What is Download.exe?

The genuine Download.exe file is a software component of Abyss Web Server by Aprelium Technologies.
Abyss Web Server is a light web server application designed for the Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. Download.exe runs the Abyss Web Server updater. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Abyss Web Server supports HTTP/1.1, secure SSL/TLS connections (HTTPS), HTTP compression, IPv6, IP address control, native ASP.NET, ISAPI extensions, extended Side Includes (XSSI), reverse proxying, custom error pages, password protection, bandwidth throttling, dynamic content generation using CGI/FastCGI scripts, anti-leeching, an automatic anti-hacking system, and log rotation. Aprelium is a Tunisian company that develops networking software and standard communication protocols. The company was founded as Aprelium Technologies in 2001 but changed its name to Aprelium in December, 2007. It is currently headquartered in Tunis, Tunisia.

Download stands for Abyss Update Downloader

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Download.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Download.exe file information

The process known as GF1O belongs to software Adobe Flash Player or D6YAg by Alexey Kurilenko or NwQ3qe or Andrey Hmelnikov or Stepan Rybin.

Description: Download.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Download.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 840,704 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 463,560 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with Download.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramStepan Rybin or Andrey Hmelnikov or turn to the software developer [1][2], Yandex, for advice.

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Download.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] or Win32:Agent-AUVV [Trj] (detected by Avast), and MultiPlug (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the Download.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If GF1O has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Traktor Downloads
download.exe is a process registered as a dialler which can use your computer's telephone line to dial high cost toll numbers without your consent or knowledge.
  Ken   (further information)
abyss web server
  jessica drago  
File download.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder.
  ashish singh  
download file
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Summary: Average user rating of Download.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think Download.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Download issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Download. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Download.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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