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Should I remove weDownload Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,612
United States Rank #9,970
Reach 0.0437%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.35 days
334.82 days >
Average installed length: 175.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.30.153.1 6.38%
1.29.153.0 39.36%
1.28.153.1 54.26%

weDownload Manager

What is weDownload Manager?

weDownload Manager is a software download distribution utility that includes various adware and toolbar offerings including the Ominent Toolbar. This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites using this adware plugin are not associated with the underlying website the user is currently visiting and are injected. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page.

The software is distributed in adware bundles from websites such as todownload.com.

Overview

The most used version is 1.28.153.1, 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. 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 main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 3.79 MB (3,979,125 bytes). weDownload Manager-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 weDownload Manager.
utils.exe (951829ee993aa314cad109693ecd4e08) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.109.16 Adware/Downloader.M.3
avast! 2014.9-131024 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131024 Trojan.Win32.Packed.adWQ
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0297 Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 7.8953 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!951829EE993A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-PKR.G
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0923
weDownload Manager-chromeinstaller.exe (c929fca29d2be842b339eeb5374ad170) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.616022
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.616022
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.wauu
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.616022 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.616022
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.616022
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1221 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.WeDownload.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.616022
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA ND
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05JE13
VIPRE Antivirus 25116 Crossrider (fs)
weDownload Manager-bho.dll (45df735bba176912f5a905927d5a8617) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AILH
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
ESET-NOD32 9179 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.641797
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.641797
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.lw.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.WeDownload.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!45DF735BBA17
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!45DF735BBA17
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H07KF13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24434 Crossrider (fs)
weDownload Manager-firefoxinstaller.exe (97fa5404f9d494a7079d35d1041e058d) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.ElexInstall.71
ESET-NOD32 9253 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.WeDownload.A
Norman 7.03.02 Suspicious_Gen4.FNMLZ
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA CH
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05JL13
VIPRE Antivirus 25114 Crossrider (fs)
weDownload Manager-codedownloader.exe (2805c71e9f8159bfa33fa1479286104c) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.45
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Trojan ( 0048e2021 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.WeDownload.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!2805C71E9F81
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1021
VIPRE Antivirus 25156 Crossrider (fs)
weDownload Manager-enabler.exe (5db9d681daaa99209e891dd206f6d140) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10162 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.173.10162 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.WeDownload.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!5DB9D681DAAA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
weDownload Manager-updater.exe (b3643bdc9c54daa1b695155d9dad1f04) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8832 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!B3643BDC9C54
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!B3643BDC9C54
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0915
VIPRE Antivirus 21744 Crossrider (fs)
weDownload Manager-bho64.dll (e2c3b07f7fd8c705d09db572f93c0288) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Win64.Toolbar.Crossrider
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clodbf6.Trojan.80d1
ESET-NOD32 9065 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.WeDownload.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23504 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 82 all detections
weDownload Manager 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\wedownload manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\weDownload Manager\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 3.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by weDownload Manager

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:weDownload Manager
weDownload Manager Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\wedownload manager\utils.exe
MD5:951829ee993aa314cad109693ecd4e08
Additional files:
  • weDownload Manager-bg.exe - weDownload Manager (weDownload Manager exe)
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-bho.dll - weDownload Manager BHO
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-bho64.dll
  • weDownload Manager-buttonutil.exe
  • weDownload Manager-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) weDownload Manager-updater.exe
  • weDownload Manager-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • weDownload Manager-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'weDownload Manager' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311431144} (CrossriderApp0034344).
  • weDownload Manager-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'weDownload Manager' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311431144} (CrossriderApp0034344).
Scheduled Task
  • weDownload Manager-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_weDownload Manager-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • weDownload Manager-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named weDownload Manager-updater.
  • weDownload Manager-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named weDownload Manager-firefoxinstaller.
  • weDownload Manager-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named weDownload Manager-enabler.
  • weDownload Manager-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named weDownload Manager-codedownloader.
  • weDownload Manager-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named weDownload Manager-chromeinstaller.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • weDownload Manager-updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\weDownload Manager\weDownload Manager-updater.exe'.
  • weDownload Manager-firefoxinstaller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\weDownload Manager\weDownload Manager-firefoxinstaller.exe'.
  • weDownload Manager-enabler.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\weDownload Manager\weDownload Manager-enabler.exe'.
  • weDownload Manager-codedownloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\weDownload Manager\weDownload Manager-codedownloader.exe'.
  • weDownload Manager-chromeinstaller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\weDownload Manager\weDownload Manager-chromeinstaller.exe'.

How do I remove weDownload Manager?

Quickly and completely remove weDownload Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall weDownload 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 weDownload Manager, 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 weDownload 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 weDownload Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
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 64.89%
Windows 8 22.34%
Windows XP 9.22%
Windows Vista 3.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.28%
Windows 7 Professional 10.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.22%
Windows 8 7.09%
Windows 8.1 6.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.11%
  Israel 7.79%
  Germany 7.17%
  MA 4.05%
  IQ 3.43%
  India 2.80%
  Saudi Arabia 2.49%
  Canada 2.18%
  United Kingdom 2.18%
  DZ 1.87%
  Egypt 1.56%
  France 1.56%
  Indonesia 1.25%
  Iran 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.76%
Dell 25.82%
Acer 17.84%
GIGABYTE 7.04%
Toshiba 6.10%
Lenovo 5.63%
ASUS 5.16%
Intel 1.88%
Sahara 1.88%
Samsung 1.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.94%
Dell Inspiron 3521 5.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.17%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.08%
Dell Inspiron 5521 2.08%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.08%

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