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Should I remove Star Downloader Free?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,920
United States Rank #22,828
Reach 0.0093%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.00 days
560.50 days >
Average installed length: 294.50 days

Star Downloader Free

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What is Star Downloader Free?  (from StarDownloader.com)

Star Downloader is a download manager that accelerates your downloads by splitting the files into several parts and downloading them simultaneously. Download speeds are increased further by choosing the fastest mirror sites.

You may automatically resume broken downloads if your connection is lost or if your com...  Read more


Star Downloader Free is a program developed by StarDownloader.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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 3.48 MB (3,644,558 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Star Downloader Free come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardownloader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Star Downloader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\STARDO~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\STARDO~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Star Downloader Free

  • Leecher.exe
  • SDIE55Int.dll
  • SDIEInt.dll
  • stardown.exe
  • npstar.dll (by Star Downloader) - Star Downloader NS6/Opera Plugin
  • NSHelper.dll - StarDownloaderNS Dynamic Link Library (StarDownloaderNS DLL)
  • SDExt.dll - SDExt Module
  • unrar.dll
  • UrlHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SDIEInt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {FFFFFEF0-5B30-21D4-945D-000000000000}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{459AC677-F089-4F3B-9364-B86490DE6679}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • stardown.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Star Downloader Free' and executes as C:\Program Files\Star Downloader\stardown.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • stardown.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Star Downloader\stardown.exe'.

How do I remove Star Downloader Free?

Quickly and completely remove Star Downloader Free from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Star Downloader Free 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 Star Downloader Free, 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 Star Downloader Free.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Star Downloader Free you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.67%
Windows 10 23.20%
Windows XP 13.81%
Windows Vista 3.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.97%
Windows 7 Professional 10.06%
Windows 8.1 5.03%
Windows 10 Pro 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.98%
  India 9.13%
  Germany 8.17%
  France 5.29%
  Italy 4.81%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Malaysia 2.40%
  South Africa 2.40%
  Canada 1.92%
  Spain 1.92%
  Australia 1.44%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  New Zealand 1.44%
  Philippines 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.66%
Dell 19.47%
Acer 15.93%
Toshiba 8.85%
Intel 5.31%
ASUS 4.42%
Lenovo 3.54%
American Megatrends 2.65%
Medion 2.65%
Samsung 2.65%
Gateway 1.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.88%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.91%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 1.94%
GATEWA GM5442 1.94%
Gigabyte H67MA-USB3-B3 1.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.94%


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