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Should I remove FTDownloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,602
United States Rank #9,211
Reach 0.0857%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.20 days
831.94 days >
Average installed length: 437.12 days


2.1 Build 26473 100.00%


What is FTDownloader?  (from FTDownloader.com)

FT Downloader is a FREE download manager that can increase the speed and stability of your downloads by up to 5 times. Resume and schedule downloads and comprehensive error recovery. It is a powerful, yet easy-to-use download manager you can rely on.


FTDownloader is a program developed by FTDownloader.com. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 FTDownloader.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 2.51 MB (2,627,304 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 23% of users of FTDownloader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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 FTDownloader.
FLTextsetup.exe (e6b8ed4091b58c2ccefd6677e350effe) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/CoolMirage.ccc
avast! 2014.9-131212 Win32:Downloader-TPG [PUP]
Comodo Security 17137 Application.Win32.MCool.A
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.28
VIPRE Antivirus 22592 CoolMirage Ltd (fs)
FTDownloader.exe (4570942f7821646f73b4d575c27ae4d7) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware CoolMirage Ltd (fs)
Panda Antivirus PUP/MultiToolbar.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32726 CoolMirage Ltd (fs)
FTDownloader has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ftdownloader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ftdownloader.com
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FTDownloader.com\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FTDownloader

Program executable:FTDownloader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ftdownloader.com\FTDownloader.exe
Additional files:
  • FLTextsetup.exe (by Zciyomyvfbr) - Rhwkocqfrwxbo (Qvamttfg)
  • (Malware detected) FTDownloader.exe (by Cool Mirage) - FTDownloader
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FTDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A6F95AEE-15D0-4164-A3B6-6EC75B826716}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • FTDownloader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FTDownloader' and executes as C:\Program Files\FTDownloader.com\FTDownloader.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:29.13 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024920075%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00183152%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00066049%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove FTDownloader?

You can uninstall FTDownloader 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 FTDownloader, 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 FTDownloader.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.39%
Windows 10 14.67%
Windows XP 7.63%
Windows Vista 4.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.72%
Windows 7 Professional 11.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.61%
Windows 8 3.80%
Windows 8 Pro 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.43%
  Germany 5.33%
  Brazil 4.88%
  India 3.92%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Iran 3.59%
  Italy 3.08%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Canada 2.24%
  Israel 2.13%
  France 2.07%
  Indonesia 2.07%
  Australia 2.02%
  Belgium 2.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.35%
Dell 21.22%
Acer 17.11%
ASUS 8.89%
Toshiba 5.54%
Samsung 4.21%
Lenovo 3.92%
Intel 2.68%
American Megatrends 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.19%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.94%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Thanks RPOover a year ago
Thanks man, I was just getting ready to dl and install it - thanks again!
user comment
really pissed offover a year ago
DO NOT install this software....it deleted most of my software and removed all system restore information and left me hours of repair work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o(