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Remove WeDownload Manager - 2021 update

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as WeDownload Manager virus | Type: Adware

WeDownload Manager – deceptive app you should not use for your download routines

WeDownload Manager

WeDownload Manager is one of these potentially unwanted applications that can affect all Internet browsers that are installed on the system without clear permission asked. This is done by dropping a suspicious browser add-on on each of the web browsers.

No, this program is not a virus, but it may also initiate various suspicious activities behind your back, including:

  • tracking of your browsing activity for marketing purposes;
  • showing annoying pop-up advertisements during your browsing;
  • insetting sponsored links into your searches;
  • initiating redirections to unknown websites, etc.

Mostly, WeDownload Manager makes people visit related sites that seek to increase their page rank or sales with the help of such suspicious techniques. However, there is no guarantee that after clicking on one of these sponsored advertisements that are filled with sponsored links, you won't be redirected to unknown and very suspicious websites.

However, the main reason why people started discussing this app is that it can show up on the computer without clear permission asked. In reality, its distribution relies on other programs that are typically spread on the Internet for free.

Questions about WeDownload Manager

Here's a testimony of one of the users who found the app on their system unexpectedly:

Today I launched my browser as I usually do, and then I saw that my homepage is not I started looking and saw WeDownload Manager installed – I have never given permission for this to be installed.

If you want to prevent its infiltration, you have to be very careful when downloading software to your computer because almost every free application is filled with optional components. If you are one of these people who have been tricked into installing the app, you should remove WeDownload Manager without any delay. 

For that, you can use powerful anti-malware software such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and then perform a repeated scan with ReimageIntego to ensure that virus damage is eliminated and your OS runs smoothly in the future. Alternatively, you can rely on the instructions we provide below to perform manual WeDownload Manager removal.

Suspicious apps often travel within software bundles

WeDownload Manager ads are caused by a web browser plugin, which can be downloaded to the system even without the user's awareness. That's because it is known that this is promoted not only with the help of download managers. Beware that it can also enter your computer without explicit permission asked.

Its distribution mostly relies on freeware and shareware, so you should be very careful when downloading programs like:

  • download managers;
  • PDF creators;
  • video streaming software, etc.

Remember, the easiest way to avoid adware and other potentially unwanted programs is to uncheck the check box that offers to install this application on your computer.

This can be done by selecting Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and then following every installation step. If We Download Manager hijacks the system, it may initiate several changes on it that may additionally cause the browser's redirections and system slowdowns on each of the web browsers.

No matter that WeDownload Manager is not a virus, it may be blamed for several unfair activities, such as tracking of people's browsing activity on the Internet and collecting data that is related to their browsing habits. In order to avoid this, you should remove this program from your computer. For that, you should follow the guide below.

WeDownload Manager virus removal guide

Adware is not considered particularly dangerous, although it can cause some major inconveniences to users who have it installed – intrusive ads, redirects, etc. However, the danger of such potentially unwanted programs lies within links that users might be lead to, as these can include misleading information, urging them to install potentially unwanted programs. Due to this, we highly advise you to remove WeDownload Manager from your machine.

There are two ways you can eliminate potentially unwanted programs from your system – manual and automatic. While it is perfectly fine to go for the former (we provide the full instructions below for the purpose), security experts highly recommend performing a full scan with anti-virus software after WeDownload Manager removal to ensure all the unwanted components are eliminated for good.

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To remove WeDownload Manager, follow these steps:

Get rid of WeDownload Manager from Windows systems

To remove WeDownload Manager from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to WeDownload Manager (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove WeDownload Manager from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove WeDownload Manager from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for WeDownload Manager-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove WeDownload Manager, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to WeDownload Manager and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the WeDownload Manager-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase WeDownload Manager from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WeDownload Manager and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete WeDownload Manager removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete WeDownload Manager from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the WeDownload Manager-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Eliminate WeDownload Manager from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to WeDownload Manager and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case WeDownload Manager did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete WeDownload Manager removal.Reset Firefox 2

Uninstall WeDownload Manager from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to WeDownload Manager by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the WeDownload Manager-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete WeDownload Manager removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of WeDownload Manager from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to WeDownload Manager and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of WeDownload Manager registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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  1. Dakota Taylor says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I cant uninstall weDownload Manager because it doesnt seem to have a built in uninstaller…how do i get around this.

  2. Max says:
    March 16th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I had weDownload Manager installed on my system today when installing Google Earth, I was careful too, I has selected Expert mode for the install to chose which promotional programs were being installed with it so that I could decline and not have them installed, yet once complete I had Ads popping-up on websites that never happen before, and the browser opening up and wanting to install FLV player. Google Earth is certainly one way of getting this virus on you system.

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