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Should I remove HughesNet Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,454
United States Rank #10,862
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.91 days
1147.99 days >
Average installed length: 603.18 days

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HughesNet Download Manager 1.2


HughesNet Download Manager 1.2 is a program developed by Hughes Network Systems. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 installer includes 23 files and is usually about 23.03 MB (24,149,853 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 99% of users of HughesNet Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Arab Emirates and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
URL: www.hughesnet.com
Help link: kb.hughesnet.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HughesNet Download Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HughesNet Download Manager\unins000.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 23.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HughesNet Download Manager 1.2

  • npfdm.dll (by FreeDownloadManager.org) - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • HDM.exe - HughesNet Download Manager
  • fdmcsbtn.dll - FDMCustIEBtn Module
  • IssProc.dll (by http://Raz-Soft.com) - IssProcess (Files-In-Use Extension For Inno Setup)
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • fdminno.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • iefdm.dll
  • iefdm2.dll
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • MediaConverter.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Updater.exe
  • vistafx.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • MFC42D.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (MFCDLL Shared Library - Debug Version)
  • MFCO42D.DLL - MFCOLE Shared Library - Debug Version
  • MSVCIRTD.DLL - Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcp60.dll
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • MSVCRTD.DLL - Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iefdm2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HDMIECookiesBHO Class' with the class of {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}.
Scheduled Task
  • HDM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4FBB231-6A7D-4EDA-A9E5-C5A6DD08BAF4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HDM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HughesNet Download Manager' and executes as C:\Program Files\HughesNet Download Manager\HDM.exe -autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000784845%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003634%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004214%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:947,252
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:27 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:619 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HughesNet Download Manager?

Quickly and completely remove HughesNet Download Manager 1.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HughesNet 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 HughesNet Download Manager 1.2, 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 HughesNet Download Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HughesNet Download Manager 1.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.19%
Windows 10 35.93%
Windows Vista 11.69%
Windows XP 5.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.73%
Windows 8 21.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.71%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 4.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.74%
  United Arab Emirates 0.32%
  Japan 0.32%
  Netherlands 0.32%
  PR 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.14%
Dell 32.14%
Acer 10.00%
Toshiba 8.57%
American Megatrends 2.14%
ASUS 2.14%
Gateway 1.43%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 26.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.62%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.31%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.31%
Dell XPS 8300 1.73%


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