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Should I remove Microsoft Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,520
United States Rank #2,179
Reach 0.2464%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.09 days
445.23 days >
Average installed length: 233.94 days


1.2.1 97.47%
1.2.0 1.98%
1.0.1 0.56%

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Microsoft Download Manager

What is Microsoft Download Manager?

The Microsoft Download Manager enables you to download files simply and easily. It also makes downloading large files such as application and multimedia files quick and reliable. It was specifically designed to help users manage file downloads from supporting Microsoft Web sites. Once started, the Microsoft Download Manager’s easy-to-use interface displays the status of downloads and enables you to suspend active downloads or resume downloads that have failed.


The most common release is 1.2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named msdownloadmanager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 571.5 KB (585,216 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27960
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\defaultfolder
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{654977DB-0001-0002-0001-EABD228DDE8B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 571.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Download Manager

Program executable:msdownloadmanager.exe
Name:Microsoft Download Manager
Path:C:\programmer\microsoft download manager\msdownloadmanager.exe
Additional files:
  • downloadmanagercore.dll - Microsoft Download Manager (DownloadManagerCore)

How do I remove Microsoft Download Manager?

You can uninstall Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft Download Manager.

Win XP 46%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 47.04%
Windows 7 35.83%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.37%
Windows 7 Professional 7.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.23%
Windows 10 Home 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.06%
  Germany 6.26%
  United Kingdom 4.87%
  Canada 3.47%
  Italy 2.76%
  Australia 2.03%
  France 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Japan 1.43%
  India 1.41%
  Brazil 1.35%
  Taiwan 1.20%
  Sweden 0.96%
  Belgium 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.42%
Hewlett-Packard 19.98%
Acer 9.59%
Intel 6.84%
American Megatrends 6.29%
ASUS 4.98%
Sahara 4.24%
Toshiba 2.20%
Lenovo 1.65%
Samsung 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.48%
Dell Dell DM051 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.37%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.95%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.32%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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