MaxDownload is available for download on several pages such as openshop.org.ua and software.informer.com. MaxDownload is promoted as a program that helps users download files of any size and gives them direct links to the files at a download folder. However, several user complaints indicate that the application may be suspicious. MaxDownload is possibly developed by iLivid – a free download manager which, according to reports, is ad-supported. Ad-supported software often comes in bundled packages and thus, it may enter the system in a veiled manner.
Description and Distribution of MaxDownload
If not downloaded by choice, MaxDownload may have been downloaded together with another freeware product. For instance, if the user chooses to download iLivid and doesn’t pay attention to its download agreement, he may end up with MaxDownload installed on his PC. However shady it may seem to some users, software bundling is not an illegal practice. By opting for the automatic installer and fast-clicking on the ‘next’ button, he automatically agrees to download additional products. Always choose the custom/ advanced option and you will stay away from unwanted and potentially harmful downloads.
Once installed on the system, MaxDownload may cause several issues on the system. Various tracking technologies may be applied to the user’s browser without his knowledge or permission. Tracking technologies may be plain old cookies or web beacons, or Flash cookies also known as Local Shared Objects.
If such technologies are use, the user’s online movements from page to page will be followed, and personal and non-personal information about him may be collected. Another downside may be the display of pop-up windows and advertisements.
Complete Removal of MaxDownload
The application’s primary file is MaxDownload.exe. It is most likely located in the %APPDATA% folder. To uninstall it, you may locate it manually or search professional assistance.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove MaxDownload from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MaxDownload from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MaxDownload from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MaxDownload from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MaxDownload from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MaxDownload from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MaxDownload from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MaxDownload from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MaxDownload
Step 2: Uninstall MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MaxDownload from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MaxDownload, 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 MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload 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 MaxDownload will be removed.
Eliminate MaxDownload 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.