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Should I remove Downloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,415
United States Rank #13,687
Reach 0.0398%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.48 days
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Average installed length: 487.94 days



Downloader is a program developed by Metaboli. 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 main program executable is npdd.dll. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 5.68 MB (5,951,475 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 28% of users of Downloader come from France, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\downloader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Downloader\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Downloader

Program module:npdd.dll
Name:Downloader Detector
Path:C:\Program Files\downloader\npdd.dll
Additional files:
  • dd.dll - Downloader Detector
  • Downloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npdd.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdd.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npdd.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Downloader Detector' with a plugin key of '@gametap.com/npdd,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • Downloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83ACB2B2-C3BF-40FB-850F-8EA5160901E9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Downloader?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Server 2003 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.63%
Windows 8 19.68%
Windows Vista 5.72%
Windows XP 1.79%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.41%
Windows 7 Professional 9.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.47%
Windows 8.1 7.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.50% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 28.50%
  United States 25.13%
  United Kingdom 13.49%
  Germany 5.90%
  Canada 4.05%
  Italy 2.70%
  Norway 2.36%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Australia 2.19%
  Sweden 2.19%
  Belgium 2.02%
  Switzerland 1.69%
  Austria 1.18%
  Spain 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.84%
ASUS 20.86%
Acer 17.55%
Dell 14.90%
Toshiba 2.98%
Alienware 2.65%
Lenovo 1.99%
American Megatrends 1.99%
Medion 1.32%
Samsung 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.12%
ASUS All Series 3.61%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.06%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.06%


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