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What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,762
United States Rank #17,576
Reach 0.0080%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.73 days
109.92 days >
Average installed length: 57.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

ViddyHD

What is ViddyHD?

Bundles the Searchqu Toolbar. From teh websites FAQ section: "The toolbar has a very useful Searchqu feature that will make searching for video links much easier. You won't have search and copy links manually. Instead, Searchqu automatically detects and copies video links and starts downloads for you."

About  (from ViddyHD.com)

With ViddyHD, the sky is the limit. Play all the most popular audio and video formats in the media type of your choice: DVD, RAR, CD, streaming or archived files from your hard drive. ViddyHD's outstanding XBMC plugins and other progressive features make it the fastest and simplest way to download hosted files. The day...  Read more

Overview

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 Updater.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 21.03 MB (22,056,644 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.
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
ViddyHD 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 ViddyHD.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ViddyHD
URL: www.viddyhd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\free download manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 21.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ViddyHD

Program executable:Updater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\free download manager\Updater.exe
MD5:86bb7721f44b6d4f8f8d17541ba4cb71
Additional files:
  • fdm.exe - ViddyHD
  • uninstall.exe
  • etasks.exe (by FreeDownloadManager.ORG) - Free Download Manager (Free Download Manager Task)
  • flvsniff.dll - flvsniff
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • msdl.dll
  • detoured.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Research Detours Package (Marks process modified by Detours technology.)
  • fdmumsp.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • iefdm2.dll (by FreeDownloadManager.ORG)
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • MediaConverter.dll
  • npfdm.dll (by FreeDownloadManager.org) - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • fdm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFB78837-07B4-4FBC-8476-DF5122B293F5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (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.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • fdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\unins000.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

fdm.exe
Memory:14.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010208328%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00062316%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00039768%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,908,469
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:243 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.89 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ViddyHD?

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Or, you can uninstall ViddyHD 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 ViddyHD, 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 ViddyHD.
  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 ViddyHD you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.32%
Windows 8 25.40%
Windows Vista 7.94%
Windows XP 6.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.27%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows 8.1 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Canada 13.75%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Italy 2.50%
  Spain 1.25%
  France 1.25%
  Iran 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.82%
Dell 24.56%
Toshiba 17.54%
Acer 10.53%
Lenovo 7.02%
ASUS 5.26%
Sony 1.75%
Samsung 1.75%
GIGABYTE 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 3520 1.67%
Dell XPS 630i 1.67%

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