What is MyDownloadManager?
MyDownloadManager is a piece of software that is available for download on its official website mydownloadmanager.com and the official Chrome Web Store. On top of that, it is very likely that users can download it from other sources as well. As MyDownloadManager is promoted on several different websites, it is not surprising at all that it is quite popular. At the time of writing, there are 27 956 users in total who have downloaded, installed, and use MyDownloadManager. Of course, this number is higher because users can download this software from other websites, and we are sure that it might even sneak onto computers with the help of other applications. In fact, it is not a very rational decision to keep this application installed even though it claims that it will enable users to manage their downloads and search the web easily. There is one main reason why specialists do not trust MyDownloadManager – it is known to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Such programs are not very dangerous; however, they might still perform undesirable activities. We will tell you more about this software in this report. You will also know how to get rid of it after reading through this article.
How does MyDownloadManager act?
It seems that it will really enable to manage the Downloads folder; however, we still cannot trust it completely because we have managed to find out that this application changes homepage and New Tab page to apps.searchalgo.com/search rather silently. Apps.searchalgo.com/search will contain the search box; however, it is better not to use it because all the searches will be redirected through searchalgo.com, which is an unreliable search provider. It is not likely that users will notice these redirections because they will end up on searchalgo.com in the blink of an eye, and then they will be immediately provided with the Yahoo! search results. As these redirections to an unreliable search provider happen, it is very likely that search results provided by Yahoo! will be slightly modified too even though Yahoo! is known to be a reliable search engine. Unfortunately, modified search results are rather dangerous because they contain links and advertisements leading to third-party websites. We are sure that not all these websites are trustworthy, so users have to be very cautious all the time. Actually, it would be best that you eliminate MyDownloadManager if you want to ensure the system’s safety.
As you already know, MyDownloadManager is available for download on several different sources; however, it might still find other ways to enter systems. For example, specialists have noticed that there are users who allowed this suspicious software to enter their systems after clicking on a pop-up advertisement. In addition, there is also a slight possibility that MyDownloadManager might enter bundled with free applications. Even though potentially unwanted programs are not very dangerous themselves, there is still a slight possibility that they might put the system into danger. Therefore, it would be best that you do not allow them to sneak onto your computer. Simply install a security tool on your computer and keep it there.
How to delete MyDownloadManager
MyDownloadManager installs two extensions and change the settings of homepage and New Tab page. It means that users will have to erase extensions and then restore the settings of the browser. You can perform these removal steps one by one; however, it would be quicker to reset browsers. Another way to quickly erase this software is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. You can download the free version of this antimalware scanner from our web page. All you need to do is to click on the Download button you will find below the article.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click the Reset button.
- Open the Windows Explorer.
- Enter C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage in the address bar and tap Enter.
- Find and delete files one after the other:
Do not forget to erase all other infections that might be hiding on your system too!!!
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