An ad-supported PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) known as Free YouTube Download Manager has been reported to display advertisements to users and cause numerous other issues. The software may collect different information, from the web browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It may come bundled in the form of browser extensions. All users who have become victims of this program are strongly advised to immediately remove it from their computers.
|Name||Free YouTube Download Manager|
|Short Description||The program may display advertisements to third-party websites.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness fake advertisements as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains. PC slow-downs and sometimes crashes.|
|Distribution Method||Via other PUPs, installed by bundling or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Free YouTube Download Manager.|
Free YouTube Download Manager – Distribution
This application may either come as a browser extension to your browser or a program installed directly on your computer. It is usually added via bundled installers. Such may be the ones provided by third-party websites that aim to aggressively advertise other applications for profits. Here is how you may encounter Free YouTube Download Manager in the “Advanced” installation option:
Since most users tend to either not understand that the app is bundled or have a so-called “fast-clicking syndrome” they often tend to miss apps like this one slip past them.
Free YouTube Download Manager In Detail
The Free YouTube Download Manager may create registry entries and files in the following locations:
→ Files in:
%Program Files% or %Program Files(x86)%
Registry entries in:
The registry values may be inserted with a custom data that may prevent the user from deleting the program and make the program run on startup. Not only this, but the software may be added to all of the browsers that are currently installed on the user’s PC. Besides that, custom plugins, app management and home page permissions may be obtained as permissions by Free YouTube Download Manager.
Once installed and executed the program may resemble a legitimate YouTube Download helping app. However, it may use:
- Web Beacons.
These technologies may collect the following aspects of the user’s information:
- Online browsing history.
- Online clicks.
- Online searches.
- Installed extensions/add-ons.
The bottom line is that the collected information may be used by Free YouTube Download Manager to aggressively advertise applications onto the user’s computer. This may result in full usage of CPU or RAM which will slow down the machine and may even crash it.
But this is not the main danger associated with such software. Since Free YouTube Downloader may be developed only for one purpose – to drive traffic to third-party websites for profit, it may become indirectly dangerous for your computer. There are two types of websites this application may advertise besides legitimate ones:
- Scamming sites that may Phish or socially engineer their way to the user’s financial information.
- Sites that redirect to malicious URLs which may install Exploit Kits, Trojans, Ransomware and even Rootkits onto your PC.
Remove FreeYouTube Downloader Completely
To remove this program from your computer, you should be advised to act fast. We recommend using the instructions provided for the tutorial below since they will help you remove the application even if it cannot be conventionally uninstalled.
Delete Free YouTube Download Manager from Windows and Your Browser
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Free YouTube Download Manager from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Free YouTube Download Manager from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Free YouTube Download Manager from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Free YouTube Download Manager from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Free YouTube Download Manager from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Free YouTube Download Manager from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Free YouTube Download Manager from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Free YouTube Download Manager from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Free YouTube Download Manager
Step 2: Uninstall Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Free YouTube Download Manager from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager 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 Free YouTube Download Manager will be removed.
Eliminate Free YouTube Download Manager 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.