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Should I remove The weDownload?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,372
United States Rank #34,717
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.46 days
249.47 days >
Average installed length: 131.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.2.13 45.83%
1.34.1.29 11.11%
1.34.1.21 20.83%
1.33.153.1 22.22%

The weDownload

What is The weDownload?

WeDownload is a potentially unwanted web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.The software also bundled various potentially unwanted applications by the same publisher as well as third party apps.

About  (from weDownload Ltd)

We are involved in software distribution via our installer platform (weDownload Manager) and via our download and reviews website toDownload.com. Also we are involved in software development and software publishing via our own software products like SmartPCFix.

Overview

The most used version is 1.34.2.13, 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. In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 7.23 MB (7,575,998 bytes). The weDownload-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
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in The weDownload.
utils.exe (c6ee850aa42eaf0b67e7a2bec46093f0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.02.08 PUP/Win32.MulDrop
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4923 HW32.CDB
Malwarebytes v2014.02.13.08 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
Symantec 2/13/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
The weDownload-enabler.exe (41bda88949a12d1f348d0669515d6316) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.915161
Avira AntiVir 7.11.154.26 Adware/CrossRider.A.2276
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.915161
Comodo Security 18496 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.7519
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Adware.Generic.915161 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9921 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.915161
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.915161
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12348 Trojan ( 0049590e1 )
K7GW 9.179.12348 Trojan ( 0049590e1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!41BDA88949A1
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!41BDA88949A1
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.915161
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cyaxwd
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Pcjd
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00JC0OE314
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00JC0OE314
VIPRE Antivirus 30146 Crossrider (fs)
The weDownload-codedownloader.exe (0817a60ddb8122aed06341df102d9540) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.904159
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.904159
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.7193
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.904159 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9630 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.X
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.904159
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.904159
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!0817A60DDB81
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0817A60DDB81
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.904159
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05CJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 27978 Crossrider (fs)
The weDownload-bho.dll (acc117b55ebecd9b2119ac9a7dce3ed8) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AMMM
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.aG
Comodo Security 17828 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Toolbar.231
ESET-NOD32 9458 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.R
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ff
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.mk
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.mk.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57630 Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.ctgwey
Sophos 4.97.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R08NH07AA14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 26738 Crossrider (fs)
The weDownload-updater.exe (8389ddbb0307681874bbb865d6e29535) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.7209
ESET-NOD32 9630 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.X
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!8389DDBB0307
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8389DDBB0307
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crossrider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05CR14
VIPRE Antivirus 27978 Crossrider (fs)
The weDownload-firefoxinstaller.exe (85f1d51a7cb4d948e97e4bbcb7ec9668) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MultiBundle.V
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.40
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.7210
ESET-NOD32 9630 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!85F1D51A7CB4
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!85F1D51A7CB4
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05CR14
VIPRE Antivirus 27978 Crossrider (fs)
The weDownload-bho64.dll (e48fac65f468b29795843b4bea2d0b80) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.C
ESET-NOD32 9748 Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.C
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28778 Crossrider (fs)
The weDownload-chromeinstaller.exe (efbe2390e882d867d0646f0d0fa019c8) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.S
ESET-NOD32 9475 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.S
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.weDownload.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26872 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 93 all detections
The weDownload 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: weDownload
URL: www.wedownload.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\the wedownload
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\The weDownload\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The weDownload

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\the wedownload\utils.exe
MD5:c6ee850aa42eaf0b67e7a2bec46093f0
Additional files:
  • The weDownload-bg.exe - The weDownload (The weDownload exe)
  • (Malware detected) The weDownload-bho.dll - The weDownload BHO
  • The weDownload-bho64.dll
  • The weDownload-buttonutil.exe
  • The weDownload-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) The weDownload-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) The weDownload-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) The weDownload-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) The weDownload-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) The weDownload-updater.exe
  • 49072.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • The weDownload-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'The weDownload' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411901172} (CrossriderApp0049072).
  • The weDownload-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'The weDownload' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411901172} (CrossriderApp0049072).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • The weDownload-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The weDownload-updater.
  • The weDownload-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The weDownload-enabler.
  • The weDownload-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The weDownload-firefoxinstaller.
  • The weDownload-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The weDownload-codedownloader.
  • The weDownload-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named The weDownload-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove The weDownload?

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Or, you can uninstall The weDownload 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 The weDownload, 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 The weDownload.
  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 The weDownload you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.01%
Windows 8 17.81%
Windows XP 16.44%
Windows Vista 2.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8.1 6.94%
Windows 8 Pro 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.32%
  India 22.97%
  Italy 8.11%
  Indonesia 5.41%
  Romania 5.41%
  Germany 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Netherlands 4.05%
  Iran 2.70%
  Hong Kong 1.35%
  MA 1.35%
  Brazil 1.35%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Switzerland 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.86%
Acer 24.14%
Dell 22.41%
ASUS 6.90%
Intel 5.17%
Sahara 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
Sony 3.45%
Samsung 1.72%
Medion 1.72%
Lenovo 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%
Acer Aspire E1-571 3.13%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.56%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1155il 1.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 1.56%
Sony VPCEG33FL 1.56%

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