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Light Downloader 2.6.8

What is Light Downloader?  (from LightDownloader.COM)

Light Downloader is a free download manager that accelerates your downloads by splitting the files into several parts and downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 6 times, or even more! Light Downloader can resume broken download from where it was interrupted. Light Downloader support...  Read more


Light Downloader 2.6.8 is a program developed by LightDownloader.COM. 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. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 6.09 MB (6,381,170 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Light Downloader come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lightdownloader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Light Downloader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Light Downloader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Light Downloader 2.6.8

  • ldm.exe - Light Downloader
  • ldm.dll
  • npldm.dll - NPLDM
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ldmie.dll
  • ldmie2.dll
  • ldmie3.dll
  • ldmvista.dll
  • msvcp60.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ldmie2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FDMIECookiesBHO Class' with the class of {7A780B7B-DCF1-4ec4-BB13-2DF92CAD27DB}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ldm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Light Downloader' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Light Downloader\ldm.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove Light Downloader?

Quickly and completely remove Light Downloader 2.6.8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Light Downloader 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 Light Downloader 2.6.8, 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 Light Downloader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Light Downloader 2.6.8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 9%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.57%
Windows 8 21.74%
Windows XP 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.39%
Windows 7 Starter 17.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8 8.70%
Windows 10 Home 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.33%
  Australia 13.33%
  India 10.00%
  Czech Republic 3.33%
  Greece 3.33%
  Luxembourg 3.33%
  MM 3.33%
  Philippines 3.33%
  PR 3.33%
  SY 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Acer 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
ASUS 10.53%
Samsung 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
Common models
Acer AOD255E 15.79%
Samsung N102SP/N100SP/N10... 5.26%
LENOVO 90BG001YUS 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.26%
HP Pavilion 11 x360 PC 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard 520-1010f... 5.26%


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