What is DownloadManager.dll?

The genuine DownloadManager.dll file is a software component of Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent by Intel.
"DownloadManager.dll" is a dynamic link library file known to be the download manager that is loaded by the Intel Services Manager Plugin (ismagent.exe), which is included with the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) hardware and firmware that is installed with the Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent. The file manages general file transfers for repairs, updates, and upgrades through the Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent. Since the filename is a general name, it is also used in applications like the Aiseesoft Studio, Audials, Sony PC Companion, and the LeechGet Download Manager for Internet Explorer. Intel was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The global company is one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers and is known for its industry leading computer processors.

DownloadManager.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if DownloadManager.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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DownloadManager.dll file information

The process known as LeechGet IE Extension belongs to software LeechGet Download Utility by (

Description: DownloadManager.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DownloadManager.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 709,632 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 711,168 bytes, 710,656 bytes or 708,096 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. The DownloadManager.dll file is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. DownloadManager.dll is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. DownloadManager.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove LeechGet 2007 or LeechGet 2006 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify DownloadManager.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DownloadManager.dll. Therefore, you should check the DownloadManager.dll 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

Installed as part of LeechGet download manager. This is the part that integrates with your browser to capture your file download requests.
  Andrew Carpenter, Microsoft MVP for Security   (further information)
Tries to inject itself to any internet enabled application such as outlook, entunnel, ethereal etc. that is currently running on the computer. An easy workaround is renaming it to something else so the app can not load it..
  Ertunga Arsal  

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Summary: Average user rating of DownloadManager.dll: based on 14 votes with 2 user comments. 9 users think DownloadManager.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think DownloadManager.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving DownloadManager issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DownloadManager. 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 DownloadManager.dll 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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