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How common is it?
Global Rank #91
United States Rank #728
Reach 4.4706%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.63 days
372.56 days >
Average installed length: 195.75 days


v6.05 0.00%
IDM Silent Install Plus - ONLINE VERSION 0.00%
IDM 6.18 Build 9 0.01%
IDM 6.18 Build 7 0.00%
IDM 6.18 Build 5 0.00%
IDM 6.18 Build 4 0.00%
IDM 6.18 Build 2 0.00%
IDM 6.18 Build 11 0.00%
IDM 6.18 Build 10 0.00%
IDM 6.18 - DownloadIDM.Vn 0.00%
IDM 6.17 Final 0.01%
IDM 6.17 Build 2 0.00%
IDM 6.15 Final 0.00%
IDM 6.15 Build 9 0.00%
IDM 6.15 Build 8 0.00%
IDM 6.15 Build 5 0.00%
IDM 6.15 Build 3 0.00%
IDM 6.15 Build 11 0.00%
IDM 6.12 build 26 0.00%
IDM 6.12 build 25 0.00%
IDM 6.12 build 24 0.00%
IDM 6.12 build 22 0.00%
IDM 6.12 build 20 0.00%
IDM 6.12 build 12 0.00%
IDM 6.11 build 8 0.00%
IDM 6.11 build 7 0.00%
IDM 6.10 build 2 0.00% 0.00% 0.10% 0.00% 0.00%
6.30 0.00%
6.21.16 0.01%
6.17 PreActivated by RAC 0.00%
6.15.12 PreActivated by RAC 0.00%
6.15 0.00% 0.01%
5.18.5 0.00%
5.17 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
1.0.0 0.00%

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Internet Download Manager

What is Internet Download Manager?

Internet Download Manager (also called IDM) is a shareware download manager. It is only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

About  (from Tonec)

Internet Download Manager is a tool for increasing download speeds by up to 5 times, and for resuming, scheduling, and organizing downloads. The program will resume unfinished downloads due to network problems, or unexpected power outages. The program features a full-fledged site grabber that downloads files that are s...  Read more


Internet Download Manager is a software program developed by Tonec. The most common release is v6.05, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The programs's main executable is idman.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 9.05 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 14.43 MB (15,129,297 bytes). 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 14% of users of Internet Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Help link: www.internetdownloadmanager.com/contact_us.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\internet download manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Download Manager

Program executable:idman.exe
Name:Internet Download Manager (IDM)
Path:C:\Program Files\internet download manager\idman.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Internet Download Manager installer
  • idmmbc.dll - Internet Download Manager LSP dll
  • downlWithIDM.dll - Internet Download Manager Module (Download with IDM IE menu handler)
  • downlWithIDM64.dll
  • idmbrbtn.dll - Internet Download Manager module (Internet Download Manager button)
  • idmbrbtn64.dll
  • idmcchandler.dll - Internet Download Manager click catcher for browsers
  • idmcchandler2.dll
  • idmcchandler2_64.dll
  • idmcchandler64.dll
  • idmftype.dll
  • IDMGetAll.dll
  • IDMGetAll64.dll
  • IDMIECC.dll - IDM BHO Module
  • idmindex.dll
  • NP_IDM.dll - IDMan Click Catcher Plug-In
  • IDMFType64.dll - Internet Download Manager
  • IDMGrHlp.exe
  • idmmkb.dll
  • IDMNetMon.dll
  • IDMNetMon64.dll
  • IDMShellExt.dll
  • IDMShellExt64.dll
  • idmtdi32.sys - Internet Download Manager TDI Driver
  • idmtdi64.sys
  • idmvs.dll - Internet Download Manager version module
  • idmwfp32.sys - Internet Download Manager WFP Driver
  • idmwfp64.sys
  • IEMonitor.exe - IEMonitor Application (Internet Download Manager agent for click monitoring in IE-based browsers)
  • idmfsa.dll - idmfsa Module (Internet Download Manager assistant)
  • IDMIECC64.dll (by Internet Download Manager, Tonec) - IDM Browser Helper Object
  • IDMGCExt.crx
  • idmmzcc.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • IDMIECC64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IDM integration (IDMIEHlprObj Class)' with the class of {0055C089-8582-441B-A0BF-17B458C2A3A8} (IDM Helper).
  • IDMIECC.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IDM integration (IDMIEHlprObj Class)' with the class of {0055C089-8582-441B-A0BF-17B458C2A3A8} (IDM Helper).
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • IDMan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{67C32518-346C-449C-A21E-69D5F5216114}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D67EB17-EA39-4340-A455-4D934FF2BB7E}' (runs on registration).
  • IEMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D34661AE-1D3C-41A9-8E50-33E563EFE4D9}' (runs on registration).
  • IDMGrHlp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{36D627E6-7FF7-46B8-85F3-A4B932A81D20}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • IDMan.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IDMan.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • IDMGrHlp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IDM Helper' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMGrHlp.exe /onfirstboot.
  • IDMan.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IDMan' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe /onboot.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • IDMan.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IDMan' which loads as C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe /onboot.
  • IEMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IEMonitor.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • IDMan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe'.
  • IDMGrHlp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMGrHlp.exe'.
  • IEMonitor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe'.
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\Uninstall.exe'.
Network connections
  • IDMan.exe connects to (port 80).
  • IDMan.exe connects to ns3361888.ovh.net ( port 182).
  • IDMan.exe connects to atlantic728.us.unmetered.com ( port 80).
  • IDMan.exe connects to srv203-131.vkontakte.ru ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009779941%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00046657%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00051143%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,134,137
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:37.75 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:87.52 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0141009894%
Kernel CPU:0.00918717%
User CPU:0.00491382%
Memory:1.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0022197822%
Kernel CPU:0.00134588%
User CPU:0.00087390%
CPU cycles/sec:77,073
I/O reads/min:101 Bytes

How do I remove Internet Download Manager?

You can uninstall Internet 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 Internet Download Manager, 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 Internet Download Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Internet Download Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.79%
Windows 10 36.40%
Windows XP 5.29%
Windows Vista 0.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.78%
Windows 10 Pro 6.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.91%
  Egypt 7.50%
  Iran 7.46%
  MA 7.08%
  DZ 7.05%
  India 6.00%
  Saudi Arabia 3.94%
  Indonesia 3.89%
  IQ 3.46%
  France 2.48%
  Turkey 2.42%
  BD 2.22%
  Italy 2.09%
  TN 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.46%
Dell 21.63%
Acer 17.54%
ASUS 9.75%
Toshiba 6.41%
Lenovo 6.18%
Samsung 3.25%
Intel 1.37%
MSI 0.66%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.41%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.77%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.73%

About Tonec

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a shareware download manager that is designed for the Microsoft Windows.
Publisher URL: www.internetdownloadmanager.com

comments6 comments

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Marshall Brownover a year ago
This is the best download mgr I have used. It asks you once per download if you wish to download with IDM, then if you chose YES, it immediately does everything on auto pilot while you watch, or while you tend to other work. TRUE AS STATED: It downloads up to 5X faster than average download speed, and does pickup where it left off if interrupted in any way including a power outages or lockouts. Lots of useful extras such as downloading of all pics from a web page, or download the entire web page. I've been using it for 18 months. It jumps in and works well without a hitch at every download. I would not delete it bcuz I would really miss it!
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Julio99over a year ago
The only way this has Malware in it is if someone downloads a cracked or patched version of this and the crack or patch is infected. I bought it and it has no malware, no adware no nothing except good fast download speeds.
user comment
Robert Provostover a year ago
I have been using IDM for about 2 and a half years, and am delighted with how quickly and cleanly it downloads virtually any program that I choose to download, 5 times as fast as normal as claimed, without any glitches. I really like the Internet Download Manager so have no plans to remove it. I have never had any issues with malware files being introduced during downloads. I think that the 5 malware files shown above may have been introduced through more menacing apps than IDM.
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RAPTOR TEAMover a year ago
It's the best download manager I've Always used!
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Scorpian007over a year ago
Not malware, amazing download manager!
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Newbieover a year ago
I really like it. It's the best download manager I've ever used!