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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Slow Computer


FTDownloader is a free downloader which is presented as a highly powerful application that can speed up your downloads by up to 5 times. The application is available at It is also possible to download it from other sources, including; however, the application is already flagged as insecure by some malware researchers and also categorized as adware because it can install some adware applications. FTDownloader creates a new registry entry and drops its 6 files in the Documents and Settings folder. If you have downloaded FTDownloader and now want to remove it, you probably know that the application comes with some extra programs attached to its installer. It is advisable to remove FTDownloader and those additional programs for they have some effect on the performance of your browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

It has been found that the installer of FTDownloader can install SweetIM, which is a browser add-on that allows computer users to enhance their communication on different platforms. Attractive animations and emoticons can be used on IM chats, emails, and social networking websites. It is also possible that FTDownloader may offer you another search engine, which is a search provider that generates irrelevant search hits and advertisements. Those computer users who have already tried would tell you that you may have some difficulties removing it from your browsers.

Note that FTDownloader may also be blocked by Firefox, which should encourage you to take immediate actions to remove it and the additional programs from the computer and the browsers.

It is advisable to install a powerful spyware prevention program because manual removal may be insufficient. If FTDownloader install a non-violent program, it may be enough to uninstall it; however, the system still needs professional protection. Our researchers recommend using SpyHunter because this application is powerful enough to eliminate various computer infections with ease. What is more, the operating system will be protected from various computer threats, and you will also save your time, so do not wait any longer and implement the recommended application right now.

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  1. robert Jul 6, 2014

    it slowing my computer down.

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