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What is downloader.exe?

Downloader.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if downloader.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Downloader.exe file information

The process known as BitDefender Update Downloader belongs to software Baidu PC App Store or The Witcher (version 2 Patch Downloader) or Bitdefender Total Security (version 2013) by CD Projekt RED or Baidu or Bitdefender (www.bitdefender.com/).

Description: Downloader.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. downloader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 307,104 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 364,576 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/downloader.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The downloader.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Downloader.exe is not a Windows core file. Downloader.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of downloader.exe, you can also uninstall Bitdefender Total Security 2013 from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If downloader.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 1,238,562 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 267,788 bytes. The program has no visible window. The downloader.exe file is not a Windows core file. Downloader.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record inputs.

If downloader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 225,280 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 78,655 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The downloader.exe file is not a Windows core file.

If downloader.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 26,624 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as downloader.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Win32.Migr.j (detected by Kaspersky), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Troxen!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the downloader.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Looks suspicious
  Ryan   (further information)
it seems to be dangerous
It is a big nuisance for working of IE Unable to remove it
  Dr Anand Prakash  
opens suspicious webpages
It is disguised malware installer. It appears on sites where the use thinks they are downloading a 'torrent.' It may download a torrent but it also installs this malware.
hangs up the computer by occupying RAM with Opera Firefox. might come from bitdefender
The file was used for BitDefender's Anti-Virus 2013 updating process. No threats found.
  Adam Clark  
It is often a mandatory download if you get to ' immediate download' sites. It seems highly dangerous to me to download and activate an exe file from peopel you dont know, purely so you can download other files
The Bitdefender antivirus update executable. In C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2013
It came to me from the Softonic downloadsite. I don't like to instal software in order to download a file.
  Edmond Petrus  
required for download
It is necessary for BitDefender if you have it installed
  Alex W.   (further information)
It's part of Bitdefender Total Security (or any other Bitdefender product, really).

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of downloader.exe: based on 19 votes with 13 user comments.
8 users think downloader.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 3 users think downloader.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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