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Should I remove Open Downloader Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,894
United States Rank #7,648
Reach 0.0213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.00 days
619.46 days >
Average installed length: 325.48 days

Open Downloader Manager

What is Open Downloader Manager?

This download manager will install various toolbars and potentially unwanted software during installation. From the EULA: "Installation. During the installation process, we will present you with Offers. You may choose not to accept our Offers."

About  (from opendownloadmanager.com)

Open Download Manager is a powerful download manager that promises to accelerate downloads by up to 500 percent. In addition, the application can also restart interrupted downloads and integrate into a large number of browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. ODM supports proxy servers, ...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named ODM.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 17.2 MB (18,036,894 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Open Downloader Manager.
pcpsetup.exe (56c7221ca3cc7fce0ea9031cabfd2a07) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130703 Win32:Toolbar-M [PUP]
Comodo Security 16500 Application.Win32.InstallBrain.AC
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1082
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8494 a variant of Win32/InstallBrain.AC
Sophos 4.90 InstallBrain
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.184 TROJ_GEN.F47V0503
VIPRE Antivirus 19068 InstallBrain (fs)
ODM.exe (c41ce494e47e3519885a579d58924616) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Sophos 4.98.0 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/privacy-policy.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\opendownloadermanager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OpenDownloaderManager\Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 17.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Open Downloader Manager

Program executable:ODM.exe
Name:Open Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\opendownloadermanager\ODM.exe
Additional files:
  • npodm.dll - Open Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • ODM.exe - Open Download Manager
  • rkverify.exe (by T M R G , INC) - rkverify
  • deltatb.exe
  • GorillaPrice.exe
  • gp.exe
  • odminstaller.exe
  • AppInitMonitor.dll
  • detoured.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Research Detours Package (Marks process modified by Detours technology.)
  • etasks.exe (by FreeDownloadManager.ORG) - Free Download Manager (Free Download Manager Task)
  • fdmbtsupp.dll
  • fdmumsp.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • fftsetup.exe (by Buzzdock) - FreeTwitTube (Installer)
  • flvsniff.dll - flvsniff
  • ftt.exe (by Buzzdock)
  • ggo.exe
  • Heartbeat.dll
  • ieodm2.dll (by FreeDownloadManager.ORG)
  • ieodmdm.dll
  • InstallerCon.exe
  • MediaConverter.dll
  • pcbackup.exe
  • (Malware detected) pcpsetup.exe - Installer
  • realplayer.exe - campaign exe
  • RealPlayerHelper.exe
  • rkinstaller.exe (by TMRG, INC) - Relevant-Knowledge Installer
  • spdnew.exe (by ClientConnect) - Search Protect
  • speedupmypc.exe (by Uniblue Systems Ltd) - SpeedUpMyPC (SpeedUpMyPC Setup)
  • spi.exe (by Conduit) - Search Protect Identifier Stub by conduit
  • sweetim.exe
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • Updater.exe
  • vistafx.dll
  • wajam_v.exe
  • WeCareFixer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ODM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1D855B7B-DFAC-4FDB-9063-9690D3143D74}' (runs on registration).
  • pcpsetup.exe runs as a service named 'Updater Service' (IBUpdaterService) "Updater Service".
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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:692 KB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.03449238%
0.016088% average

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 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.11%
Windows 10 28.16%
Windows Vista 3.10%
Windows XP 2.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.81%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 8 8.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.77%
Windows 7 Professional 5.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.28%
  United Kingdom 8.32%
  Netherlands 2.98%
  Finland 0.78%
  Canada 0.31%
  Kuwait 0.16%
  Germany 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.84%
Dell 22.26%
Acer 11.61%
Toshiba 9.68%
ASUS 8.71%
Lenovo 5.16%
Samsung 3.87%
Intel 1.29%
Sahara 0.65%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.23%
ASUSTeK X55A 2.15%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.15%


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