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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,311
United States Rank #5,170
Reach 0.0716%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.19 days
123.57 days >
Average installed length: 64.93 days


VersionDistribution 1.35% 0.57% 1.06% 0.07% 1.98% 0.85% 1.42% 0.07% 9.00% 5.88% 4.68% 0.14% 1.42% 0.07% 0.28% 0.07% 0.43% 5.67% 3.12% 3.54% 0.50% 0.07% 0.85% 0.57% 1.42% 2.34% 4.68% 0.21% 2.13% 1.06% 1.28% 0.07%

Free Download Manager

What is Free Download Manager?  (from FreeDownloadManager.ORG)

Free Download Manager downloads files and converts videos (including flash) faster with open-source Free Download Manager. Its features include integration with all browsers, support of downloads from RapidShare, BitTorrent support, adjusting traffic usage, resuming broken downloads. Free Download Manager is released u...  Read more


Free Download Manager is a software program developed by FreeDownloadManager.ORG. The most common release is, with over 20% 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. The primary executable is named etasks.exe. The setup package generally installs about 87 files and is usually about 11.19 MB (11,738,314 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 56% of users of Free Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Free Download Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Free Download Manager\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Download Manager

Program executable:etasks.exe
Name:Free Download Manager
Free Download Manager Task
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Free Download Manager\etasks.exe
Additional files:
  • npfdm.dll - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • fdm.exe - Free Download Manager
  • iefdm2.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll (by Microsoft) - ApiSet Stub DLL
  • api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll (by Microsoft)
  • api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
  • avcodec-57.dll
  • avdevice-57.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfdm.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npfdm.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • iefdm2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Free Download Manager' with the class of {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • fdm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Free Download Manager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove Free Download Manager?

You can uninstall Free Download 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Free Download Manager, 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 Free Download 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 Free Download Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 72%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 72.24%
Windows 7 27.55%
Windows Vista 0.14%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.91%
Windows 10 Pro 25.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.89%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.53%
  Italy 6.24%
  Germany 5.64%
  United Kingdom 4.45%
  Singapore 3.69%
  France 3.31%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Spain 1.90%
  South Africa 1.57%
  India 1.57%
  Brazil 0.76%
  Sweden 0.70%
  Canada 0.70%
  Australia 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.95%
Acer 17.55%
Dell 17.09%
ASUS 13.99%
Lenovo 7.91%
Toshiba 4.70%
Samsung 3.21%
Medion 1.95%
Intel 1.15%
MSI 1.03%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 4.89%
ASUS All Series 4.60%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.16%

Publisher URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org


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