What is DownloadHunter?
DownloadHunter is a program which seems to be trustworthy at first sight because it says that it will allow you to manage all your downloads easily and you will even be able to convert files into different formats if you install DownloadHunter on your system. Unfortunately, DownloadHunter is not a useful program even though it claims to be so. In fact, it might cause harm to your system instead of acting in a useful way. If you wonder how this might happen, you should know that DownloadHunter is an adware program which is going to provide suspicious advertisements. You might click on those ads accidentally, so you have to remove DownloadHunter completely if you want to protect your system from harm. We know that not all the users know how to delete advertising-supported applications, so we are ready to explain you how to do that in this article.
How does DownloadHunter act?
DownloadHunter is based on the JustPlugIt engine, so it is not surprising at all that it acts in the same manner as other programs that are created on the same engine. In other words, this program simply distributes commercial advertisements and might even collect information about your habits in order to provide you with interesting advertisements. Actually, it does not really matter whether you see an interesting advertisement or not because you still have to ignore them all and definitely not click on them. It might be really dangerous to do that because you might end up on a website with an infectious content very quickly. As you have probably understood, DownloadHunter might be the reason why malware is installed on your system, so you should get rid of it for the sake of your system’s safety. You should also not forget that there are hundreds of other programs based on the JustPlugIt engine. They might slither onto your PC without your direct permission too, so you should be extremely cautious and even install a security tool on the system.
Users can download DownloadHunter themselves and it is available on third-party web pages; however, it usually enters systems without permission because it is distributed via InstallRex installers and often comes bundled with other suspicious programs. These programs include browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, and other adware programs. You might encounter other threats too, so it is very important that you install a security tool on your system too. It is advisable to surf the web more attentively in the future because programs similar to DownloadHunter might enter your system after you click on some kind of link or simply download an untrustworthy program.
How to get rid of DownloadHunter
We hope that we have convinced you to delete DownloadHunter from the system. If so, you should know that you can remove this program manually or automatically, depending on your choice. If you are going to get rid of DownloadHunter manually, you should use our manual removal instructions. In case you want to delete DownloadHunter automatically, acquire a security tool, such as SpyHunter and then scan your system. We recommend using SpyHunter because we know that it will erase all kinds of infections and it will definitely protect your PC from future threats that might be much more harmful.
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on DownloadHunter and then click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Launch RUN and enter Control Panel into the box. Click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the program and click Uninstall.
- Open your browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Select Extensions.
- Click on the extension and then erase it.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select More tools and click Extensions.
- Locate the extension and select it.
- Click the recycle bin button and click Remove.
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