RayDownload is a download manager you cannot trust because it can be used for the distribution of malicious software. According to our research conducted in our internal lab, this suspicious program could be used by unreliable parties to spread malware and adware (advertisement-supported software). This suspicious program was created by Woodtable Technology Inc., and it is presented at raydownload.com. Although the installer on this website does work, our malware researchers have found that it is more likely to access your PC via malicious installers. To most users, these are important reasons to remove RayDownload.
If RayDownload was downloaded packaged with other programs, you must research them as well. Even if you did not notice any other programs offered along with this download manager, they could have been installed silently. Even if you are highly experienced, you might have trouble manually detecting the programs that require removal, which is why it is advised that you use a malware scanner. If you ignore the malicious programs that you might have to delete along with RayDownload, they could exploit your security vulnerabilities and even put your virtual identity at risk. Fortunately, all of these risks can be eliminated by removing malicious software.
Even though RayDownload is not identified as a malicious program, it can open up security backdoors to infiltrate malware. Obviously, the creators of this PUP are not responsible for the content you download using it, but you should not trust programs that are this vulnerable. If you choose to use download managers – which are not that beneficial – you have to install those that can be trusted. Needless to say, RayDownload is not a trusted program, and the faster you remove it, the better. Of course, if you have already downloaded third-party software using it, chances are that you will need to remove other programs as well.
Our researchers have found that RayDownload could be silently installed onto your PC by a malicious browser hijacker Istartsurf.com. If you find this PUP was, indeed, installed without your permission, you must scan your operating system to see if existing malware downloaded it silently. Istartsurf.com is the kind of threat that can change the search tools on all popular browsers, and it is impossible to miss it if you browse the web. If you do not know how to remove this browser hijacker, enter its name into the search box above, and you will find a full removal guide. If you discover that you need to delete other RayDownload-related infections, it is likely that you will find their removal guides on our website as well.
Although RayDownload might be associated with extremely malicious programs, and it could be used to drop malware onto your PC, the removal of this PUP is not very complicated. Once you uninstall this program from your Windows operating system, you should scan your PC for any leftovers. It is unlikely that you will find any; however, an automatic malware remover will certainly help you eliminate them quickly and efficiently. Of course, it is most important to use this tool to delete RayDownload-related infections. If you decide to remove this software manually, make sure you delete every single malicious component.
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