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22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,075
United States Rank #4,228
Reach 0.3131%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.95 days
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Average installed length: 278.19 days

Orbit Downloader

What is Orbit Downloader?

Orbit Downloader is a download manager for Windows that has the ability to grab and download embedded Flash Video files from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc. Orbit Downloader also accelerates downloads by acting as a peer-to-peer client, utilizing bandwidth of other users. Orbit Downloader is an advertising-supported product since it may change the web browser's homepage upon installation and also offers to install software that are not critical for its operation. Some versions use the OpenCandy software library as well as the Conduit Toolbar to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from www.orbitdownloader.com)

Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is devoted to new generation web (web2.0) downloading, such as video/music/streaming media from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, Rapidshare, support RTMP. And to make general downloading easier and faster. Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution,...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
Orbit Downloader 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: www.orbitdownloader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Orbit Downloader

Program executable:orbitdm.exe
Name:Orbit Downloader
Path:C:\Program Files\orbitdownloader\orbitdm.exe
Additional files:
  • orbitnet.exe (by Orbitdownloader.com) - P2P service of Orbit Downloader
  • winfile.dll (by Innoshock) - Innoshock winfile (winfile)
  • SoftUpdater.dll - Orbit Downloader (Software Updater)
  • GrabKernel.dll - GrabKern DLL (GrabKern DLL)
  • download.dll (by Orbitdownloader.com)
  • Grab.exe (by orbitdownloader.com) - Grab Module (Grab++)
  • wtlctrl.dll - ProgSense (wtlCtrl)
  • GrabPro.dll - Grab Pro
  • orbitcth.dll - Orbitcth
  • orbitmxt.dll - Orbitmxt
  • GrabDll.dll (by orbitdownloader.com) - GrabDll
  • idht.dll - idht
  • saction.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • orbitcth.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Octh Class' with the class of {000123B4-9B42-4900-B3F7-F4B073EFC214} (btorbit.com).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GrabPro.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Grab Pro' with the class of {C55BBCD6-41AD-48AD-9953-3609C48EACC7}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GrabPro.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Grab Pro' with a class of {C55BBCD6-41AD-48AD-9953-3609C48EACC7}.
Scheduled Task
  • orbitdm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{222C3C6A-AA03-4CF4-96D5-F1079303529A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • orbitdm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Orbit.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • orbitnet.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitnet.exe'.
  • orbitdm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitdm.exe'.
Network connections
  • orbitdm.exe connects to ( port 80).
  • orbitnet.exe connects to 45.af.84ae.static.theplanet.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001994656%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008833%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011113%
0.015104% average
Memory:14.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0004315032%
Kernel CPU:0.00026488%
User CPU:0.00016662%

How do I remove Orbit Downloader?

You can uninstall Orbit 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Orbit Downloader, 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 Orbit Downloader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Orbit Downloader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.33%
Windows 10 16.43%
Windows XP 11.86%
Windows Vista 5.33%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.77%
Windows 7 Professional 10.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.26%
Windows 8 Pro 2.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.27%
  Brazil 9.92%
  Germany 9.07%
  Iran 7.39%
  India 4.64%
  Italy 4.63%
  Japan 4.11%
  United Kingdom 2.45%
  Taiwan 2.20%
  Thailand 1.68%
  Australia 1.47%
  France 1.41%
  Canada 1.40%
  Malaysia 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.27%
Hewlett-Packard 20.09%
Acer 19.45%
ASUS 10.28%
Samsung 4.19%
Toshiba 3.70%
Lenovo 3.23%
Intel 2.62%
American Megatrends 2.07%
Sahara 1.02%
NEC 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.50%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.14%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.06%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.70%

About www.orbitdownloader.com

Orbit Downloader is a download manager for Windows which has the ability to grab and download embedded Flash Video files from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe.
Publisher URL: www.orbitdownloader.com


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