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Should I remove Open Downloader Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,028
United States Rank #5,610
Reach 0.0270%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.57 days
400.45 days >
Average installed length: 210.40 days

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Open Downloader Manager

What is Open Downloader Manager?

ODM is a download manager that plugs into various web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox). The installer is designed to bundle and offer various additional offers including toolbars and other potentially harmful programs.

About  (from Installer Technology Co)

Installation. During the installation process, we will present you with Offers. You may choose not to accept our Offers. Open Download Manager is a powerful download manager that promises to accelerate downloads by up to 500 percent. ODM supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, aut...  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 main program executable is ODM.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 23.19 MB (24,320,136 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Open Downloader Manager.
ODM.exe (c41ce494e47e3519885a579d58924616) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.98 Mal/Generic-S
VIPRE Antivirus 25712 Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra
Open Downloader Manager has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: opendownloadmanager.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\opendownloadermanager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OpenDownloaderManager\Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 23.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Open Downloader Manager

Program executable:ODM.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Open Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\opendownloadermanager\ODM.exe
Additional files:
  • gpsetup.exe - WeatherZero
  • (Malware detected) ODM.exe (by OpenDownloadManager.com) - Open Download Manager
  • spyclear2.exe (by Crawler Group) - Spyware Clear (Spyware Clear Setup)
  • pcfsodm.exe (by Crawler Group) - PC Fix Speed (PC Fix Speed Setup)
  • osetup.exe - O D M (Open Downloader Manager)
  • odminstaller.exe
  • VOPackage.exe - install
  • wajam_install.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ODM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1D855B7B-DFAC-4FDB-9063-9690D3143D74}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ODM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Open Download Manager' and executes as C:\Program Files\OpenDownloaderManager\odm.exe -autorun.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • osetup.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'ODMDownloader' which loads as C:\Program Files\OpenDownloaderManager\osetup.exe /continue=yes.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • VOPackage.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Update' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\VOPackage\VOPackage.exe /runonce.

How do I remove Open Downloader Manager?

You can uninstall Open Downloader 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 Open Downloader 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 Open Downloader Manager.
  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 10 49%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.16%
Windows 7 44.49%
Windows Vista 5.42%
Windows XP 0.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.15%
Windows 8.1 25.99%
Windows 10 Home 11.68%
Windows 8 6.03%
Windows 7 Professional 5.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.48%
  United Kingdom 0.87%
  YE 0.22%
  France 0.11%
  RS 0.11%
  Indonesia 0.11%
  Netherlands 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.70%
Dell 24.76%
Toshiba 11.54%
Acer 11.06%
ASUS 7.45%
Lenovo 4.33%
Alienware 0.72%
Samsung 0.72%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.17%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.64%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.11%
Dell Inspiron 660s 2.11%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.11%


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