Secure Downloader may be described as a potentially unwanted program that promises to scan various files and downloads with the help of more than 40 anti-malware tools for free. Needless to say, Secure Downloader makes your system more vulnerable to other risks. The bogus browser extension will also generate numerous pop-up ads and may perform other suspicious activities without your knowledge or consent.
Secure Downloader Description and Distribution Method
One way to install the mistrustful browser extension is through bundled downloads of freeware, shareware, or torrents. The Secure Downloader may be downloaded with other third-party programs, thus its uninstallation becomes more difficult. In order to clean your system of the browser extension, you may need to uninstall the programs it was bundled with.
To avoid stuffing your PC with bundled third-party programs, always opt for the the custom installation option and uncheck all unwanted content. Malware experts, however, warn us that the program may ignore your request not to install it or present the option in a blurred manner. That is why having a trustworthy and valid AV tool is the best precaution measure against malware.
Once running on your computer, users will notice Secure Downloader’s drop-down icon. The latter displays a list of last downloaded files on all currently used browsers.
The bogus extension also requests permission to:
- Read and alter data on visited websites.
- Get a hold of your browsing history.
- Control downloads.
- Open downloaded files.
Should I Remove Secure Downloader from My System?
Due to the potential risks the fraudulent browser extension brings, its uninstallation is recommended. However, its dubious character makes it manual removal a bit tricky for inexperienced users. That is why a full system scan with the assistance of a qualified AV program is advised.
In the future, it is best you download freeware from secure websites.
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