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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 725.11 days

Free Download Manager 3.0 - Prime Time Freeware Edition

What is Free Download Manager - Prime Time Freeware Edition?  (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

Overview

Free Download Manager 3.0 - Prime Time Freeware Edition 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. 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 15 files and is usually about 15.38 MB (16,126,896 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 7. While about 33% of users of Free Download Manager - Prime Time Freeware Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Israel.

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: 15.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Download Manager 3.0 - Prime Time Freeware Edition

Program executable:fdm.exe
Name:Free Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\free download manager\fdm.exe
MD5:ba60d1ef4cf3f679c8ce87e310786fa2
Additional files:
  • npfdm.dll - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • iefdm.dll
  • iefdm2.dll
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • MediaConverter.dll
  • msvcp60.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • Updater.exe
  • vistafx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iefdm2.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}.
2 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 '{970D88A5-AFE7-445B-8022-57B67AB0AF52}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (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.
  • fdmwi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Free Download Manager - RCS' and executes as C:\Free Download Manager\fdmwi.exe -autorun.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • fdmwi.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdmwi.exe'.
  • fdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

fdm.exe
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
Switches/sec:240
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.17 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.86 MB
105.02 KB average
fdmwi.exe
Memory:872 KB
Total CPU:0.1065473827%
Kernel CPU:0.06392843%
User CPU:0.04261895%
Switches/sec:102

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  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 3.0 - Prime Time Freeware Edition, 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 - Prime Time Freeware Edition.
  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.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows 10 5.26%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.95%
Windows Vista Business 7.89%
Windows 7 Starter 5.26%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.65%
  India 10.20%
  Israel 8.16%
  Belgium 4.08%
  United Arab Emirates 4.08%
  Hungary 4.08%
  MU 2.04%
  TN 2.04%
  Brazil 2.04%
  UA 2.04%
  France 2.04%
  NG 2.04%
  Finland 2.04%
  Sweden 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.38%
Hewlett-Packard 21.88%
Acer 18.75%
Lenovo 9.38%
Samsung 6.25%
Sony 3.13%
Medion 3.13%
GIGABYTE 3.13%
Common models
LENOVO 27469PU 5.71%
Dell Inspiron 1525 5.71%
Sony VPCEB45FG 2.86%
Sony SVE14125CNB 2.86%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 2.86%
Samsung R540/R580/R780/SA... 2.86%

Publisher URL: www.freedownloadmanager.org

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