|Type||Download Manager Program, Ad-supported software|
|Short Description||The program appears safe to use but partners with third party affiliates.|
|Symptoms||The user may start viewing third party content and offers in his browser.|
|Distribution Method||From its official website, possibly in freeware installers.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By DownloadMe|
DownloadMe is an application that fits the description of a file download manager program. DownloadMe can be downloaded from its official website – download-me.info. It may also be promoted on various freeware and shareware pages. Another way for DownloadMe to be spread across the Web is in bundled downloads. However, more information is needed to confirm the latter claim.
DownloadMe appears safe to use. However, what may be troublesome to the user are the company’s affiliate connections and data collection policies. Continue reading to learn more.
DownloadMe General Description
The program is designed to assist users in downloading files from the Internet. Besides being a download manager, the app is also supposed to provide several other services such as (from download-me(dot)info):
- Integrated video conversion support from popular videos websites.
- Support for FTP, HTTP, HTTPS and Mirrors.
- Built-in format converter from FLV to MPEG, AVI and MP3.
- Batch downloads.
- Clipboard Monitor and Internet Explorer integration for direct download initiation.
As already said, the program may be friendly and may do what it is designed to do. However, users may start encountering unwanted advertisements, after personally identifiable information is obtained from them.
As visible by the images above, the software provider may collect information from the users’ devices. Then, the software provides links to third parties’ content – advertising content, software and websites. In addition, third parties the user is linked to may provide their own tracking technologies. Finally, the software provider is not responsible for the third parties content and policies. These features are typical for ad-supported software and monetization platforms.
DownloadMe Removal Manual
If the user has used the program for a certain period of time, he may have to use an AV scanner to check if his system is compromised. Please refer to the removal steps situated below the article.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall DownloadMe in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall DownloadMe.
Step 2: Remove DownloadMe automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all DownloadMe associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DownloadMe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DownloadMe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DownloadMe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DownloadMe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DownloadMe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DownloadMe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DownloadMe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove DownloadMe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DownloadMe
Step 2: Uninstall DownloadMe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by DownloadMe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by DownloadMe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DownloadMe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DownloadMe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove DownloadMe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove DownloadMe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as DownloadMe, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DownloadMe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase DownloadMe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall DownloadMe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove DownloadMe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the DownloadMe will be removed.
Eliminate DownloadMe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.