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Should I remove YourFileDownloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,385
United States Rank #10,473
Reach 0.0705%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.61 days
431.00 days >
Average installed length: 226.46 days


20.14.24 0.07%
2.14.30 1.01%
2.14.29 1.08%
2.14.28 0.65%
2.14.27 1.01%
2.14.26 1.22%
2.14.25 1.58%
2.14.24 2.16%
2.14.23 1.94%
2.14.22 1.66%
2.14.21 1.87%
2.14.20 1.51%
2.14.19 1.15%
2.14.18 1.15%
2.14.17 1.37%
1.4.1 2.95%
1.4.0 15.98%
1.3.6 28.80%
1.3.3 2.74%
1.3.2 29.45%
1.3.1 0.22%
1.3.0 0.36%
1.0.3 0.07%


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 YourFile Downloader)

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 1.3.2, 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 main program executable is YourFileUpdater.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 7.51 MB (7,870,144 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YourFileDownloader.
YourFileUpdater.exe (171d04a2e8d48dc48faa83e32e28b226) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131025 Win32:Downloader-UGW [PUP]
ESET-NOD32 7.8963 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Via Advertising (fs)
uninstall.exe (457030fd723d01c5e133c23d7e153f75) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Downloader-UGW [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.YourFileDownloader.aEM
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.825
ESET-NOD32 9180 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.A
Fortinet FortiGate 4 W32/SPNR.0CA813!tr
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10530 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.174.10530 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
McAfee Artemis!457030FD723D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!457030FD723D
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA ME
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_SPNR.0CA813
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_SPNR.0CA813
VIPRE Antivirus 24444 Via Advertising (fs)
       View all 17 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: http://www.yourfiledownloader.com/
URL: www.yourfiledownloader.com
Help link: www.yourfiledownloader.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 7.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YourFileDownloader

Program executable:YourFileUpdater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:YourFile Downloader
Signed by:Via Advertising Group Limited
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.
  • uninstall.exe (by http://yourfiledownloader.com) - YourFile Downloader

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 Update.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0054343570%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00249135%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00294300%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,751
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

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.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.93%
Windows 10 17.33%
Windows XP 11.14%
Windows Vista 4.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.29%
Windows 7 Professional 10.06%
Windows 8 Pro 4.34%
Windows 8 3.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.33%
  Iran 4.67%
  India 3.90%
  Germany 3.90%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  Indonesia 2.99%
  Italy 2.72%
  Brazil 2.37%
  DZ 2.30%
  Romania 2.30%
  Israel 2.16%
  MA 2.16%
  Canada 2.09%
  Saudi Arabia 2.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Dell 20.44%
Acer 17.92%
ASUS 7.76%
Toshiba 7.76%
Samsung 3.93%
Intel 3.17%
Lenovo 2.73%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Sahara 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.88%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.17%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.65%


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