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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


If you often indulge in downloading something, you probably think you may need a download manager that would help you organize all of your downloads in a tidy manner. DownloadMagnet may look like the tool that can help you with that, but we would strongly discourage you to trust this application as it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program. A potentially unwanted program is a kind of application that is not malicious in itself, but it could be associated with particular computer security problems or loopholes that should not be overlooked. Therefore, if you happen to have this program on your computer, it would be in your best interest to remove DownloadMagnet right now.

You have an excellent reason to get rid of this application if DownloadMagnet was installed on your system with a bunch of other potentially harmful applications. Usually, when this happens, users do not understand how many unwanted programs enter their computers because they do not realize the danger that software packages might bring.

Here we come across two main distribution methods employed by this application. First, the direct distribution and, second, the third-party distribution. The direct distribution speaks for itself. It occurs when users download the application directly from downloadmagnet.info. This is the official website for this application and the direct download functions just fine, so no one can accuse the application of illegal distribution. Second, DownloadMagnet may also come in software packages via file-sharing websites, and in such a case it is very likely that the program is not the main application in a pack.

What we mean is that DownloadMagnet can be included in a third-party installer as a supplementary application. For instance, you might be looking for some other program, and you find it on some file hosting page. Since such pages have nothing to do with the official vendors, they often include setup files that contain more than just one application, it is just that the users are not aware of that. As a result, they download and install multiple applications they neither need nor want and DownloadMagnet happens to be one of them.

Although the official website claims that this program might be your best bet if you want to manage your downloads properly, what we are concerned about are the potential side effects of utilizing this application. For instance, our research suggests that DownloadMagnet collects sensitive information about you. The program may track your online browsing habits to find out your likes and preferences. This information could be later on used in third-party advertising campaigns.

This kind of marketing tactic is often employed by adware and other suspicious software developers, and such programs like DownloadMagnet get caught in between. They may not be aiming for that, but DownloadMagnet could eventually end up getting exploited by cyber criminals for information gathering and even malware distribution.

You should avoid that at all cost, and the best way to do it is to remove DownloadMagnet right now. Follow the instructions below to get rid of this application, and then run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. You need to make sure that no other unwanted application is hiding somewhere in your system. Only that way will you be able to protect your PC from grave danger.

How to Remove DownloadMagnet

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove DownloadMagnet.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove DownloadMagnet.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall DownloadMagnet.
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