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MaxDownload Description and Removal Manual

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MaxDownloadMaxDownload is available for download on several pages such as and 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.

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Description and Distribution of MaxDownload

MaxDownload may not be free – some pages offer it at the price of $55.

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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1. Remove/Uninstall MaxDownload

1. Remove/Uninstall MaxDownload 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall MaxDownload.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove MaxDownload from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select MaxDownload and click “Remove


    After MaxDownload is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate MaxDownload and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After MaxDownload is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select MaxDownload to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After MaxDownload has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on MaxDownload
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall MaxDownload. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the MaxDownload will be removed.

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    3. Remove MaxDownload automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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