Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
WeDownload Manager removal instructions
WeDownload manager is a potentially unwanted applications which shows pop-up ads when user's search the Internet using popular Internet search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.). Generated pop-ups offer installation of additional programs and browser plugins. Notice that while WeDownload Manager itself is not a virus or malware, it's offered browser extensions may lead to serious privacy and computer's security issues. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Many computer users refer to this browser extension as a virus or malware - such negative associations originates from the fact that WeDownload Manager is being promoted using a deceptive software distribution method called bundling.
Majority of Internet users install WeDownload Manager without their consent together with some free software downloaded from the Internet. Internet users should know that nowadays the majority of free software download websites are using download clients to monetize their incoming web traffic - not paying close attention to the installation steps of freeware may easily end up in installation of potentially unwanted browser add-ons which causes unwanted ads and browser redirects. WeDownload Manager is not a computer virus, it's a potentially unwanted application or adware, if you see pop-up ads generated by this plugin you shouldn't download any offered programs - it's recommended to eliminate this adware from one's Internet browsers.
WeDownload Manager is similar to other potentially unwanted applications which are being distributed through free software downloads, for example LemurLeap or Lucky Leap. Most of browser extensions which are being bundled with free software doesn't add any real value to Internet users - they are cause pop-up ads and may lead to some serious computer security and privacy issues. To avoid installation of such potentially unwanted applications Internet users should be very attentive when installing free software - be sure to choose "custom" or "advanced" installation options instead of "quick" or "typical", this will allow to opt-out installation of promoted browser plugins. If you already see WeDownload Manager pop-up ads - use the provided removal guide and eliminate this adware from your computer.
WeDownload Manager removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window look for "weDownload Manager", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling WeDownload Manager scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove WeDownload Manager from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove WeDownload Manager from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "weDownload Manager" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of WeDownload Manager you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove WeDownload Manager from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "weDownload Manager" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If WeDownload Manager extension is greyed out and you can't remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove WeDownload Manager from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "weDownload Manager".
If you are having problems with the removal of WeDownload Manager you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.