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Average installed length: 467.72 days

Free Download Manager 2.1

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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 2.1 is a software program developed by FreeDownloadManager.ORG. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is fdm.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 18.59 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 4.66 MB (4,887,355 bytes). The installed file 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Free Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Download Manager 2.1

Program executable:fdm.exe
Name:Free Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Free Download Manager is a free and open-source download manager for Microsoft Windows.
Additional files:
  • npfdm.dll - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • etasks.exe - Free Download Manager (Free Download Manager Task)
  • iefdm2.dll
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • iefdmcks.dll
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • detoured.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Research Detours Package (Marks process modified by Detours technology.)
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • fdmumsp.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • flvsniff.dll - flvsniff
  • iefdm.dll
  • MediaConverter.dll
  • msdl.dll
  • msvcp60.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • Updater.exe
  • vistafx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfdm.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npfdm.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • iefdmcks.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FDMIECookiesBHO Class' with the class of {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}.
  • 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CDRipper\unins000.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025394822%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00129621%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00124327%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:148,139,933
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.17 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.86 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Free Download Manager?

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Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Free Download Manager 2.1, 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 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 2.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win XP 40%
Win 7 4%
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 XP 40.00%
Windows 7 36.00%
Windows 10 16.00%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 43.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.09%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 10 Pro 4.35%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  India 8.33%
  Germany 8.33%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  France 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  Sweden 2.78%
  Greece 2.78%
  Romania 2.78%
  Iran 2.78%
  BA 2.78%
  Egypt 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 12.50%
Samsung 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Compaq 6.25%
Acer 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Common models
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 5.56%
MSI MS-7808 5.56%
LENOVO 20ARS16H00 5.56%
INTEL DG31PR 5.56%

Publisher URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org


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