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Should I remove Internet Download Accelerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Internet Download Accelerator version

What is Internet Download Accelerator?

Internet Download Accelerator, often called IDA, is a download manager for Microsoft Windows, created by a Ukrainian software company, WestByte Software. IDA integrates with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and all web browsers that are built based on these, such as Maxthon. Once these browsers started a download, IDA takes over. It can also take over the download of streaming video from websites like Youtube. Alternatively, it can accept a list of URLs from the clipboard or through drag and drop.

About  (from WestByte)

Internet Download Accelerator is an easy-to-use and effective download manager that can increase download speed by up to 500 percent. It uses intellectual multi-section download technology to provide the best possible performance for all connection types, resumes broken downloads, supports FTP, HTTP and HTTPS protocols...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named ida.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 14.71 MB (15,429,570 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.westbyte.com
Help link: www.westbyte.com/ida
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IDA\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IDA\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Download Accelerator version

Program executable:ida.exe
Name:Internet Download Accelerator
Signed by:Download Master
Path:C:\Program Files\IDA\ida.exe
Additional files:
  • npida.dll - Internet Download Accelerator click monitoring plug-in
  • idabar.dll - IDABar
  • idaie.dll
  • idaiehlp.dll - IE 4.x-6.x BHO for Internet Download Accelerator
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npida.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npida.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • idaiehlp.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Searchqu Toolbar' with the class of {99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • ida.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {9819CC0E-9669-4D01-9CD7-2C66DA43AC6C}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • idabar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IDA Bar' with the class of {C70E30C7-140A-4166-A2E8-43557E62B41A}.
  • idaiehlp.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Searchqu Toolbar' with the class of {99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • idabar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IDA Bar' with a class of {C70E30C7-140A-4166-A2E8-43557E62B41A}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ida.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Internet Download Accelerator' and executes as C:\Program Files\IDA\ida.exe -autorun.

How do I remove Internet Download Accelerator?

Quickly and completely remove Internet Download Accelerator version from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Internet Download Accelerator 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 Internet Download Accelerator version, 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 Internet Download Accelerator.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Internet Download Accelerator version you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 8%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Iran 26.67%
  TN 6.67%
  France 6.67%
  Russia 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  United Arab Emirates 6.67%
  Italy 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Packard Bell 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 11.11%
LENOVO 20042 11.11%
HP-Pavilion KZ676AA-ABZ m... 11.11%
Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 11.11%
Gigabyte EP43T-USB3 11.11%
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L 11.11%


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