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Should I remove ASUS Download Master Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,590
United States Rank #20,779
Reach 0.0086%


VersionDistribution 1.18% 2.94% 25.88% 22.35% 2.94% 24.71% 7.06% 9.41% 0.59% 2.35% 0.59%

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What is ASUS Download Master Utility?  (from ASUS)

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ASUS Download Master Utility is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The primary executable is named dm2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 8.12 MB (8,519,227 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of ASUS Download Master Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\Download Master Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{450298F3-CEC9-4E06-B3FD-911F0937DDF7}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x040a -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.12 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Download Master Utility

Program executable:dm2.exe
Name:Download Master 2
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\download master utility\dm2.exe
Additional files:
  • asusdm_ext.xpi
  • asusfwctrl.exe
  • DM2Set.exe
  • IEMenu.exe (by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC) - IEMenu Utility
  • UrlCtrl.dll - UrlCtrl DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ASUSDMBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ASUSDM Class' with the class of {2C69D1E6-557A-4712-A1D5-56C7993EB73F}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DM2.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Download Master' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\Download Master Utility\DM2.exe /hide.

How do I remove ASUS Download Master Utility?

You can uninstall ASUS Download Master Utility 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS Download Master Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ASUS Download Master Utility.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ASUS Download Master Utility you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 58%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 58.24%
Windows 7 40.59%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.34%
Windows 10 Pro 16.57%
Windows 10 Home 15.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.28%
Windows 7 Professional 8.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.26%
  Italy 6.47%
  Sweden 3.98%
  Netherlands 3.48%
  United Kingdom 3.48%
  Australia 2.99%
  Canada 2.99%
  Poland 2.99%
  Germany 2.49%
  Norway 1.99%
  Hong Kong 1.49%
  Singapore 1.49%
  Finland 1.49%
  Russia 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 27.08%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 11.46%
Acer 8.33%
Lenovo 6.25%
Samsung 5.21%
Toshiba 4.17%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Alienware 2.08%
Sony 1.04%
MSI 1.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.90%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
ASUSTeK N56VM 1.90%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com


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