DownloaderPlus should help you, but all it can do is help third-party advertisers. Even though this program is introduced as a download manager, it does not function as one. These two features are why we identify this manager as a potentially unwanted program. Unfortunately, the interface of this program and the official information at downloaderplus.com are very misleading, and computer users often think that this program is reliable. Of course, the creators of this PUP have to represent it in an attractive manner; otherwise, no one would install it. If you have installed it already, you should delete it. The reasons for removing DownloaderPlus are further discussed in this report.
Have you downloaded DownloaderPlus from its official website or a different source? Most users acquire this program via third-party installers that bundle this PUP with other unreliable programs that might be deserving of removal. Although we cannot claim that all programs offered along with DownloaderPlus will be malicious, you have to inspect them to avoid any surprises. According to our research, the official installer of this PUP might introduce you to unreliable toolbars and advertisement-supported programs as well. Overall, if you do not want to trouble yourself with the removal of malicious programs, you need to make sure that you do not install them in the first place.
As you know, DownloaderPlus can inject online ads. It was found that advertisements can be shown within the interface of this PUP, but this program can also display pop-ups and redirect to unfamiliar websites. Whether you notice pop-ups, ads in new tab windows, or other kinds of promotion, you have to be extremely careful with how you interact with these ads. If you are careless, you might let in other malicious threats, and expose yourself to phishing scams. Suspicious ads created by undisclosed parties are like ticking bombs, and you never know what they might hide. Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of these ads is by removing DownloaderPlus.
Although DownloaderPlus does not track and collect personal information, the tracking cookies that belong to this program are capable of recording certain data. If you interact with the ads injected by this PUP, third-party cookies could be installed as well. Although tracking cookies can be removed easily, not many computer users know what cookies are or how they work. In the worst case scenario, tracking cookies could be used to leak sensitive data that cyber criminals could use for identity theft. Even though it is unlikely that your virtual security will be threatened by DownloaderPlus, you need to delete the cookies of this suspicious, potentially unwanted program.
Uninstall DownloaderPlus from your operating system and remove the remaining unreliable programs. Of course, the process is not that straightforward. Depending on the threats active on your PC, you might need to remove malicious files, restore browsers, clean the registry, etc. If you are new to the manual removal processes, you have to be extremely cautious, or, better yet, install an automated malware remover to clean your operating system. We are open to any questions, and you can post them in the comments section below.
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