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Should I remove Magnet Downloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 90.97 days
326.81 days >
Average installed length: 171.71 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.3 100.00%

Magnet Downloader

What is Magnet Downloader?

Magnet Downloader 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

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 main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 6.13 MB (6,424,848 bytes). Magnet Downloader-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Magnet Downloader.
utils.exe (e1e26a582c4fb9e6e338554167742f43) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.Crossrider.9
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1111
Magnet Downloader-codedownloader.exe (ec744fe35dceed24e3ae6673adff4b99) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clodae1.Trojan.2550
ESET-NOD32 9097 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10319 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
K7GW 9.174.10319 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!EC744FE35DCE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!EC744FE35DCE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1112
VIPRE Antivirus 23744 Crossrider (fs)
Magnet Downloader-updater.exe (ab441ab8e667b6ab013306e8b1ffcad4) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9097 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!AB441AB8E667
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AB441AB8E667
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1112
VIPRE Antivirus 23744 Crossrider (fs)
Magnet Downloader-enabler.exe (d194d797ddc928efada3ff01ff863572) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9097 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!D194D797DDC9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D194D797DDC9
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1111
VIPRE Antivirus 23744 Crossrider (fs)
Magnet Downloader-bho64.dll (b9a2117dc80885f536f44690c7cfaa0f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.B
ESET-NOD32 9761 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MagnetDownloader.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0413
VIPRE Antivirus 28904 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 33 all detections
Magnet Downloader has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Magnet Downloader.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\magnet downloader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Magnet Downloader\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 6.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Magnet Downloader

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\magnet downloader\utils.exe
MD5:e1e26a582c4fb9e6e338554167742f43
Additional files:
  • Magnet Downloader-bg.exe - Magnet Downloader (Magnet Downloader exe)
  • Magnet Downloader-bho.dll - Magnet Downloader BHO
  • (Malware detected) Magnet Downloader-bho64.dll
  • Magnet Downloader-buttonutil.exe
  • Magnet Downloader-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Magnet Downloader-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Magnet Downloader-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Magnet Downloader-updater.exe
  • Magnet Downloader-buttonutil.dll
  • Magnet Downloader-buttonutil64.dll
  • Magnet Downloader-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Magnet Downloader-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Magnet Downloader' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411551108} (CrossriderApp0045508).
  • Magnet Downloader-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Magnet Downloader' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411551108} (CrossriderApp0045508).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Magnet Downloader-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Magnet Downloader-updater.
  • Magnet Downloader-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Magnet Downloader-enabler.
  • Magnet Downloader-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Magnet Downloader-codedownloader.

How do I remove Magnet Downloader?

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Or, you can uninstall Magnet Downloader 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 Magnet Downloader, 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 Magnet Downloader.
  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 Magnet Downloader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 8 31.25%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.00%
  Brazil 10.00%
  India 10.00%
  Netherlands 10.00%
  Belgium 5.00%
  Canada 5.00%
  Spain 5.00%
  Greece 5.00%
  Portugal 5.00%
  Romania 5.00%
  Turkey 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Acer 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 14.29%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C875-15... 7.14%
Packard Bell imedia S3800 7.14%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1130br 7.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.14%

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