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What percent of users and experts removed it?
32% remove it68% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,003
United States Rank #6,518
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.91 days
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Average installed length: 200.04 days

Free Download Manager 3.9.3

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 3.9.3 is a software program developed by FreeDownloadManager.ORG. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named fdm.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 24.86 MB (26,064,276 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Free Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

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: 24.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Download Manager 3.9.3

Program executable:fdm.exe
Name:Free Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\free download manager\fdm.exe
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
  • Uninstall.exe - Free Download Manager Setup
  • setup.exe - Setup Factory 6.0 Runtime (Setup Application)
  • flvsniff.dll - flvsniff
  • SystemMechanic.exe (by iolo technologies) - System Mechanic (System Mechanic Setup)
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • fdmumsp.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • iefdm.dll
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Updater.exe
  • vistafx.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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93437994-5F20-48A8-80DF-418B98283959}' (runs on registration).
  • fdm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D8D5B18C-D702-49CC-AF97-2B3890175121}' (runs on registration).
  • fdmwi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0985792-E8F8-44B5-A2EA-B4239D16EB72}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • fdmwi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Free Download Manager - RCS' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdmwi.exe -autorun.
  • fdm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'fdm.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fdm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Free Download Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe" -autorun.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • fdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe'.
  • fdmwi.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdmwi.exe'.
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\Updater.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\unins000.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001861262%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009306%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009306%
0.015104% average

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 3.9.3, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Free Download Manager 3.9.3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 32%
Keep it 68%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.10%
Windows 10 31.89%
Windows XP 7.51%
Windows Vista 3.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.69%
Windows 7 Professional 11.35%
Windows 8.1 9.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.72%
  Germany 14.14%
  France 6.00%
  India 5.29%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  Brazil 3.37%
  Italy 3.26%
  Saudi Arabia 2.33%
  Canada 2.07%
  Australia 1.92%
  Iran 1.89%
  Indonesia 1.85%
  South Africa 1.67%
  Poland 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.40%
Dell 17.96%
Acer 17.77%
ASUS 10.89%
Toshiba 6.69%
Medion 4.52%
Samsung 4.46%
Lenovo 3.63%
Intel 3.44%
American Megatrends 1.40%
MSI 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.67%
ASUS All Series 3.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.51%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.32%

Publisher URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org


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