownload 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 HiDownload, 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 HiDownload.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HiDownload you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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