What is RayDownload?
RayDownload is one of those potentially unwanted programs that users install on their systems themselves. Of course, we do not say that this program cannot enter systems without a user’s direct permission too. Actually, we understand why users often download RayDownload themselves. If you visit the official website of this software (raydownload.com), you will notice immediately that it claims to be a very useful download manager. Even though this program seems to be really beneficial, we do not recommend keeping it installed if you have downloaded it from some kind of third-party website or if it has entered your system without permission. Actually, the version available on its official website is not perfect too. If you ever notice something really suspicious about RayDownload, or you just simply do not like it, you can eliminate it from the system. It is not a big problem if you do not know how to do that because we will provide you with the necessary information.
How does RayDownload act?
RayDownload is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) not without a reason. According to the researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, this program is often used by various malicious applications to download additional untrustworthy programs on a user’s computer. For example, it has been found that istartsurf.com, which is a typical browser hijacker, installs RayDownload silently. In other words, users are not even informed about that and they cannot decline the installation of this application. If you have detected RayDownload but cannot remember downloading it, there is a possibility that some kind of malicious program has installed this program on your PC without your permission. The malicious application that is responsible for the presence of this PUP might hide deep on your system, but it is, of course, a must to delete it. You can detect it by scanning the system with an automatic scanner.
There are definitely much more harmful threats, and they might slither onto your computer in the future. This might happen very quickly, e.g. in some situations, it is enough to click on a single link or advertisement in order to install an undesirable application. As we have already mentioned, some programs might travel bundled with other applications and enter your system without your permission too. Actually, it is really a challenge to protect the system from malware, so we do not recommend doing that yourself. According to our researchers, the easiest way to prevent malicious software from entering the system is to install a security tool, such as SpyHunter and keep it enabled. We think that you should listen to this advice if you do not want to allow malware to slither onto your PC ever again.
How to get rid of RayDownload
RayDownload can be deleted from the system via Control Panel, so this should not cause you difficulties. Unfortunately, it might be really difficult to erase other infections that might have entered your system previously. Therefore, we suggest scanning your system with SpyHunter after you delete RayDownload manually. The free version of this tool can be downloaded from this website, but it will only detect threats. If you decide to erase them, you will have to upgrade the security tool first.
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Select Control Panel and then open Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on RayDownload.
- Click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN and enter Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the suspicious program.
- Delete it by clicking Uninstall.
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