|Short Description||WeDownloadManager is promoted as an application to improve the user’s online experience.|
|Symptoms||Could run suspicious background processes. PC Slow-downs. Intrusive advertised content.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or from its official website and shareware pages. Possible via redirects to such pages.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By WeDownload Manager|
WeDownload manager is reported to be an unwanted browser extension or add-on that may target the most widely used web browsers on an insecure PC. Originally the program poses as software that assists users to download various programs and games in an easy and fast manner. However, this particular online threat could be able to track all of the user’s online actions and display tons of annoying pop-up adverts plus cause redirects to suspicious sites. More to it than that, the site may make a user PC its target for modifications of its settings to automatically run and make itself difficult to uninstall.
WeDownload Manager – How Did I Install It?
This program may be a bit difficult to download on purpose, since it is potentially unwanted. This doesn’t eliminate the possibility of users being redirected to an individual download page, mislead by false advertising.
Another and more efficient method of publicity is if this application is inserted into the setup program of another free application. Usually, software application providers bundle applications with the purpose of providing an advertising service to their developers. They may be included in the installation steps of your favorite media player, torrent engine, file converter, DJ studio and others. Programs like weDownload Manager may be included either in the facility as ‘Include this as a free extra’ type of tick boxes or not included at all if you click on the ‘Express Install’ option, which most users tend to do.
WeDownload Manager – More about It
Once installed and running, this potentially unwanted program may initially deploy tracking cookies on the computer to monitor what the user searches for, which sites he or she visits and others. This is done most likely to display tons and tons of targeted advertisements based on those locations. For example, if the user is looking for smartphones, the ads may be smartphone related. They may vary, from smartphone promotions to ‘Is your smartphone slow and full of viruses?’ scareware ads.
Additionally, running this software actively on your browser may increase the RAM and CPU usage of it and, therefore, slow it down. That’s not the reason why this app is considered potentially unsafe, and neither are the cookies. In fact, most programs and sites use HTTP cookies and other tracking technologies, and it is a common practice. The reason this extension is considered unsafe by security experts is the fact that it may lead the user to hazardous websites that:
- Infect user PCs with malware and inject exploit scripts on unprotected PCs.
- Scam the user out of his information by making him fill out registration forms and surveys, promising different benefits.
- Con the user into calling expensive customer care services or subscribe him for such SMS services.
Either way, cyber-criminals use such schemes for only one purpose – to steal your money. This is why you should not trust any suspicious sites and remove unwanted programs that may lead you to such from your computer.
Removing WeDownload Manager
A good way to eliminate this PUP is by following the uninstall manual provided below. It is highly recommended to use a reputable anti-malware to remove the program, however, since there is no guarantee that manual removal will delete all the associated files with WeDownload Manager from your computer. More, it is not a guarantee that you haven’t been infected with other malware by being redirected or by clicking on an online ad. This is why you should scan your computer asap and insure yourself for the future by seeking out malware protection.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall WeDownload Manager 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 WeDownload Manager.
Step 2: Remove WeDownload Manager from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select WeDownload Manager and click “Remove”
After WeDownload Manager is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select WeDownload Manager 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 WeDownload Manager has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on WeDownload Manager
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall WeDownload Manager. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the WeDownload Manager will be removed.
Step 3: Remove WeDownload Manager 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 WeDownload Manager associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove WeDownload Manager from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WeDownload Manager from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WeDownload Manager from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WeDownload Manager from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WeDownload Manager from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WeDownload Manager from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WeDownload Manager from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WeDownload Manager from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WeDownload Manager
Step 2: Uninstall WeDownload 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 WeDownload 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 WeDownload Manager there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WeDownload Manager from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WeDownload 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 WeDownload 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 WeDownload 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 WeDownload 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 WeDownload 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 WeDownload 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 WeDownload Manager will be removed.
Eliminate WeDownload 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.