What is Speedownloader?

Speedownloader is an application promoted as a download manager. Its interface suggests that it is a legitimate and useful application, so it does not surprise specialists at all that so many users consider it a good program too. Well, we cannot say that it is malicious either, but, in reality, it is surely not an application that users can trust blindly because it is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Potentially unwanted applications are not considered malicious by malware analysts, but, according to them, they might still be associated with certain issues and expose users to potential threats. As a consequence, users who encounter them should delete these programs from their computers. Find detailed information about Speedownloader in the paragraphs that follow – it will become clear after reading them why a tough decision to categorize this application as a potentially unwanted program has been made by our specialists.testtesttest

What does Speedownloader do?

Speedownloader is promoted as a download manager, so users expect it to help them download files from websites faster and easier. It works quite well, we have to admit – users can see the names of files that are being downloaded, their sizes, the remaining time, download speeds, and how many percents of files have already been downloaded. It is a very simple program, but it works quite well, so it is not at all surprising that users do not hurry to delete it. Despite its usefulness, researchers recommend deleting Speedownloader. They say so because they have noticed that this application starts displaying Update your Flash Player pop-ups after some time. These pop-ups claim that “Your Flash Player for windows might be out of date!” and they need to “update the latest version for better performance.” If users click on the Install button expecting to get the Flash Player updated, they might allow a bunch of untrustworthy applications, including adware, browser hijackers, and even much more dangerous threats to enter their computers. Do not forget that you can click on the Install button incidentally too, so ignoring these pop-ups is not a good solution to the problem. Instead, you should hurry to make those malicious pop-ups gone permanently to prevent this from happening. You will no longer see them if you uninstall Speedownloader from your computer. Frankly speaking, it is one of the reasons this potentially unwanted program should not be kept installed.

Where does Speedownloader come from?

Researchers have revealed that Speedownloader is usually spread bundled with third-party software, which explains why users find this program installed on their computers but do not know anything about its entrance. This is, actually, the second reason this download manager has received a label of a potentially unwanted program. Once this program is installed on a user’s computer, it immediately creates a folder in %PROGRAMFILES%. Additionally, more experienced users could notice modifications in the system registry. Specifically speaking, it creates Values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. The Value in the Run registry key allows it to start automatically with the Windows OS. It means that this program becomes active right after users turn on their computers and the OS is loaded. This suggests that Speedownloader will keep bothering you until you fully delete it. As you should already know by now, we recommend getting rid of it as soon as possible.

How to delete Speedownloader

Speedownloader is not a malicious application, so it is possible to delete it through Control Panel. Luckily, it does not leave any leftovers on computers, so you will not need to do anything else. If you find the manual method too complicated even with the help of our manual removal guide, you should definitely go to delete this potentially unwanted program automatically with a reputable scanner, such as SpyHunter. What we like about automatic tools is that they do the entire job for users, and the only thing they need to do is to launch the scanner. On top of that, automatic tools find and eliminate ALL untrustworthy applications from the system at one fell swoop.

Remove Speedownloader

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the undesirable application and then click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Launch Run (Win+R).
  2. Enter Control Panel in its box and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the untrustworthy application and go to Uninstall it. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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