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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. http://www.file.net/process/fdm.exe.html 
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.


User Comments

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a full-featured download accelerator and manager. It is absolutely free! Using this software product you can easily download a list of files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. With FDM the downloading process will be as easy as never before!
  Carloss XL   (further information)
it is a normal download manager, which only helps you downloading more than one files, since you can schedule the downloads, or simply having them download in a certain order. in short, no danger, whatsoever...
Free Download Manager, Freeware Programm
  Jens   (further information)
Free Download Manager
I did not find fdm in Control Panel. in addition it is not work. By the way my Win. is Vista.
Belongs to Free Download Manager, not a risk and is quite a useful little program. Will assist you with downloads in both obtaining maximum speeds and scheduling. Also adds the ability to handle .torrent files.
  PvtStash   (further information)
free download manager keep an eye on port 1500 check firewall logs !!
  frank stahl  
i know it is trying to send info or contact ip address which is registered in Moldova, a country in eastern Europe.
  A worried User  
Free Download Manager
  Christopher Aicher  
free download manager/fdm.exe.R6002

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of fdm.exe: based on 11 votes with 10 user comments.
6 users think fdm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade fdm.exe ("not sure about it").

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