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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,256
United States Rank #18,137
Reach 0.0306%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.75 days
759.62 days >
Average installed length: 399.12 days


VersionDistribution 2.03% 6.09% 91.88%

FTdownloader V4.0

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What is FTdownloader?

FTdownloader uses the Installdaddy download and install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. Installdaddy is a software network that enables software developers to distribute their software and earn money in the process.


The most common release is, 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. The primary executable is named utils.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 5.26 MB (5,516,876 bytes). The installed file FTdownloader V4.0-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.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FTdownloader.
utils.exe (9b49957b222f0e969ded7c9288d8c0d9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.73
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin KV131024 AdWare/Lyckriks.bf
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.cw.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R01TH07IP13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.exe (2493c58f7cf6ec51aa81e852868ad854) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 AdWare.W32.SoftwareInformer
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-H [PUP]
AVG Generic_r.RG
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.CrossRider.BJ
Comodo Security 19990 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 10668 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13888 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.185.13895 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FTdownloader.A
McAfee Artemis!2493C58F7CF6
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Expiro.fh
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ctitwc
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34500 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya Adware.CroRi.Win32.586
FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe (75f454917b3230f257f7cf4ed93de1e2) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.NWH
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BMP [PUP]
AVG Generic_r.GS
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.NWH
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.32
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NWH (B)
ESET-NOD32 10468 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NWH
G Data 24 Adware.Agent.NWH
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13490 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.183.13490 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FTdownloader.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NWH
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cssnin
nProtect 2014-09-25.01 Adware.Agent.NWH
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.165BBA9B!375110299
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_CROSSID
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_CROSSID
VIPRE Antivirus 33440 Crossrider (fs)
FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.exe (d2e0357cd1da4358fd5135e61e0fccd0) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
AVG Generic_r.RF
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.45
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 10432 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13407 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.183.13407 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FTdownloader.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cyqvla
Norman 7.04.04 Suspicious_Gen4.FVYDY
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_CROSSID
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_CROSSID
VIPRE Antivirus 33200 Crossrider (fs)
FTdownloader V4.0-bho.dll (40dad96015efb1fe18e4d132dfba84bb) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG Generic5.AILH
Bkav FE W32.Clod7ad.Trojan.8141
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.152
ESET-NOD32 9257 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Lyckriks
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.lw.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!40DAD96015EF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!40DAD96015EF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H07KN13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 25176 Crossrider (fs)
FTdownloader V4.0-bho64.dll (114a2663cbc0a82751a26e9d35f55130) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Win64.Toolbar.Crossrider
ESET-NOD32 9068 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!114A2663CBC0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!114A2663CBC0
VIPRE Antivirus 23526 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 96 all detections
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

Displayed publisher: installdaddy
URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ftdownloader v4.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FTdownloader V4.0\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 5.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FTdownloader V4.0

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:FTdownloader V4.0
FTdownloader V4.0 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\ftdownloader v4.0\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • FTdownloader V4.0-bg.exe - FTdownloader V4.0 (FTdownloader V4.0 exe)
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-bho.dll - FTdownloader V4.0 BHO
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-bho64.dll
  • FTdownloader V4.0-buttonutil.exe
  • FTdownloader V4.0-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe
  • FTdownloader V4.0-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • FTdownloader V4.0-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FTdownloader V4.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551174} (CrossriderApp0035574).
  • FTdownloader V4.0-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FTdownloader V4.0' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551174} (CrossriderApp0035574).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FTdownloader V4.0-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FTdownloader V4.0-updater.
  • FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FTdownloader V4.0-enabler.
  • FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FTdownloader V4.0-codedownloader.

How do I remove FTdownloader?

Quickly and completely remove FTdownloader V4.0 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove FTdownloader V4.0 from your computer.
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FTdownloader V4.0, 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 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FTdownloader V4.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.74%
Windows 10 16.89%
Windows XP 10.47%
Windows Vista 4.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.39%
Windows 8 5.29%
Windows 8 Pro 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.81%
  Germany 6.54%
  United Kingdom 4.19%
  India 3.86%
  Israel 3.86%
  Italy 3.86%
  Brazil 3.52%
  DZ 2.52%
  France 2.18%
  Netherlands 2.18%
  Thailand 1.85%
  IQ 1.68%
  MA 1.51%
  Belgium 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.65%
Dell 19.23%
Acer 18.96%
ASUS 7.97%
Toshiba 6.04%
Lenovo 4.95%
Intel 3.30%
Samsung 2.47%
Sahara 1.37%
American Megatrends 0.82%
Sony 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.47%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.89%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.89%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.31%


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