What is fdm.exe?
Fdm.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 fdm.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.
Fdm.exe file information
The process known as Free Download Manager belongs to software Free Download Manager (version 2.1, 1.9, 2.1 - Free Downloads Center Edition, 2.5) or Jaws PDF Creator (version 4) by FreeDownloadManager.ORG (www.freedownloadmanager.org).
Description: Fdm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fdm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,068,527 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 1,642,543 bytes and 25 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Fdm.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to do the following:
1) uninstall Free Download Manager or Free Download Manager 2.1 from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
2) contact www.freedownloadmanager.org Customer Service
3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.
Recommended: Identify fdm.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Free Download Manager" is not required to run at start up. "Free Download Manager" - see here
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fdm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fdm.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.
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