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What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
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What is JDownloader?

JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows the automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as RapidShare. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. JDownloader supports the RapidShare "waiting time" and CAPTCHA recognition, enabling batch downloads without user input.

About  (from AppWork GmbH)

JDownloader is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It's an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your v...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is jdownloaderd3d.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 7 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in JDownloader.
JDownloader.exe (5061f57926d36662e4b139d2282d79d0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod7e3.Trojan
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1
JDUninstall.exe (5ef0842e24b018ce45ee73dcb505cfde) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
CMC Antivirus Virus.Win32.Xpaj.1!O
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1
JDownloader has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AppWork UG (haftungsbeschrŠ“nkt)
URL: www.jdownloader.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\jdownloader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\JDownloader\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by JDownloader

Program executable:jdownloaderd3d.exe
Name:JDownloader Launcher v4
Path:C:\Program Files\jdownloader\jdownloaderd3d.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) JDownloader.exe - JDownloader Launcher v3
  • JDownloaderBETA.exe - JDownloader Launcher v4
  • (Malware detected) JDUninstall.exe - JDownloader Uninstaller (JDownloader)
  • JDownloaderPortable.exe - JDownloader 0.9
  • uninstall.exe - JDownloader (JDownloader Setup for Windows)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • JDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3BE288D-BA43-4606-8323-8BECE880993F}' (runs on registration).
  • JDownloaderD3D.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A9735997-A011-4E1B-82E7-29918C844BFD}' (runs on registration).
  • JDownloaderPortable.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BAD0CDBF-9699-44E4-8A8C-79B586735655}' (runs on registration).
  • JDUninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E68F46AD-A0B7-4EA1-B46A-4A9E699156DE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • JDownloaderBETA.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named jdon.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • JDownloader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'JDownloader.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\JDownloader\JDownloader.exe.
  • JDownloaderPortable.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'JDownloaderPortable.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\JDownloader\JDownloaderPortable.exe.
  • JDownloaderD3D.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'jd' and executes as C:\Program Files\JDownloader\JDownloaderD3D.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • JDownloaderPortable.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\JDownloader\JDownloaderPortable.exe'.
  • JDownloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\JDownloader\JDownloader.exe'.

How do I remove JDownloader?

You can uninstall JDownloader 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 JDownloader, 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 JDownloader.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 8%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 10 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.33%
Windows 8 Enterprise 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 40.00%
  United States 33.33%
  UA 13.33%
  Sweden 6.67%
  Lithuania 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.00%
Samsung 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Dell 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
Common models
Sony VGN-Z51VRG_X 12.50%
Samsung N130 12.50%
Micro-Star MS-7528 12.50%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 7720 12.50%
MSI MS-7673 12.50%

About (from AppWork GmbH)

We're a software company that is dedicated to delivering you what you really need.
Publisher URL: www.wemakeyourappwork.com


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