What is DownloaderManager.dll?

DownloaderManager.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about PPVA download module.

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DownloaderManager.dll file information

The process belongs to software PPVA video awareness and download module or PPLive Video Accelerator( by Synacast ( or PPLive.

Description: DownloaderManager.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DownloaderManager.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 509,208 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 508,776 bytes and 5 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include A986E409-30CC-4185-89BB-AB212C104524. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file has a digital signature. DownloaderManager.dll is not a Windows core file. DownloaderManager.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with DownloaderManager.dll, you may also want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPPLive Video Accelerator(
  2) contact to assist you.

Recommended: Identify DownloaderManager.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DownloaderManager.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DownloaderManager.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If PPVA download module 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

it down loads stuff

Summary: Average user rating of DownloaderManager.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving DownloaderManager issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active DownloaderManager process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the DownloaderManager.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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