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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 64.88 days
334.58 days >
Average installed length: 175.80 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is KeyDownload1?  (from KeyDownload)

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KeyDownload1 is a program developed by KeyDownload. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is KeyDownload1-bg.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 8.94 MB (9,369,941 bytes). KeyDownload1-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 8. While about 82% of users of KeyDownload1 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KeyDownload1.
KeyDownload1-chromeinstaller.exe (af823cf3f815e81ce84afd55e6904653) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Win64.Expiro
VIPRE Antivirus 24512 Crossrider (fs)
KeyDownload1 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove KeyDownload1.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: KeyDownlaod
URL: www.keydownload.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\keydownload1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\KeyDownload1\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 8.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KeyDownload1

Program executable:KeyDownload1-bg.exe
KeyDownload1 exe
Path:C:\Program Files\keydownload1\KeyDownload1-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • KeyDownload1-bg.exe - KeyDownload1 (KeyDownload1 exe)
  • KeyDownload1-bho.dll - KeyDownload1 BHO
  • KeyDownload1-bho64.dll
  • KeyDownload1-buttonutil.exe
  • KeyDownload1-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) KeyDownload1-chromeinstaller.exe
  • KeyDownload1-codedownloader.exe
  • KeyDownload1-enabler.exe
  • KeyDownload1-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • KeyDownload1-updater.exe
  • 47816.crx
  • 47816.xpi
  • KeyDownload1-buttonutil.dll
  • KeyDownload1-buttonutil64.dll
  • KeyDownload1-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • utils.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • KeyDownload1-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KeyDownload1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411781116} (CrossriderApp0047816).
  • KeyDownload1-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KeyDownload1' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411781116} (CrossriderApp0047816).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • KeyDownload1-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KeyDownload1-updater.
  • KeyDownload1-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KeyDownload1-firefoxinstaller.
  • KeyDownload1-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KeyDownload1-enabler.
  • KeyDownload1-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KeyDownload1-codedownloader.
  • KeyDownload1-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KeyDownload1-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove KeyDownload1?

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Or, you can uninstall KeyDownload1 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 KeyDownload1, 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 KeyDownload1.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by KeyDownload1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 7 20%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Canada 18.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Intel 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 25.00%
HP ProBook 6440b 25.00%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 25.00%
Gateway NE56R 25.00%


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