What is iefdm2.dll?

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.

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Iefdm2.dll file information

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, 2.5 - Forgotten Souls) 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 ( or

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 "My Files" folder or in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 98,304 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 13 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.
If problems with Free Download Manager come up, you can also do the following:
  1) completely remove it (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
  2) use the software publisher’s support
  3) find out if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify iefdm2.dll related errors

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. 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

FDM no known harm yet
FDM monitoring plugin, aloowing taking over the download process
Browser Helper Object for Free Download Manager (if you use FDM I recommend you leave it alone)
Part of Free Download Manager
BHO extension for Internet explorer, part of Free Download Manager
used by free download manager
  Mr spok  
To do with FreeDownloadManager (really good application to make the most of a large download speed on rubbish servers)
  Professa   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of iefdm2.dll: based on 42 votes with 9 reviews. 29 users think iefdm2.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think iefdm2.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade iefdm2.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving iefdm2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with iefdm2. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the iefdm2.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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