The genuine iefdm2.dll file is a software component of Free Download Manager by FreeDownloadManager.ORG.
The file "iefdm2.dll is a browser helper object (BHO) for Internet Explorer and also works on other browsers. It is the dynamic link library for the download manager that handles browser downloads, file sharing downloads, and it also resumes any broken downloads. FreeDownloadManager.ORG is the website and trade name that provides this open source software.
IEFDM2 stands for Internet Explorer Free Download Manager version 2
Iefdm2.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 Free Download Manager.
The process known as Free Download Manager
belongs to software Free Download Manager (version 2.5, 3.0 - Prime Time, 3.5 RC, 3.8 RC1, 3.8 RC3, 3.8 Bittorrent, 3.0 Uploads plugin, 3.8 RC2, 3.8 RC4, 3.7 RC1, 3.0 Bittorrent, 5.0.4520.0 Preview, 2.5 - Forgotten Souls, 3.9.5 RC) or HughesNet Download Manager or Download-Manager or Good Download Manager or Sophos Anti-Rootkit or FDM or Trusteer Endpoint Protection or Fraps
by FreeDownloadManager.ORG (www.freedownloadmanager.org) or GoodDownloadManager.com.
Description: Iefdm2.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Iefdm2.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder or in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 98,304 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 15 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 CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205 or A31CFC4F-DDF0-45A6-A85D-563B61024D3D. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The iefdm2.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. The iefdm2.dll file is not a Windows core file. Iefdm2.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify iefdm2.dll related errors
If iefdm2.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 4 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The iefdm2.dll file is not a Windows system file. Iefdm2.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If iefdm2.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 77% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 365,056 bytes, 231,424 bytes, 90,112 bytes or 94,208 bytes. The application has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. Iefdm2.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iefdm2.dll. Therefore, you should check the iefdm2.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Free Download Manager 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active iefdm2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the iefdm2.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.