What is DownloadManager.exe?

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 DownloadManager.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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DownloadManager.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DownloadManager
DownloadManager.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MyDownloader.App or setup file or Zoom Downloader belongs to software Download Manager or setup or Zoom Downloader by DownloadManager or Zoom Downloader.

Description: DownloadManager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DownloadManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 612,352 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 601,600 bytes, 848,384 bytes or 665,600 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). DownloadManager.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of DownloadManager.exe, you can also uninstall Download Manager or Zoom Downloader software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If DownloadManager.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 1,350,424 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The DownloadManager.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. DownloadManager.exe is not a Windows core file. DownloadManager.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DownloadManager.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Adware.Adpopup (detected by Symantec), and not-a-virus:Downloader.NSIS.OutBrowse.b (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the DownloadManager.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

Download manager for Movieland Mediapipe - comes with spyware p2pnetworks.exe so be careful
Zoom Downloader hides its identity.. It is extremely difficult to remove...The uninstaller on the Zoom Downloader website does not work and claims to be Microsoft..
Used by Win Adware Toggle malware, installed in C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\DM_Cjs6QAFJA7\DownloadManager.exe
  Biff WhiteHat  
if i can download something it says c user app data local something like that
  Firaol Dabessa   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of DownloadManager.exe: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think DownloadManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think DownloadManager.exe 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.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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