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Should I remove YourFileDownloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,701
United States Rank #13,381
Reach 0.0379%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.19 days
1185.50 days >
Average installed length: 622.89 days


1.0.4 19.41%
1.0.3 33.47%
1.0.2 0.40%
1.0.1 17.00%
1.0.0 29.72%


What is YourFileDownloader?

YourFileDownloader provides the ability to download various software applications locally. It provides a list and search interface to locate and download appliations. The program does however automatically add itself to the Windows built-in Firewall.

About  (from Via Advertising Group Limited)

YourFileDownloader is designed to make your download experience easier and quicker than ever. Now you don’t have to spend your valuable time and energy for finding desired programs and get forwarded all across the internet as you can download it all with YourFileDownloader. It’s extremely simple in use, fast and so goo...  Read more


The most used version is 1.0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 main program executable is YourFileUpdater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 6.84 MB (7,170,240 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YourFileDownloader.
YourFileUpdater.exe (1793fbfa7113aa06d1d1de7de32ea42b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.1221213 Win32.Troj.Agent.(kcloud)
nProtect Trojan/W32.Agent.245168.B
VIPRE Antivirus 14992 Via Advertising (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.245168
uninstall.exe (dc18c16bee76983de2a7c4b2ca0ab87e) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Downloader-UGW [PUP]
Comodo Security 17554 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Tool.DownLoader.45
ESET-NOD32 9252 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader
Fortinet FortiGate W32/SPNR.28L712!tr
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!DC18C16BEE76
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DC18C16BEE76
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA AO
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.28L712
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.08L812
VIPRE Antivirus 25094 Via Advertising (fs)
Downloader.exe (07033f8fe8011f9bb259bde99072e29f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Trojan.ZPACK!U0aCyUmTMWE
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.8844 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0718
Vba32 AntiVirus Worm.Runouce
VIPRE Antivirus 18610 Via Advertising (fs)
YourFile.exe (5d96c731f8f877e108531b8100000a07) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Downloader-UGW [PUP]
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1021
VIPRE Antivirus 23528 Via Advertising (fs)
       View all 26 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: http://yourfiledownloader.com/
URL: yourfiledownloader.com
Help link: yourfiledownloader.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 6.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YourFileDownloader

Program executable:YourFileUpdater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:YourFile Downloader
Path:C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\YourFileUpdater.exe
The YourFile Downloader auto updater is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Downloader.exe (by http://yourfiledownloader.com) - YourFile Downloader
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by http://yourfiledownloader.com)
  • (Malware detected) YourFile.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • YourFileUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'YourFile Update'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • YourFileUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named YourFile DownloaderUpdate.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • YourFile.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\YourFile.exe'.
  • Downloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\Downloader.exe'.
  • YourFileUpdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\YourFileUpdater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004134380%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018414%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022930%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,268
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:913 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:12.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0209739451%
Kernel CPU:0.00854710%
User CPU:0.01242684%
CPU cycles/sec:12,404,725
I/O reads/min:502.82 KB
I/O writes/min:142.42 KB

How do I remove YourFileDownloader?

You can uninstall YourFileDownloader 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 YourFileDownloader, 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 YourFileDownloader.
  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) 71%
Win 8 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.04%
Windows Vista 8.18%
Windows XP 7.64%
Windows 10 2.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.89%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.14%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.30%
  Germany 6.39%
  Iran 4.46%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  India 3.62%
  France 2.77%
  Brazil 2.77%
  Italy 2.53%
  Australia 2.17%
  Thailand 1.93%
  Canada 1.81%
  Malaysia 1.81%
  RS 1.69%
  Greece 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 19.14%
ASUS 9.26%
Toshiba 7.20%
Lenovo 2.67%
Samsung 2.26%
Intel 1.65%
Sony 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.07%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.85%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.44%


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