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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Download Manager Star

Download Manager Star supposedly is an “award winning” download manager that can help you organize and schedule your downloads from multiple computers. The features of this supposedly useful tool include a download accelerator, which is the main reason why it might seem better than some other download managers that you might be looking at. Other than that, this program is not that attractive, and we are surprised that computer users install it, and we know that they do; otherwise, they would not be interested in deleting it. Are you trying to remove Download Manager Star as well? is the main website of Download Manager Star, but we cannot guarantee that this program will be distributed in a transparent manner. In fact, we would not be surprised to see this potentially unwanted program (PUP) installed by third-party installers bundled with potentially unreliable software. Our researchers have found that this program, as well as the software associated with it, could be installed without realizing it, by accident. Are you sure that the programs installed alongside do not require removal? If you are not, we suggest using a malware scanner that can list all threats that need to be deleted.

AZTEC MEDIA INC. (or Aztec Inc.) is the creator of Download Manager Star, and we know that this company stands behind Settings Manager,, Smdmfu, and other suspicious programs that are generally identified as unwanted or unreliable. Of course, we suggest deleting these programs, and, if you are interested in this, use the removal guides on our website. When it comes to Download Manager Star, we have a few different reasons to delete it. First of all, it automatically set itself to function as the default download manager for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. What is more, if you are not careful, your virtual security could be jeopardized, and this might be the most important reason to delete this PUP.

Although Download Manager Star is unlikely to collect information with a purpose of scamming you, the Privacy Policy suggests that personal information will be recorded and stored if you choose to provide it. The document also issues a statement stating that your personal information could be collected by third parties if you chose to share it with them. If you are used to being careless when using software, you need to delete Download Manager Star right away. If you do not want to remove this PUP, you have to be extremely careful about what kind of information you share with Aztec Inc. or the advertisers associated with it.

It is up to you to decide whether or not Download Manager Star should remain on your operating system. Our research team suggests deleting this potentially unwanted program and any other programs that could have been installed along with it. The removal of Download Manager Star is straightforward, and you need only to uninstall this program via Control Panel. Since we cannot be sure about what kind of software might enter your PC along with this PUP, we suggest getting rid of it with the help of automated malware removal software.

Download Manager Star Removal

Remove from Windows 10, Windows 8.1. and Windows 8:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R keys) and enter Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and right-click the unwanted program.
  3. Click the Uninstall button to initiate removal.

Remove from Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

  1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and navigate to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you want to delete and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start icon on the left of the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and go to Change and Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable program and click the Remove button.
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